AlphaLab is a nationally ranked early-stage startup accelerator based in Pittsburgh, PA. We are a charter member of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN) and one of the first ten accelerator programs worldwide.

UP TO $50K INVESTMENT
AlphaLab’s standard term is $25k for 2.5% or $50k for 4% equity upon entry. Qualified AlphaLab alumni companies have the opportunity to raise additional capital from the Innovation Works seed fund. AlphaLab is part of Innovation Works, one of the most active seed investors in the US.

EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS
We believe in the power of founding teams to build great companies. Over the 4 month program, scheduled educational sessions cover topics from customer validation to financing, all geared towards helping you build the best company possible.

MENTORSHIP
Your company will benefit from the guidance of entrepreneurs, technologists and investors who have developed and launched products, raised capital and negotiated manufacturing and distribution partnersh...
AlphaLab is a nationally ranked early-stage startup accelerator based in Pittsburgh, PA. We are a charter member of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN) and one of the first ten accelerator programs worldwide.

UP TO $50K INVESTMENT
AlphaLab’s standard term is $25k for 2.5% or $50k for 4% equity upon entry. Qualified AlphaLab alumni companies have the opportunity to raise additional capital from the Innovation Works seed fund. AlphaLab is part of Innovation Works, one of the most active seed investors in the US.

EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS
We believe in the power of founding teams to build great companies. Over the 4 month program, scheduled educational sessions cover topics from customer validation to financing, all geared towards helping you build the best company possible.

MENTORSHIP
Your company will benefit from the guidance of entrepreneurs, technologists and investors who have developed and launched products, raised capital and negotiated manufacturing and distribution partnerships.

UP TO $600K FOLLOW-ON FUNDING
Qualified AlphaLab alumni companies have the opportunity to raise additional capital from the Innovation Works seed fund. Innovation Works has invested in over 300 companies since 1999.

ALUMNI NETWORK
Founded in 2008, AlphaLab has built an extensive alumni network that remains engaged with current AlphaLab companies. Offering expertise and experience, many return for educational sessions and one-on-one mentorship. Several high-growth startup companies that originated in AlphaLab include JazzHR, NoWait, Shoefitr, IKOS, The Zebra, and Gridwise.

Additional perks include:

LEGAL SERVICES
Access to free and discounted legal services including a complimentary incorporation package through Cohen & Grigsby’s AlphaLaw program.

ACCOUNTING SUPPORT
Access to free and discounted accounting and tax services through Sisterson & Co.

INTERNS
Help with finding an intern through connections with local universities, CMU, Pitt, Duquesne, etc.

DISCOUNTS
Discounts on products and services essential to any startup like Amazon Web Services, Apple, HubSpot, and ZipCar through our Global Accelerator Network membership.

FUEL
Our kitchen is always stocked with lots of coffee, soda and snacks. We also order lunch a couple of times each week.

COLLABORATIVE WORKSPACE
AlphaLab’s space offers companies both private offices and open workspace, ideal fo
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