A little over a year ago I moved from San Francisco, CA to Pittsburgh, PA. It was a decision I was initially unsure about, but I couldn’t be happier in my new home.  Pittsburgh has gotten a number of accolades recently. Movoto named Pittsburgh the smartest city in the US due to the incredible number of universities, libraries, and museums we enjoy. And while Pittsburgh may have a “Rust Belt” locale, it wont stay rusty for long. Forbes magazine named it a “comeback city” due to its incredible recovery from the steel industry collapse. Overall, yinzers (the local slang for Pittsburgh natives) are a well-educated and industrious group. And for small business owners, Pittsburgh has a lot to offer. Here are some of the many resources available to Pittsburgh startups.

University Resources

There are 11 universities in the city of Pittsburgh, and nearly all of them offer some sort of small-business support.


There is a growing number of accelerator programs in Pittsburgh to help startups get up and running. Here are just a few.

Workspace plus Perks

There is no shortage of co-working spots in Pittsburgh, but I want to highlight some of the Co-working “plus” programs that offer more than just a desk.

Programs, classes and clubs

Pittsburgh entrepreneurs can take advantage of hundreds of classes, clubs, and events that take place throughout the year. Here are just a few:

Add it to the list…

A big thank you to everyone who reached out with more resources for entrepreneurs in Pittsburgh. Here are a few more to add to your list of things to check-out:

Any More?

Do you know of other resources for startups in Pittsburgh? Please post them in the comments or reach out to us on twitter @UXfromTheStart

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