PGH Lab Opens Application Period

New year, new ideas, new cycle Posted 1.31.2017
Written by Annia Aleman
PGH Lab Opens Application Period
After a successful pilot, PGH Lab is accepting applications for its second cohort. PGH Lab connects the city government with local startups, giving companies an opportunity to beta test their products and gain valuable feedback. The first cycle received 26 applications, only 3 were chosen—HiberSense, TransitSource and Renergé. Check out pilot results in our previous blog.

This round, PGH Lab welcomes even more startup participation. The City of Pittsburgh is excited to announce PGH Lab 2.0 is bringing new partners onboard! The City will partner again with the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and welcome to the program the Housing Authority of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA).

PGH lab invites startups to propose solutions to complex challenges in the areas of: City Operations, Citizen Engagement, Climate Change & the Environment, and Other. We are looking for companies that are local (Pittsburgh based preferred), and have built prototypes ready to test with a real-world client.

Selected startups will be offered coworking space, access to the City’s network, mentoring and guidance from city affiliates, and free membership to 1776 global incubator.

Applications must be submitted, online. Please visit the PGH Lab website to start the process.

Feel free to email PGH Lab project manager Annia Aleman, with any questions. You can find Annia working hosting PGH Lab office hours every Wednesday 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm at Zeke's Café in East liberty starting February 1, 2017.

PGH Lab’s application period will end March 6, 2017 at 5:00 PM