Innovation Investment Fund: Introductory Questionnaire

At a basic level, IW companies should meet certain criteria, including:

  • U.S. owned
  • Located in Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Currently employ fewer than 50 people
  • Developing an innovative technology in an area such as: life sciences (medical devices and biotechnology), information technology (hardware, software, internet infrastructure)
  • Innovative products or tech enabled services addressing large market opportunities
  • A clear and compelling value proposition
  • A strategy to achieve full-scale commercialization
  • Entrepreneurs and other leaders possess passion and dedication to the commercial success of the company
  • Potential to attract additional funding if needed

Getting Started

We encourage applications from entrepreneurs of all backgrounds. For us to get to know some more information about your company, please answer the questions below. Fields with an "*" are required by the state of Pennsylvania.

Contact Information

  • (Use "http://")
  • Additional Company Information

  • What makes your company unique?       [100 words or less]
  •  (MM/DD/YYYY)
  • Please list the names and roles of current team members*
  • Has your company raised investment from any of the following sources?
  • Beyond funding, what other ways can we help your company?

Terms and Agreements

Innovation Works is a non-profit economic development agency serving the citizens of southwestern Pennsylvania. If we agree to provide you with business assistance, we will do so at no charge to you. We disclaim (and you waive) all warranties related to the assistance we may provide to you, and you also agree that neither Innovation Works, its directors, officers, employees nor agents shall be liable to you for any damages, including, without limitation, loss of profit or business opportunity.

  •   I agree