Startup Accelerator 

Introducing the Pittsburgh region’s newest accelerator for individuals/teams that have high-potential business ideas with technology-based products. The Innovation Forge focuses on creating new products and processes by bringing together the digital and physical worlds through leveraging Industry 4.0 technologies. The Startup Accelerator is a transformative 6-month program for early-stage/pre-revenue teams to help them validate and shape their idea.

The first cohort will begin in March 2024. 


Click here to watch our first information session

Is this program right for you?

This program has been created to support:

  • Early-stage/pre-revenue individuals/teams that have a high-potential business idea with technology-based products that need help turning their idea into a reality
  • Leveraging Industry 4.0 technologies such as sensors, IoT, manufacturing improvements, process improvements, automation and robots, vision systems, AI machine learning, data analytics and 3D printing

Start forging your ideas today.

  • Entrepreneurial training and one-on-one coaching
  • Validate your value proposition and target markets
  • Create an MVP and 12-month action plan
  • Access premier coworking space at The Corner
  • Utilize the building block technologies at the Digital Foundry for prototype development


Contact Joanna Sutton at to learn more about the Innovation Forge Startup Accelerator program.