AlphaLab, the early-stage incubator created by Innovation Works, has opened up applications for the fourth session that begins in January. AlphaLab runs a 20-week program that includes funding (up to $25,000 seed investment), free office space and business & strategy mentoring.
The team over there (Jim, Meredith and Mike, among others) are doing great things and the program has really emerged as a central piece for early-stage entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh. Aside from working with 8-10 companies in a year-round cycle (other incubators often have one or possibly two sessions per year while AlphaLab runs three), they host various events for the community in their awesome South Side offices.
I’ve mentioned the third class briefly and hope to provide more coverage of next week’s demo day. The Resumator founder Don Charlton, a graduate of the second AlphaLab class and who I profiled previously, said his company “owes much of its success to the great mentorship [he] received at AlphaLab.”
If you have a dream and need guidance and a little money to get it off the ground, I would highly encourage you to consider applying for this Winter 2010 session. The deadline is October 20 – so you have a little over a week to get your applications in. If you have any questions about the process or other requirements, you can contact Meredith Benedict at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 412-535-8294.