• Innovation Works
  • AlphaLab
  • AlphaLab Gear

A Hardware & Robotics Startup Accelerator

We leverage our experience and network to help entrepreneurs make rapid progress through the early stages of product and customer development.

AlphaLab

We use the same principles and methodologies as AlphaLab, Pittsburgh’s nationally-ranked startup accelerator, while incorporating unique expertise, education and mentorship in the areas of industrial and engineering design, advance manufacturing, mass consumer distribution and supply chain management.

Innovation Works

AlphaLab Gear is a program of Innovation Works, one of the nation’s most active seed-stage investors.

WHAT OUR PROGRAM OFFERS

PITTSBURGH, PA

Pittsburgh’s low-cost of living gives you the unique opportunity to live a startup lifestyle without a startup budget.

INVESTMENT

Your company will receive $25K or $50K in exchange for 5% or 9% common stock equity.

OFFICE SPACE

Each company receives a private office and access to collaborative working spaces, workshop space, conference rooms and a full kitchen in our 10,000 square foot facility.

TechShop MEMBERSHIP

In addition to the light tooling equipment within our space, your company will receive a membership to TechShop Pittsburgh.

MENTORSHIP

Your company will benefit from the guidance of entrepreneurs, technologists and investors.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

In addition to our extensive network of mentors, our day-to-day leadership team at AlphaLab Gear.

EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS

We’ll teach you how to successfully build and grow your hardware startup.

ROBOTICS TRACK

Companies with a robotics focus will receive additional support from Startbot, an investment firm specialzing in early-stage robotics companies.

INNOVATION WORKS

Innovation Works (IW) founded AlphaLab in 2008 to accelerate the growth of promising startup technology companies in the region.

ADDITIONAL PERKS

From free and discounted legal services to hands-on product design and prototyping sessions, we’ve got you covered.

PITTSBURGH

Pittsburgh has transformed itself into a leader in manufacturing and robotics. With world-class robotics & engineering programs at area universities and top-tier industry leaders, Pittsburgh provides the resources necessary to build a successful hardware business. We think there’s no better place to start and grow your company, and we have a feeling you’ll agree.

To learn more about all Pittsburgh has to offer, go to VisitPittsburgh.com.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ALPHALAB GEAR SPOTLIGHT