We break barriers for disadvantaged businesses.

We’re a single point of contact for minority, women, veterans and other disadvantaged business owners seeking information to start, sustain and grow their business. Our services help pre-venture, startup and existing businesses acquire the tools they need to break down the barriers that may impede their growth.

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New Coworking Space Available

Technology and healthtech companies, find your perfect workspace at the Riverside Center for Innovation's newest addition, our renovated, open-space coworking area. Exposed brick walls and high ceilings throughout. Enjoy a lunchtime stroll along the river, or walk to...

Extra hurdles don’t slow Pittsburgh’s minority entrepreneurs

Starting a business for Tamiah Bridgett began with getting some white guys to understand African-American hair — no small thing, she quickly learned. The 38-year-old woman founded Diversame a year ago, a company that is marketing a blow dryer specifically designed for...

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