We’re raising awareness about the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation for the health of our local economy. Entrepreneurship is vital to job growth and wealth creation. We’re advocating for entrepreneurship as a major driver of economic development.


We’re mapping the elements of Erie’s Emerging Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and tracking its progress.


Our aim is to empower local entrepreneurs and resource providers. We have strong regional talent present in Erie and dedicated resource providers available to assist these entrepreneurs in growing their businesses.

Erie, our time is now!

Entrepreneurship is much more than starting a business. An entrepreneurial mindset, recognizing and pursuing new opportunities, is vital for the Erie community to grow and prosper. We need to encourage entrepreneurship at all economic levels of society.

The Innovation Collaborative

The Innovation Collaborative is a 501c(3) non profit organization located in Erie, PA. We are: “… the independent voice for innovators, facilitating, measuring, and communicating progress for northwest PA’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.”