Learn More about Erie’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem 


Resource Providers

Support organizations (including accelerators and incubators, economic development organizations and networking groups) and specialty resources, such as sector-specific business support groups. Learn More


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Stories and Storytellers

Inspirational organizations (including accelerators and incubators, economic development organizations and networking groups) and specialty resources, such as sector-specific business support groups. See the providers


Sources of Risk Capital

High-risk funding available to early stage (Imagining, Incubating, Demonstrating Phase) companies not likely to qualify for traditional forms of financing due to the speculative nature of the opportunity. This category includes micro-lenders, angels investors, seed funds, grants and venture capital. See the providers


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Educational Opportunities

Programs offered by higher education institutions – from formalized entrepreneurship curriculum to on-campus resources dedicated to students – as well as informal information sessions and community programs. See the providers



Advocates

Organizations, government officials and business groups that advocate for the needs of entrepreneurs to policymakers and leaders who can influence government funding and programmatic opportunities. See the providers


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Idea Creators

Sources of intellectual property or ideas with commercial potential from centers of research and innovation, higher education research institutions, individual entrepreneurs or private industry. See the providers