Erie Entrepreneurs


Local Entrepreneur Recruited for Bernie Sanders Rally

Erie Entrepreneur Professional Interpreters was hired by the Sanders’ campaign to provide sign language during their rally.

Mat Silva

Mat Silva speaks to the wealth of resources he found in Erie’s entrepreneurial support ecosystem. From Ben Franklin, to the Small Business Development Center, Innovation Collaborative, Erie Technology Incubator, and Radius CoWork, Mat was able to obtain the resources he needs to successfully launch his innovative solution in Erie’s Urban Core.

The Juice Jar

The Juice Jar opened their doors to provide a healthy alternative for Erie residents. Heidi’s journey is nothing short of inspirational: Heidi utilized Erie’s community of resources to go from idea to new business in just a year.

Inner Balance Pilates

Founder of Inner Balance Pilates describes her journey moving back to Erie and identifying, evaluating, and pursuing the market opportunity of a stand alone Pilates facility.

Iron Empire Clothing

Iron Empire Clothing has experienced national success selling their inspirational and empowering brand of athletic clothing. Recently, the company expanded their online presence to include a brick and mortar store located on Poplar Street.

In Progress LLC

The In Progress team has launched a new product called Fresh Life. They speak to the fact that entrepreneurship is accessible to all!

Area Mental Health

“An Erie Woman who owns her own business wants young women to know that one day, they can be their own boss.”

MenajErie Studios

MenajErie Studios is fueled by creativity. Jessica Yochim speaks to the motivation that helped her launch a business in Erie, PA.

E.R.I.E. Conference on Entrepreneurship

The Black School of Business’s Economic Research Institute of Erie held their annual conference on the topic of entrepreneurship and innovation and how it relates to Erie’s economy.

Erie Business Law 

Law and Business School Graduate Adam Williams started his own practice where he focuses on business law.

Szymanski Consulting 

The Szymanski’s are a husband and wife team who have founded multiple businesses.

Acoustic Sheep

Founder Wei-Shin Lai speaks to how she created her product. Wei-Shin has experienced national and international success with her product SleepPhones.

Christine’s Equine Services

Christine took the leap into entrepreneurship to fuel a passion for horseback riding.

No Dress Code Studios

Roman and Kristen Glass built No Dress Code Studios into a successful business located in Erie’s Urban Core.

Barnes Limo and Walten Point Productions

Matt Barnes, the founder of Walten Point Productions and Barnes Limousine speaks to how he started a company and grew it to over 30 employees strong.

Yellow Elephant Clothing

Stephanie Westley is the founder of Yellow Elephant Clothing. She speaks to the affordability of setting up shop in Erie and the importance of inclusion and diversity in nurturing entrepreneurs.

Patrick Duda – Innovation Showcase

The Innovation Showcase is an annual student entrepreneurship competition that draws students from Gannon, Edinboro, Mercyhurst, Penn State Behrend, and LECOM.

Advanced Finishing

Advanced Finishing in Fairview speaks to entrepreneurship in Erie County, PA.

weCreate Website Design and Marketing Solutions

weCreate is a newly formed Practical Website Design and Marketing Solutions company in Erie, PA. The founders behind weCreate share their founding story which includes cooperation and collaboration.

Gary Schoeniger Redefines Entrepreneurship

Founder and CEO of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative Gary Schoeniger speaks to redefining entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is much more than starting a business. It can empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things. An entrepreneurial mindset, recognizing and pursuing new opportunities, is vital for the Erie community to grow and prosper.

Local Entrepreneur Recruited for Bernie Sanders Rally

Erie Entrepreneur Professional Interpreters was hired by the Sanders’ campaign to provide sign language during their rally.