Open for Business
Tailored business assistance to help small businesses respond, retool, and remain open for business.Learn More
2020 Annual Report
We put our mission to work at a critical time in history when equitable access to flexible capital and business assistance was needed most.Read Our 2020 Annual Report
Recover & Grow
Flexible financing to navigate business disruptions and capture recovery opportunities.Learn More
Where We Work
We ignite economic growth across western Pennsylvania.
707 Grant St.,
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
1001 State Street,
Erie, PA 16501
30 E. Main Street,
Uniontown, PA 15401
7800 Susquehanna Street
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Peach Street - Erie, PA
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Monmade and Community Land Trust Homes
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My Three Sons Vending
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"In March, Bridgeway Capital’s Creative Business Accelerator (CBA) and Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE) launched the program to help local makers get their products to the masses. Funding is provided by the Hillman Family Foundations and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.
Applications are open to any artist, craftsperson or small-batch manufacturer in Western Pennsylvania or northern West Virginia who has at least one year of product development under their belt and aspires to be a full-time business owner. The goal, says CBA Director Adam Kenney, is to turn passions into professions."
Open for Business provides no-cost business assistance to help small businesses recover and remain open.
The grant supports the Open for Business program, launched by Bridgeway Capital in partnership with Paramount Pursuits. The program offers free capacity-building services to qualified Allegheny County-based small businesses located in low- and moderate-income areas to help them recover from the immediate impact of COVID-19 and reposition businesses for long-term success.
Bridgeway Capital’s Creative Business Accelerator (CBA) and Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE) present the first twelve graduates of their inaugural First Leap program. In March 2021, CBA and CWE created First Leap as an entrepreneurial readiness program for startup and emerging creative businesses from the Pittsburg area. The twelve participants represented a wide range of creative practices, from soap making to landscape design to woodworking.
"According to Bridgeway Capital’s Creative Business Accelerator Adam Kenney, there are plenty of old mill towns, but not all of them have the resources Johnstown has in place.
“Johnstown has all the elements needed to foster a maker ecosystem that supports the area’s economic future,” Kenney said.
“Creator Square can become the hub of this ecosystem which includes cultural assets such as the Center for Metal Arts, as well as small business supports such as JARI and Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.”
Kenney said Bridgeway also intends to find a role in supporting Creator Square.
Four to eight makers can occupy Creator Square at a time. There, they would have access to studio space and a variety of equipment to produce their goods and sharpen their business knowledge."
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