The Idea Fund – a nonprofit organization that invests in individuals by providing funds and services to help fill the ‘development gap’—the lack of money available to transform ideas into young companies. The mission of Idea Fund is to support early entrepreneurial development with priorities given to women, minorities and Veterans through funding and mentorship in order to facilitate economic opportunities that reach all parts of our community and beyond. The idea is to make every attempt to ensure that all ideas that are selected have the best chance of future success.
Programs and Services
Quickstarter is a FREE service for entrepreneurs to help design and launch successful crowd-funding campaigns.
The Starting Line is an innovative competition designed for entrepreneurial ventures without a financial track record (under 20k in revenue).
Innovation Erie is a competition designed to encourage original product ideas that could be manufactured or created in the Erie region.