The Entrepreneurial Studies Program has established beneficial partnerships and collaborations, both casual and formal, with a variety of businesses and organizations. A few key collaborators are listed below.
BlueTree Allied Angels is a professionally managed private investor network that relies on its membership: the volunteering of member time and talent, the sharing of our members' resources, and the good will of many regional entities that sponsor us and recognize the importance of organized angel investor capital.
The Rivers Club is recognized as a Business and Sports Club for the Pittsburgh of today and tomorrow. The Rivers Club is comprised of business and community leaders, who are committed to promoting the traditional values of family, health, community stewardship and good business. We believe that the most rewarding business relationships are based upon trust, friendship, and familiarity.
Since 1983, the Pittsburgh Technology Council has been the principal point of connection for companies from four primary clusters of the technology industry that are represented by a critical mass of businesses in southwestern Pennsylvania including Information Technology, Biomedical, Advanced Manufacturing/Materials and Environmental Technology. The PTC offers opportunities for meeting business contacts, guidance on business development, exclusive discounts on business products and services, workforce placement and development initiatives, knowledge-sharing forums, and educational programming and entrepreneur mentoring programs.
NFTE helps young people from low-income communities build skills and unlock their entrepreneurial creativity. Since 1987, NFTE has reached over 150,000 young people, trained more than 3,700 Certified Entrepreneurship Teachers, and continually improved its innovative entrepreneurship curriculum.
The Duquesne Entrepreneurial Alliance (DEA) completed a project in 2011 with the City which will enable the ESP to compile, analyze, and then publish data on start-ups in Pittsburgh. The goal is to make ESP the informational center for entrepreneurial activity in the city of Pittsburgh.