Jordan Marinkovich, Communications Coordinator

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Altoona, PA, a small city about 2 hours east of Pittsburgh. I’ve lived in Pittsburgh almost as long as my hometown and consider myself a Pittsburgher now.

How did you hear about Innovation Works?

One of my adjunct professors in college…


Q: Where did you grow up?

A: I was born in Columbia, Missouri and moved to Indiana, Pennsylvania when I was three. …


Innovation Works is proud to announce our newest members of the AlphaLab and AlphaLab Gear accelerator programs. This is the first iteration of our new rolling cohort model, which allows us more flexibility to provide each company with specialized resources to fit their individual stage of development.

The following companies…


Jane Joseph, IW’s newest Digital & Community Engagement Manager.

Q: Where did you grow up?

A: Rennerdale, PA. It is a small town outside of Carnegie in Southwestern PA.

Q: How did you hear about Innovation Works?

A: When I was working with the Army Artificial Intelligence Integration Center, I found myself embedded within the supportive tech community in…


By Rich Lunak, IW CEO

I’m excited to share with you the news about our Chief Investment Officer. As many of you know, Gary Glausser retired after eight years as our CIO. Though we will miss Gary and all he brought to the role, it is with great pleasure that…


By Rich Lunak, IW CEO

A career can’t be measured in sheer numeric achievement alone — a career is built of the relationships forged and real people impacted. That’s why it’s so easy to look at Gary Glausser’s career and call it a success.

Gary credits about 1,000 startup entrepreneurs that he’s directly worked with over his time as an investor that he has mentored, coached, and helped with fundraising expertise. That’s not to mention the hundreds of others who have been touched by his efforts to pioneer such…


By Jim Jen

I am very pleased to announce that Megan Shaw has been promoted to be Managing Director for Life Sciences/AlphaLab Health at Innovation Works. …


By Rich Lunak, IW CEO

In a recent meeting with one of the founders Innovation Works (IW) supports, I was asked “What’s new at Innovation Works?” When I described several new initiatives we’ve been working on this past year, the founder seemed surprised at the level of activity and scope…


By Jim Jen

As many of you know, Larry Miller is retiring at the end of June after many years of incredible contributions to Innovation Works and the Pittsburgh life sciences community.

Larry moved to Pittsburgh in 2007, joining Innovation Works and bringing strong general management and sales leadership experience in medical devices, including at Picker International and Philips Medical Systems. During his time at Innovation Works, Larry has been an integral part of helping build the life sciences…


A few months ago IW engaged a third-party market research firm to help Innovation Works anonymously collect demographic data on our portfolio company founders and CEOs. …

Innovation Works

Innovation Works is one of the nation’s most active seed funds. AlphaLab (AL), ALGear, and ALHealth are nationally ranked startup accelerator programs of IW.

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