Small Businesses

The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence (IEE) is Western Pennsylvania’s number one membership resource for business leaders who are starting, growing or transitioning a business. Through customized, one-on-one consulting, exclusive educational series, and deep connections to the region’s entrepreneurs, the Institute helps the business leaders of today and tomorrow prosper.

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Become A Member

Open to entrepreneurs, families in business and strategic level executives with closely held firms, membership is available at different levels to meet your specific needs.

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Entrepreneurial Fellows Class

A dynamic, results-oriented educational experience designed to provide business leaders with the direction, knowledge and connections to take their business to the next level.



PantherlabWorks is the premier resource for innovative companies in Western Pennsylvania looking to bring new technologies, services and products into the marketplace.

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Urban & Community Entrepreneurship

Helping entrepreneurs overcome the challenges of starting businesses in distressed and underserved neighborhoods and exurban “Main Street” business districts.

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