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Supporting Startups Where and When it Matters Most

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Explore Our Passport Platform

Explore Our Passport Platform

PEP connects Pittsburgh-based entrepreneurs and emerging startups to a localized startup ecosystem with access to global resources, perks, and services.



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PEP Perks

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Save on essential
tools and services
valued at over
$1 million

Access significant savings on tools to build your business like Hubspot, Stripe, Zoom, Segment, plus $365k in cloud credits. Passport is constantly updated with new savings across categories like Marketing, Payments, CRM and more.

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PEP Mentors

Don't go at it alone. 175+ mentors 

here for you.

PEP members get continuous access to industry-leading mentors both locally and globally. Sort experts by industry and strengths or get started with a 1-1 video conference with OneValley's CEO, Nikhil Sinha.

VC Connect

Find the right investors.

Ready to raise funds? Connect with 450+ engaged VC's and angel investors. Passport's VC Connect tool is designed to find you and your Startup the perfect investor match.

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PEP Investors

Connect with thousands of like-minded founders

Network and engage with a vibrant community of Startups and founders, both within your industry and across the broader innovation ecosystem. Powered by Slack, Passport's founder forum is all about collaboration and driving innovation together.

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PEP's Founder Forum


Navigate the new normal with confidence. Our curated library includes hundreds of guides, templates, pitch decks and COVID resources.

PEP Resources


Resources to take your startup to the next level.


PEP Events

We've gone virtual, hosting the most sought-after founder events. 

From virtual pitch competitions attracting the best startups from around the world to thought-leadership webinars from industry titans, and ‘at-home’ events with virtual networking opportunities.


Collaborate with Us

If you would like to partner with us through our Perks program, events, resource hub, mentorship, Pittsburgh Innovation Centers, or if you have something else in mind drop us a line, we'd love to chat!