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Pittsburgh Business Times Viewpoint: Robert Young, General Manager, OneValley

The OneValley at the Round House, HazelWood Green
An industrial modern aesthetic to bridge Pittsburgh's steel history and the continued innovation at the Round House in Hazelwood Green today.

At OneValley we believe that entrepreneurship is the most powerful engine for economic and community development. We are built to support cities, regions, states and their NGO and foundation partners in their economic development mission with our Passport and PassportOS platforms, because we believe entrepreneurs everywhere deserve the resources they need to build a business and positively impact their community. That is why I was so honored and excited when I had the opportunity to share my perspectives with the Pittsburgh Business Times on driving economic development and entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh. In the Op-Ed, I discuss coworking at OneValley’s Pittsburgh Innovation Center (Roundhouse), the Pittsburgh Entrepreneurship Platform, emerging entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh, the shift toward distributed work models, and how innovation ecosystems can fuel economic development. Check out the full article here, but these are some highlights:

  • The last decade has seen the emergence of what researchers at the Brookings Institute call “a new geography of innovation.” During these years, Pittsburgh continued to reinvent itself.

  • Pittsburgh's burgeoning technology-based startup ecosystem with ecosystems of non-profit and social impact communities further increases the opportunities for diverse founders while driving the more equitable application of innovation toward solving real community-based problems

  • Driving Pittsburgh's economic development through multi-disciplinary partnerships between community, economic, educational institutions, corporations, and foundations towards fostering an innovative and sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem.

About OneValley at the Roundhouse

Hazelwood Green is home to our latest Innovation Center, OneValley at the Roundhouse. This state-of-the-art coworking space boasts innovative indoor and outdoor event spacing to host your next corporate event.

A world-class model for sustainable development, our space offers thoughtfully designed, smart indoor-outdoor collaborative working, events space and flexible workshop and training rooms

If you find yourself in the Pittsburgh area, or you’re a local, make sure to drop by and pay us a visit!


About Robert:

Robert has a diverse background in various sectors and verticals here in the Pittsburgh region and beyond. Most recently, he worked with Innovation Works in business development, responsible for building and maintaining relationships with various foundations, government agencies, elected officials, corporates, and other stakeholders. Prior to this work, he served as the Managing Director of The Advanced Leadership Initiative, as well as serving in business development roles for the University of Pittsburgh, University of Florida, and Temple University.


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