About Thrill Mill

Thrill Mill, Inc. is a Pittsburgh-based non-profit organization providing mentorship, programming, strategic partnerships, funding and collaborative workspace to early-stage startups across all industries and growth models.

With our team’s collective experience and networks, we’re able to accelerate the growth of startups across a broad range of industries and growth models, including: business-to-business software, consumer-facing software and applications, health care (software, information technology and devices), social ventures, hardware, retail and sustainable nonprofits.

When evaluating startups, our philosophy is very team-centric. In other words, the idea itself is likely to go through countless iterations (yes, that’s right…pivots), which means that the core team of entrepreneurs must be focused, passionate and also coachable.

  • Pittsburgh Startup Accelerator
  • Pittsburgh Startup Accelerator
  • Pittsburgh Startup Accelerator
  • Pittsburgh Startup Accelerator

Why Thrill Mill?

Direct Mentorship

Direct Mentorship/Support

In addition to a $5,000 investment, our team will create a tailored, benchmarked strategy to move your business forward.
Growth Resources

Growth Resources

As your company grows, you’ll gain access to legal, accounting, prototyping (TechShop) and other professional and business services.
Dedicated Workspace

Dedicated Workspace

Your startup gains 24/7 access to dedicated workspace in a first-class collaborative environment.
Tailored Programming

Tailored Programming

We will curate high quality programming designed specifically for your team’s needs..
Strategic Partnerships

Strategic Partnerships

You’ll get access to industry leaders who have partnered with Thrill Mill to refine your business model, test your product/service and connect to potential follow-on funding sources.
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UPMC Enterprises

Innovation Institute

Tech Shop

Remake Learning

Sprout Fund


Thrival Festival

Thrill Mill produces Thrival Innovation + Music Festival, an annual event featuring dozens of interactive programs highlighting Pittsburgh’s startups, creatives, leaders and innovators, culminating with a weekend-long celebration starring national headliners and the best of our local music talent.

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