MONMADE’s partners create new and transformative opportunities for the Pittsburgh region’s craft businesses, maker enterprises, entrepreneurial artists, and design/build shops.

MONMADE serves local producers better with the guidance and support of its partners. Each partner is committed to growing a vibrant craft manufacturing sector in the Pittsburgh region.

"Monmade will help Pittsburgh's chefs outfit their restaurants with local goods, ranging from tableware to furniture. Sustainability in restaurants isn’t just about food, and Monmade provides us with another way to expand the concept."

Rebecca Bykoski

Program Manager for Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant

Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh

The URA is the City of Pittsburgh’s economic development agency, and is a critical partner for helping producers find the space, resources, and opportunities to grow.

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Radiant Hall

Provider of affordable space and professional development insights for artists looking to expand their creative output and entrepreneurial acumen.

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Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants

Building a network of environmentally conscientious eateries, and helping chefs learn and practice sustainable business methods.

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MODULE

Accelerated at AlphaLab Gear, MODULE offers smart, attractive, and affordable housing for urbanites, and is committed to working with local producers to enrich their living spaces.

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East End Cooperative Ministry

A safe and supportive environment for Pittsburgh’s most vulnerable, EECM creates maker employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.

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PROTOTYPE

Feminist maker space dedicated to creating a welcoming and productive space for women entrepreneurs to grow maker businesses and explore new ideas.

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Lawrenceville Corporation

An organization fostering and shaping the Lawrenceville neighborhood’s bright future, and ensuring that local producers get a stake in the area’s ongoing transformation.

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AlphaLab Gear & Innovation Works

Internationally renowned accelerators for software and hardware startups, AlphaLab Gear and Innovation Works also channel their expertise into helping local producers achieve smart and sustainable growth.

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Mansmann Foundation

Convenes Monmade producers into peer-to-peer pods, and connects them with experienced businesses leaders that offer guidance and real world insights.

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Handmade Arcade

Handmade Arcade is Pittsburgh’s largest maker market. Besides offering opportunities to sell products, Handmade Arcade supports emerging makers in all stages of growth.

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Union Project

The Union Project is a repurposed church that now serves East Liberty as a community arts hub, and a well-equipped studio for a growing co-op of local ceramicists.

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Pittsburgh Glass Center

The PGC is a cutting-edge glass making facility that supports a community of emerging glassmakers, and provides a wide range of educational programming to local and national audiences.

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Green Building Alliance

The Green Building Alliance works to ensure that Pittsburgh’s expanding real estate development activity is driven by sustainable construction practices and products that foster a cleaner and safer urban environment.

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Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership

The PDP creates engaging experiences and resources that serve the residents of and attract visitors to Pittsburgh’s vibrant downtown area. It also offers a variety of opportunities for local producers to grow their businesses in the Golden Triangle.

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National Aviary

The National Aviary emerged as an especially committed and innovative partner to help build maker businesses. Its Maker Challenge engages 24 local, emerging artists and craftspeople to create bird-inspired products for its two gifts shops.

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Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University

Chatham University’s CWE helps women-owned maker enterprises reach their fullest potential by providing access to business development guidance and a wide range of supportive resources.

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I Made It! Market

I Made It! Market provides makers with many opportunities to sell work across the city and throughout the year. They also provide and participate in business development programs to empower emerging makers.

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Institute For Entrepreneurial Excellence | University Of Pittsburgh

The IEE provides all types of startup and established businesses achieve greater growth and efficiency. They have increased their commitment to and capacity for helping makers succeed.

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