Start-ups

Get Started, Move Up

Erie is in a class of increasingly competitive, mid-size cities that are leveraging their balance of urban infrastructure, educational institutions, and quality of life to foster new businesses and entirely new industries. If you need information or resources, you'll have access to the Erie Innovation District, Small Business Development Center, Radius CoWork, StartupGrind, Idea Fund, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Erie Technology Incubator, and other business resources. 

Erie's downtown is home to the headquarters of local telecom provider VNET, digital marketing agencies like ApexDrop, Epic Web Studios, WeCreate Website, and Werkbot Studios, and if your business takes off, you may one day join Erie Insurance, a Fortune 500 company headquartered next to our city square. 

VNET ApexDrop Epic Web Studios

WeCreate Werkbot Studios

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