The Thrill Mill Experience

Thrill Mill offers an array of services to early-stage startups. Entrepreneurs interested in benefiting from our experience can apply to join the Thrill Mill Class of 2016 when our application window opens back up this fall. As an industry agnostic incubator/accelerator, we accept all types of startups — from nonprofits to tech companies, and everywhere in between.


Thrill Mill startups receive financial support and tailored investment guidance to accelerate their ideas and make them reality.


In order to achieve their goals, entrepreneurs need the mentorship and guidance during the incubation process and beyond. Thrill Mill makes sure its startups are surrounded by industry experts that are committed to positive growth.


Thrill Mill’s staff and directors are tapped into the leadership and influencer structures of both the Pittsburgh region and the national landscape. As they begin their journey and grow over the course of the incubation cycle, Thrill Mill startups are connected to a plethora of strategically-selected, growth-focused partnerships.


Regardless of size, scope, or stage — startups must never lose track of the basics. Thrill Mill’s interactive curriculum is built around core principles of thoughtful customer discovery, market validation, and effective product development.


As the old adage goes, “If you want to go fast — go alone. If you want to go far, go together. Thrill Mill builds a community of invested stakeholders that believe in the power and potential of Pittsburgh’s entrepreneur ecosystem.


With its inception in 2013, the Thrival Innovation + Music is a marquee and fast-growing initiative of Thrill Mill that showcases the region’s best new ideas and the nation’s top rising musical talent — all during an interactive, engaging, and content-packed week in late September.


Can you offer experience?

We are always looking for dedicated mentors!

One of the great advantages of being a Thrill Mill startup is being connected to the best and brightest in the entrepreneurship space. From coaches, to advisers, to investors, Thrill Mill brings together a community of stakeholders that supports its early-stage startups and helps them succeed through growth-focused partnerships.

Apply to be a mentor today. Join our team and help our startups become even more successful.

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6024 Broad Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15206