Ignite Wilkinsburg

The Ignite Wilkinsburg workshop for business and project development was held on December 3, 2016 at Hosanna House.  More than 30 entrepreneurs and mentors worked to develop plans, prioritize actions, strengthen pitches, and connect resources to build vibrancy and opportunity in the Wikinsburg community.

Special thanks to our workshop partners and mentors for supporting local leaders!

Wilkinsburg Chamber of CommerceAdminstrinsic and our team of mentors: Terry Doloughty, Marita Garrett, Ryan Gayman, Helena Knorr, Jason McKoy, Ebony McQueen-HarrisLeigh Solomon-Pugliano,  Ben Utter, Chris Whitlach, as well as New Sun Rising’s Ashley Pinamonti,Daniel Stiker, and Scott Wolovich

Business + Project Participants:

The Beauty Parlor

Centerview Gardens

Community School


Free Store Penn Hills

Free Store Wilkinsburg

Healing Spaces


Impact Redevelopment

Peace of Mind, Inc

Rollin’ BBQ

Stone Soup Village

TLC Libations Cafe

Wilkinsburg Christian Housing

Wilkinsburg Update

New Sun Rising is committed to helping build neighborhood vibrancy and economic opportunity with local partners. After receiving feedback from stakeholders, the next step in this process is to empower project leaders and entrepreneurs to make the desired change a reality.

Ignite Wilkinsburg is the first phase of our Community MODE program, a multi-faceted approach which includes this Ignite MODE workshop, a 12-month Launch MODE incubator, and ongoing Grow MODE services.

For more information contact: info@www.newsunrising.org or call Scott at 412-855-7433.

Ignite Wilkinsburg is made possible through the support of the Henry L. Hillman Foundation and in partnership with the Wilkinsburg Chamber of Commerce.