2014 Hill District Grant Competition

Urban Innovation21 — Hill District Small Businesses 2014 Grant Competition

Notice: This Grant Competition is now closed. This information is for review only.

We aim to recognize the entrepreneurial spirit that is alive and strong in the Hill District community.  The categories are divided into the following:

  • Start-ups: these are businesses in the start-up phase  or ideas and are being located in the Hill District or being started by Hill District resident;
  • Existing businesses: these are established, at least 1 year old,  and  currently operating in the Hill District


Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 10am

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at 6pm (for individuals unable to attend Saturday)

Business Exchange Center (1st Floor)

1901 Centre Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Workshop Agenda and Schedule

Download the PDF here.

Workshop Presentation(s)

Orientation Presentation, download here.

Class #1: Start Up, download here.

Class #1: Existing, download here.

Class #2: Start Up, download here and download here.

Class #2: Existing, download here.

Class #3: Start up, download here.

Class #3: Existing, download here.

Financial Planning Worksheet

Download the Excel spreadsheet here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Download the PDF here.

Judging Criteria

Download the PDF here.

Scoring Method

Download the PDF here.


The application period has closed.

Download a legacy PDF version of the 2014 application, for review only. The 2014 application period is now closed - applications in PDF format are no longer being accepted.

Partners & Supporters

Our partners and supporters for this year’s competition:

View all of the Urban Innovation21 partners.

Business Directory

View our Hill District business directory

2014 Competition Flyer

Download a PDF version of the flyer for your storefront or to share.

Download the PDF (9.2MB file - high speed connections only!)