NextGen Innovation Lab (iLab)

High school students are Pittsburgh’s greatest resource. They embody the next generation of business, creative, and civic entrepreneurs. They possess untapped potential to grow our economy, enhance our culture, and strengthen our community. NextGen Innovation Lab (iLab) is a social venture incubator designed to provide high school students with the experience, skills, and relationships needed to nurture that potential to fruition.

Supported, in part, by a leadership grant from The Heinz Endowments, iLab leverages the energy, creativity, and vision of our youth, while growing their capacity to succeed in today’s increasingly complex world. By connecting iFellows with accomplished mentors from a diverse range of businesses and professions, we enable teens to learn from thought leaders and we empower them to actualize their ideas. iLab develops our city’s greatest resource -- the young human capital that will build our shared future.