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Revv Oakland + StartUptown

Welcome to Avenu, a collection of work spaces dedicated to supporting equitable business development in Pittsburgh’s dynamic Fifth/Forbes corridor. Rev-up your engines and join Avenu to Find What Drives You.

Why Avenu

Get in the Zone

Build Your Business Here

Co-work in Pittsburgh’s most heavily traveled transit corridor that connects Carnegie Mellon University, The University of Pittsburgh, UPMC and Oakland to Downtown Pittsburgh.

Available Workspaces
Flexible Leasing

Flexible Leasing

On a corridor campus of 7+ sites — we work hard to add space and grow with you — whether with a month-to-month option or longer, all-inclusive leases.

KIZ Benefits

KIZ Benefits

Game-changing for qualifying companies. The benefits include significant PA tax credits and a top-notch paid internship program through Urban Innovation 21.



Avenu boasts easy regional access with dedicated parking and the evolving Forbes Avenue bike lane. We’re sandwiched between the city’s major universities and the heart of downtown and poised to be Pittsburgh’s innovation corridor — what’s not to like?

Success is in Our DNA

Success is in Our DNA

Avenu’s roots go back to 2007 at the original StartUptown location. Revv came on the scene shortly after - growing successful companies from two to 50+ employees.

Come Build with Us

Come Build with Us

Economic development in the corridor is our focus —from co-work to live-work. Whether you are a coffee shop or a developer hoping to transform a city block — let’s connect.


Square Feet & Growing

6 +

Companies with Room for More

10 +

Diverse Employees

$0.01M +

Total KIZ Benefits Paid

Human Focused. Business Driven.


Avenu: Driving equitable economic development in Pittsburgh’s Fifth/Forbes corridor.
Find what drives you.


District Innovation

Avenu takes us to a new level of urban participation.


What's Happening

A messy desk full of robotic parts and technology

Meet Tom and Fred – A Guy and a Dinosaur Helping Students Create Robots

CEO of Avenu member company BirdBrain Technologies, Tom Lauwers, shows off the Hummingbird Robotics Kit in this recent article. With this tool,…

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When the Road of the Future Looks a lot like the Past

Avenu's executive director, Tad Hale, was recently interviewed for this City Lab article exploring Uptown and West Oakland's Eco-Innovation District plan.…

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Celebrating Our Partners

We've put together a book that celebrates our partners who help drive economic development along the Fifth-Forbes corridor — unlocking…

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