Pam Eichenbaum is business development associate at Innovation Works.  She supports fundraising activities from foundations, government entities and corporations — all set on spurring growth of the region’s economy. In addition to her role with Innovation Works, she serves as part of the Repair the World Advisory Committee, Social Venture Partners Pittsburgh, Adele’s Circle of Women at the University of Maryland, and Gateway Committee of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition.

We talked to Pam about Pittsburgh’s startup ecosystem and what makes it special to her.