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Huntington Bank commits substantial gift to Startup Engine business accelerator at John Chambers College of Business and Economics

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WHAT: Announcement of substantial gift to Startup Engine at West Virginia University from Huntington Bank 

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 4:30 p.m. 

WHERE: Erickson Alumni Center

WHO: WVU John Chambers College of Business and Economics

Notes: The Startup Engine houses WVU’s first startup accelerator program, and is designed to attract, select and accelerate startup businesses focused on the sectors and industries identified in the West Virginia Forward report, helping those startups to hone their ideas, access seed capital, develop mentor relationships and partner with existing businesses.

The Startup Engine is part of the WVU Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Applied (IDEA) Ecosystem, a university-wide network consisting of more than 20 centers, offices and programs that foster and support innovation and entrepreneurship among WVU students, faculty and staff while engaging the statewide community.

Media representatives are invited to attend the event. Representatives of WVU and Huntington Bank will be available for interviews. Questions prior to the event may be directed to Patrick Gregg, John Chambers College of Business and Economics, patrick.gregg@mail.wvu.edu or 304.293.5131.

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CONTACT: Patrick Gregg, John Chambers College of Business and Economics
304.293.5131; patrick.gregg@mail.wvu.edu

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