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WVU to launch new startup venture to reinvent State economy

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WHAT: The launch of Vantage Ventures, a new initiative in support of WV Forward will be a catalyst for economic growth in West Virginia and beyond

WHEN: Friday (Oct. 4) 4 - 6 p.m. Comments begin at 5:15 p.m.

WHERE: The Vantage Point, 2156 University Avenue, Morgantown (across from Sheetz at University Place)

WHO: Speaking at the event will be:

  • Javier Reyes, vice president of Startup West Virginia and Milan Puskar Dean of the Chambers College
  • Gordon Gee, President of West Virginia University
  • John Chambers, CEO of JC2 Ventures, former CEO of Cisco Systems; 
  • Sarah Biller, Executive Director, Vantage Ventures
  • Chad Prather, president of Huntington National Bank’s West Virginia region
  • The Honorable Joe Manchin III, U.S. Senator 
  • The Honorable Shelley Moore Capito, U.S. Senator

NOTES: Vantage Ventures is led by West Virginia University’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics

Members of the media who would like to attend are asked to RSVP for the event.



CONTACT: Brittany Murray
Senior Writer, Office of Strategic Communications
John Chambers College of Business and Economics

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