WVU B&E Startup Engine and
Owner: West Virginia University
Completed: Fall 2019
Cost: $1.1 Million
Size: 7,500 Square Feet
The WVU Business & Education School Startup - Accelerator Space is to be approximately 7,500 square feet of existing space to be fit out underneath the University Place Garage in Morgantown, West Virginia. The project will consist of coworking/startup space, accelerator space for new businesses, meeting space for over 200 people, offices for program directors, a kitchen area, and conference rooms. In addition, the entire space will be readily available with top of the line technology capabilities such as video conference and virtual presentations. The program’s mission will be to attract, select and accelerate startups focused on the sectors/industries identified in the West Virginia Forward report with the objective of supporting the diversification of the state’s economy.The Startup Engine would support diversification of the state’s economy through sector-specific, cohort-based business development programs. The program will help startups hone their ideas, access seed capital, develop mentor relationships and partner with existing businesses.