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OU Grad Blazes Trail in Esports Industry
November 8, 2019
Matt Benson, OU COB graduate, serves as the CEO of eFuse, a web and mobile application that serves as a professional hub for esports and video games. The platform recently announced a $1.4 million seed round in preparation for the platform's launch on December 10, 2019.
OU's Spirit of Innovation Key to Future Success
November 4, 2019
Ohio University has been recognized as one of America’s most innovative universities. OU led the way in the state with the creation of the Innovation Center, the first university-based business incubator in the state. The IC has been helping launch new businesses in Athens since 1983.
$1.5M Awarded to Expand Entrepreneurial Training
October 30, 2019
A 1.5 million award is set to expand entrepreneurial training and partnerships with substance abuse recovery networks across Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia through the new "LIGHTS Inclusive" initiative. The project is expected to create 133 jobs.