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Startup Weekend Athens is Back

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem up you'd like to slove but don't know where to start? Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

Fossil Rebuild Animation Wins PaleoArt Award

Joseph Groenke spent months piecing together – in digitized form – a set of shattered fossil teeth from an extinct mammal that lived around 70 million years ago. When he was finished, Groenke, condensed his long and painstaking reconstruction job into an award-winning 30-second animation. 

IC Hosts Free Workshops for Entrepreneurs

The Innovation Center, Ohio University’s business incubator, is offering no-cost workshops for area entrepreneurs. Led by Erin Rennich, the three courses target early-stage entrepreneurs or business leaders and provide a small group setting with individualized assistance.

Diversity and Inclusion Technology Internship Program

Ohio Third Frontier Diversity & Inclusion Technology Internship Program has funds to pay college interns for working in your business. The program is designed to give college students real-world experience while providing your company with young talent. 

Governor DeWine Named 2020 ARC States’ Co-Chair

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has been elected as the Appalachian Regional Commission state's co-chair. As co-chair, Governor DeWine will work directly with the federal co-chair to  invest in economic growth and development across the Appalachian Region.

Athens Chamber Names New President

The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Dani Underhill as its new President. Mrs. Underhill replaces Michelle Oestrike who has been leading the organization for nearly four years. Mrs. Underhill’s first day will be Monday, January 6, 2020.

The Innovation Economy: What Comes After Coal

The Athens News has just released part one of its series that describes the lasting negative economic impact left by the coal companies. Athens County Commissioner Chris Chmiel cites the IC as a successful program that moves the region into the "innovation economy."

ARC Supported 31 Projects Totaling over $12M in 2019

The Appalachian Regional Commission supported 31 projects and contributed over $12.3M in Ohio in FY19! These are game-changing investments in workforce development, economic growth, and infrastructure in SE Ohio. ARC's efforts benefit Ohio's residents and 32 Appalachian counties. 

Fostering an Innovation Ecosystem Brochure

For all entrepreneurs in southeastern Ohio—whether emerging from the Ohio University campus or the community—the innovation ecosystem offers many opportunities for support. Any entrepreneur working with one of these entities can easily access the services of the other programs as needed.

TechGROWTH Ohio Wins $5.05M Award

TechGROWTH Ohio, Ohio University’s Ohio Third Frontier entrepreneurial services provider, has been awarded $5.05 million by the state in a competitive funding process for venture development services. This is now a $62 million program for southeast Ohio startups.