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OU Grad Blazes Trail in Esports Industry

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

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

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.

IC Graduate QuickLoadz to Expand near The Plains

A growing manufacturer of patented truck beds and trailers that automatically load and unload shipping containers on Tuesday announced that it’s expanding into the Bill Theisen Industrial Park in near The Plains in Athens County, according to a news release from JobsOhio.

LIGHTS-INC Earns Additional Funding

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) recently awarded $1.5 million 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.

OHIO PTAC Has Banner Year Helping Clients

The Ohio University Procurement Technical Assistance Center (OHIO PTAC), part of the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, successfully connected small and mid-sized business owners with federal, state and local government contracts worth more than $896 million in 2018.

Making to Awaken Creativity and Joy

Interested in awakening your creativity? LIGHTS Regional Innovation Network Makerspaces can help!

New Corporate Engagement Office at OU

To build greater capacity for corporate engagement and stewardship and to grow corporate relationships, Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis created the Corporate Engagement Task Force: a central location for matchmaking and navigation services for corporate partners.

Nomination Window Open For Konneker Award

The  Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship recognizes current and former faculty members or students who have demonstrated excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship. 

TechOhio’s Startup Culture Awards are Back!

Last year, TechOhio introduced companies across the state to the Startup Culture Awards, a search for the Ohio startup with the best company culture. Now, the Startup Culture Awards are back and better than ever and TechOhio wants to hear from you!