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Vantage Ventures 

Vantage Ventures

Vantage Ventures is singularly focused on overcoming the stall points that sit between a world changing idea and scale. We provide individuals - from academics and entrepreneurs to the innovation arms of large companies - a systematic and repeatable process to transform their ideas into scalable businesses. We take experienced, time-tested approaches on bringing an idea to market and a network of committed industry partners, mentors, talent and venture capital all in one cool space. 

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To build companies that accelerate economic opportunities for every West Virginian, enabling them as well as individuals from across our country and the globe to benefit from transformative intellectual and natural resources that are currently untapped.

Our Thesis

Can entrepreneurship be taught or is scaling a start-up better learned by doing? We believe it’s both. Vantage Ventures supports a bold new generation of entrepreneurs and is backed by world class technology leaders, fortune class companies, venture investors, and a R1 University.

the vantage point

The Vantage Point is a modern, tech-forward physical space with a strong entrepreneurial culture and easy access to thought leaders in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. The renovated retail space in the University Place student housing complex will hold space for business building, co-working and a “live experiential classroom” for students to work with startups. It is also meant to build upon WVU’s role as an R1 research institution while complementing the other 14 business support entities on campus.

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