The WVU campus-based effort, part of the John C. Chambers School of Business and Economics, hopes to be the Mid-Atlantic version of Silicon Valley. Vantage Ventures is currently home to 29 startup businesses ranging from clean energy, biotech to artificial intelligence.
Vantage Ventures Executive Director Sarah Biller said the organization provides expertise, contacts and a place to transform ideas into profitable ventures that create jobs and solve problems or add value to lives.
Biller said what’s been accomplished is even more amazing when you consider Vantage Ventures opened four months before the pandemic began.
“We opened and in March of 2020 COVID really shut the world down,” Biller said.