OUR MISSION

To inspire the inner-entrepreneur in everyone by empowering them with the innovation knowledge they need to reframe the future of our state and region.

OUR VISION

We imagine a day when an entrepreneurial mindset drives inspiration, innovation, and impact across our college, campus, and community.

WHO WE ARE

Ben Eng, Ph.D.

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Assistant Professor of Marketing & Entrepreneurship

eng2@marshall.edu

Corbly Hall 425

THE WORLD IS WHAT WE MAKE OF IT.

We're living in a unique moment in time for innovation in our city, state, and region. This is our chance to make a real difference.

Olen York, JD, LL.M.

Co-Founder & Director

Instructor of Entrepreneurship

olen.york@marshall.edu

Corbly Hall 425A

Tricia Ball, M.Ed.

Associate Director

ballt@marshall.edu

Corbly Hall 432

INNOVATION FELLOWS

Kelly Leonard

Senior

Marketing

Huntington, WV

ANYONE CAN BE AN ENTREPRENEUR.

Entrepreneurship and innovation inspires hope and turns dreams into successful realities. You can be self-employed, employed within a large corporation, a student, a child - we all have hope and we all have dreams.

McKenna Sunderland

Sophomore

Entrepreneurship and Management

Charleston, WV

THE TIME TO FALL IN LOVE WITH BIG PROBLEMS IS NOW.

Spreading entrepreneurship and innovation gives our community the ability to become more valuable by solving big problems and helping others. And the time to help others solve grand challenges is now.

Annika Behnke

Junior

Accounting

Export, PA

YOU REGRET THE CHANCES YOU DON'T TAKE

I'm passionate about inspiring people to run with their ideas. I want to help them design an idea, develop it, and redevelop it until it's something they're proud of and makes a big impact. 

BOARD OF ADVISORS

Brandon Dennison

Coalfield Development

Audy Perry

Heritage Farm and Museum

 

Jim Datin

BioAgilytix

 

Jason Quehls

Amazon

 

Isabelle Rogner

Intuit

 

Bill Bissett

Huntington Chamber of Commerce

 

Skye Reymond

Terbium Labs

 

Lee Farabaugh

Core10

 

MacKenzie Morley

Kenzington Alley

 

Diana Sole Walko

Motion Masters

 

Chris Chavez

BLK SHP

 

Derrick Maggard

Virginia Tech

 

Alan Letton

MET Inc.

Phoebe Patton Randolph

Edward Tucker Architects

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS

© Marshall University 2018-19
the Brad Smith Schools of Business & the Lewis College of Business

Innovating for Impact Center for Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation (iCenter)

Corbly Hall 336, One John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755

E:  olen.york@marshall.edu   T: 304.696.2636