Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST
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Buckeye Hills Regional Council
1400 Pike Street
Marietta, OH

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Misty Casto
Buckeye Hills Regional Council

The Building Bridges to Careers Epicenter is a comprehensive entrepreneurial education center.

This is a "Brick and Mortar" center for real-world work experiences that provides space and time for strategic collaboration. Small businesses housed in the Epicenter are supported in an incubator-style environment while they grow. High school and college students collaboratively participate in programming alongside the entrepreneurs-in-residence to increase soft skills and to explore different career paths. They also get to experience what it is like to run their own business. Plans are in the works to relocate and expand the Epicenter to include a makerspace with learning labs.



Appalachian Ohio Innovation Gateway Network Project Kick-Off Event

Project Partner Highlight: Marietta Epicenter 

Buckeye Hills Regional Council is pleased to invite you to the project kick-off for the Appalachian Ohio Innovation Gateway Network!  We will host the kick-off and feature our Marietta Gateway partner - Building Bridges to Careers – announcing their new Marietta Epicenter location!

The Buckeye Hills Appalachia Ohio Innovation Gateway Network project is focused on increasing employment and prosperity through alternative learning and career pathways. It is also a partner with the regional Ohio University LIGHTS program ~ Leveraging Innovation Gateways & Hubs Toward Sustainability.

Join us to learn more about the Innovation Gateway Network and our partner, Building Bridges to Careers and their new Epicenter location in Marietta.

Appalachian Ohio Innovation Gateway Network

Innovation Gateways: 

  • MARIETTA: Building Bridges to Career Epicenter (Youth & Entrepreneurial Development Center)
  • NELSONVILLE: Hocking College Innovation Gateway and Makerspace
  • PORTSMOUTH: Shawnee State University Innocation Accelerator
  • SOMERSET: Somerset Innovation Gateway
  • SOUTH POINT: Lawrence Innovation Gateway (Ohio University Southern)

Innovation Hubs: 

  • ATHENS: Athens Markerspace; Ohio University Innovation Center
  • ZANESVILLE: Spark Five Sixty; Zane State IDEA Labe