University of Charleston

University of Charleston


The University of Charleston Downtown Innovation Hub Business Accelerator Program is designed to assist established businesses with growth and development by helping them discover economic opportunities, create and retain jobs, and generate private investment.

The program is currently accepting applicants for the next cohort that will begin in January.

The business accelerator delivers programming and expertise to businesses with proven business models through 6 modules that take place in person at the Hub. Each module involves one day of group instruction followed by personalized touchpoints. The modules utilize best-in-class programs such as Profit Mastery, Digital Marketer, and Lean Ninja.

The cohort of selected businesses will have industry diversity. Applicants should roughly fit into the parameters of 1 year in business, more than one employee, and more than $250,000 in annual revenue.

To learn more about this program, interested business owners are invited to visit the Downtown Innovation Hub at 240 Capitol Street on December 4, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. They can also apply at