About Us

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Ignite evolved from the Washington Area Business Incubator (WABI), an idea conceived for the next level of developing and fostering new business formation and growing small businesses and nonprofits. It was – and continues to be – supported through partnerships with Washington & Jefferson College, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the City of Washington, Washington County, and the Observer Reporter. Through education, connection, and support, Ignite is empowering the success of the entrepreneurial spirit.

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Meet the Ignite Staff

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Meet Our Advisory Board

Jeff Frick, Ph.D.

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Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean

Bob Griffin

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Economic Development Director

Ellen Hough

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Scot MacTaggart

Chief Innovation Officer

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Bob Starzynski

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Director of Business Development

Christy Bean Rowing

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Executive Director

Eric Chandler

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Business Analyst

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57 East Chestnut Street, Washington, PA 15301

Downtown Washington, PA • Adjacent to main campus of Washington & Jefferson College • Convenient to I-70 and I-79

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