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.
Meet the IGNITE Staff
Meet Our Advisory Board
Jeff Frick, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean
Economic Development Director
Jim Irwin, CPA
Vice President for Business and Finance
Senior Director, Capital Development and Strategy
Kathryn Jolley Madej
Christy Bean Rowing
City of Washington Citywide Development Corporation
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