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MSU Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Receives Innovation Grant from Blackstone to Launch New Accelerator

2-13-15 - SU's Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, in partnership with Texas A&M University, was awarded a grant in the amount of $200k by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation. The grant will allow MSU and Texas A&M to together pilot the Blackstone MaroonX Accelerator, a rigorous program that will accelerate growth of start-ups in rural areas, better positioning them for national accelerators and funding opportunities by leveraging the combined vast alumni/mentor networks of the partner schools.

Blackstone – headquartered in New York, NY – is one of the world’s leading investment firms, managing over $300 billion in assets.


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http://ecenter.msstate.edu/msu-awarded-innovation-grant-from-blackstone-to-launch-accelerator/

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