LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — University of Louisiana-Lafayette students and faculty soon will be able to grow their business ideas through an incubator called the Acceleragin.

Joby John, dean of the university's Moody College of Business Administration, tells The Advocate the incubator will provide an environment of support to business ventures created by students and faculty. It's offered in partnership with the Lafayette Economic Development Authority's business incubator program, called the Opportunity Machine.

Nine student projects — ranging from a bike grip that conforms to a hand to an unusual hair clip design — will be the incubator's first tenants, John says.

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