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June 29, 2018

TechConnect, WV Hive Partner To Conduct Business Plan Competitions

The Register-Herald Reporter By Jordan Nelson  TechConnect West Virginia and the West Virginia Hive’s Common Grounds Project are partnering to conduct five business pitch competitions across 12 southern West Virginia counties with efforts of advancing entrepreneurship and spurring job creation. Anne Barth, executive director of TechConnect West Virginia, said TechConnect and its member organizations are excited to […]

June 12, 2018

Regional entrepreneurs receive training on angel investors

by John Mark Shaver STAFF WRITER June 6, 2018 The Exponent-Telegram FAIRMONT — Hoping to attract new capital to West Virginia, TechConnect West Virginia held a seminar Wednesday morning to help regional entrepreneurs and companies strengthen their investment pitches. The workshop was held at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center as part of TechConnect’s NextUp […]

March 19, 2018

Isabel Vance and Anne Barth: Generational collaboration key to state’s future

High school senior Isabel Vance recently joined Anne Barth of TechConnect West Virginia for three days of “job-shadowing” to learn more about what an executive director of a nonprofit organization does each day. Isabel and Anne were matched by a mutual friend who co-founded a tech company in Huntington in 2016 – Lee Farabaugh of […]

March 19, 2018

Collaboration across generations key to W.Va.’s brighter future

  Barth: If you ever have a chance to participate in a job-shadowing program, do it! When asked to host Isabel, I saw it as an opportunity to mentor a young person and help guide her career development. What I didn’t expect was to be mentored by her, too. But that’s exactly what happened. Spending […]

March 6, 2018

Legislation would create fund, matching programs for small business and research

by Conor Griffith STAFF WRITER Del. Moore Capito, R-Kanawha, right, is the lead sponsor of House Bills 4544 and 4558. by Conor Griffith STAFF WRITER   MORGANTOWN — Two pieces of legislation aim to diversify West Virginia’s economy — one by providing entrepreneurs with access to additional capital, the other by incentivizing research and development […]

November 10, 2017

Coding & Cyber Summit focuses on need to fill tech jobs in W.Va.

By Carrie Hodousek in News | October 12, 2017 at 6:09PM  SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Huntington software development company executive says the firm is looking to close the skills gap when it comes to hiring people for technology and coding jobs in West Virginia. “We’re hiring a lot of talent right out of school — out of four year […]

November 3, 2017

W.Va. high-tech economy continues to grow along with need for more software skills

By: Anne Barth     October 30, 2017 As technology becomes more embedded in our daily lives, one thing remains certain: technology has changed the way many of us work, and more changes will continue in the coming decade. Already, technology has automated many traditional blue collar industries and similar advancements are quickly spreading to the […]

October 20, 2017

Strategic partners meet in Bluefield to discuss opportunity

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph   BLUEFIELD — Partners in the City of Bluefield’s Commercialization Station project met for a summit Thursday afternoon at the Bluefield Arts Center. The station is a facet of the city’s CREATE (Creating Resilient Economies by Assisting Transforming Entrepreneurs) Opportunity initiative, bringing in a network of strategic partners working together […]

October 9, 2017

TechConnect to host Coding & Cyber Summit

By Carrie Hodousek in News | October 09, 2017 at 12:01AM SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The need to fill thousands of software coding and cyber jobs will be the focus of a workplace summit scheduled for later this week in Kanawha County. TechConnect West Virginia will host its Coding & Cyber Summit from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Thursday […]

September 5, 2017

W.Va. Defense Industry Alliance launches website

The Herald-Dispatch    Sep 3, 2017 CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Defense Industry Alliance, developed with the goal of facilitating job and economic growth for state vendors involved in the defense industry, has launched its online platform at www.wvdia.org The website showcases information about the historical and current roles that West Virginians have played in […]