Turning Innovation Into Enterprise

TCWV in the News

February 17, 2016

Entrepreneurship is Key to Economic Growth

The State Journal, Feb. 12, 2016 Anne Barth is executive director of TechConnect West Virginia, a nonprofit organization working to advance innovation-based economic development and growth in West Virginia. Just as a modern transportation system requires roads, bridges, ramps, signage and more, a healthy entrepreneurial environment requires a complete system of interconnected infrastructure to move […]

November 18, 2015

Innovation is the new frontier in West Virginia

Charleston Gazette-Mail, November 17, 2015 By Anne Barth It is often said that the American frontier was settled by brave men and women who set out on a journey to unknown parts armed only with a Bible and an ax. And that is true. But they also traveled with wagonloads of American ingenuity, and it […]

October 14, 2015

Grant will allow TechConnect to help innovators

By Angelee Wiley, Times West Virginian FAIRMONT — A West Virginia company dedicated to diversifying the economy in West Virginia has received a grant that will benefit entrepreneurs from around the state, including Marion County. TechConnect has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). The grant will be used to create innovation, […]

October 6, 2015

Bring Equity Crowdfunding to West Virginia

Charleston Gazette-Mail, October 4, 2015 By Anne Barth and Joe Carlucci When the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) passed Congress in 2012, a new source of capital opened up for entrepreneurs seeking startup or expansion funds. For the first time, startups could seek financial backing through online “crowdfunding” from average individuals and not […]

October 2, 2015

TechConnect West Virginia awarded $500,000 in grant funds to boost innovation and entrepreneurship in the Mountain State

State Journal, October 2, 2015 TechConnect West Virginia has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to “spur innovation and entrepreneurship, long-term competitiveness and job creation across West Virginia.” TechConnect’s mission is to diversify West Virginia’s economy through innovations in advanced energy, chemicals and advanced materials, biometrics, biotechnology and advanced manufacturing. […]

August 14, 2015

Daily Mail editorial: Career fair shows young women opportunities

Female students at Capital High school this week got to see a vision of their future when role models spoke at the first ever women-focused career day. The school hosted various female speakers who aimed to generate interest in the energy field, the Gazette-Mail’s Megan Kennedy reported Thursday. Speakers included U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito; […]

August 14, 2015

E. Panhandle partnership receives renewable energy grant

Charleston Gazette-Mail, August 10, 2015 The Associated Press MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – An Eastern Panhandle partnership has received a $5,000 seed grant to develop renewable energy technologies. Eastern West Virginia Community & Technology College and Lost River Green Tech will use the funding to develop new ways to install wind and solar technologies. The grant also […]

May 26, 2015

Entrepreneurs learn about small business grants

The Exponent Telegram Posted May 15, 2015 by Jim Davis STAFF WRITER FAIRMONT — Tomorrow’s Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs had the opportunity Thursday to learn about seed funding available to help launch their ideas. The U.S. Small Business Administration SBIR Road Tour came to the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center at Fairmont’s I-79 Technology […]

May 26, 2015

SBIR: Turning innovation into commercial product

The Times West Virginian Posted May 15, 2015 By Angelee Wiley Times West Virginian WHITE HALL — Brian Joseph always had a dream of owning his own research company. So right out of college, he started his own business. He can recall a time when he was visiting a company in California and asked one […]

February 25, 2015

Innovation, ideas on display at State Capitol

The Charleston Gazette, Jan. 28, 2015 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than 40 exhibitors will put their innovations on display at the Capitol to illustrate the power of West Virginia’s cutting edge economy. The event today is called “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day.” It’s hosted by TransTech/Industries, Future-West Virginia and TechConnect West Virginia. West Virginia’s innovation economy […]