Turning Innovation Into Enterprise


January 30, 2017

Plan to Attend Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at the Capitol March 19

Calling all West Virginia innovators and entrepreneurs! Join TechConnect West Virginia and the TransTech Energy business Development Program for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at the Capitol on March 16.  The goal of the day-long event is to showcase the amazing innovation occurring in the state – and its economic impact – to policy makers and […]

December 22, 2016

Fifth TransTech Energy Conference Features 24 Pitches

The 2016 TransTech Energy (TTE) Business Development Conference, held October 26-27 in Morgantown, featured 220 participants, 24 pitches for funding, and $68,000 in awards made to 14 startup companies. Aridea Solutions LLC of Charleston was recognized as the highest ranked West Virginia-based startup company.  The firm’s mission is to deliver solutions that help drive compliance […]

November 25, 2016

StartUp WV Manufacturing Program Helping Carbon Fiber Composites Grow

Located in a large double hangar at Ona Airpark between Huntington and Charleston, Carbon Fiber Composites (CFC) continues to grow as a manufacturer of high-quality composite airframe parts for the kit aircraft industry. Kit aircraft are part of the experimental aircraft industry and according to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), experimental aircraft registrations outnumber factory-built […]

November 25, 2016

TechConnect Issues Letter of Support To Nat’l Science Foundation For Green Bank Observatory

November 17, 2016   Elizabeth Pentecost Division of Astronomical Sciences National Science Foundation 4201 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1045 Arlington, VA 22230 RE: Green Bank Observatory: World Class Science and Sound Investment   Dear Ms. Pentecost: On behalf of TechConnect West Virginia, I write in strong support of the continued full operation of the Green Bank […]

October 26, 2016

Core10, New Huntington FinTech Company, Hosts Open House Nov. 2

Core10, a full-service financial technology, or fintech, software solutions provider, has opened offices in Huntington, W.Va., and will host an open house Wednesday, Nov. 2. Company principals and tech industry heavyweights, including Jim McKelvey, Core10 adviser and co-founder of Square, will be in attendance to commemorate the occasion.  To register to attend, click here. Core10 […]

October 26, 2016

Green Bank Observatory Needs Your Support!

TechConnect West Virginia recognizes the very important role of the Green Bank Observatory in advancing scientific research, and its status as an iconic organization in West Virginia.  Discoveries made at the Green Bank Observatory have added to the body of scientific knowledge, led to additional advancements in understanding of our universe, and engaged students and […]

September 29, 2016

A Conversation About Rural Entrepreneurship—October 18-19 in Fairmont

The challenges of rural entrepreneurship will be the focus of a forum to be held October 18-19 in Fairmont.   With support from the U.S. Treasury’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) program, the event is aimed at practitioners in rural areas throughout the region, including West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. Representatives of […]

September 28, 2016

Women & Technology Conference to Take Place Next Week at Canaan Valley Resort

Canaan Valley is the site of this year’s Women & Technology Conference, which opens on Thursday, October 6 and runs through 2 pm on Friday, October 7. The conference aims to address the under-representation of women in STEM fields and encourage women involved in technology education and research, private enterprises, the public sector, investing and […]

September 28, 2016

Grants Expand Resources for Small Biz Throughout West Virginia

The U.S. Small Business Administration recently awarded two West Virginia programs that will expand resources for individuals interested in starting or growing a small business. West Virginia University has been awarded a grant to host a Women’s Business Center on campus. The grant will provide up to $150,000 annually, administered by the WVU Research Corporation, […]

September 8, 2016

ScaleUp West Virginia Program Helping State Entrepreneurs, Businesses Grow

Since launching last fall, TechConnect’s ScaleUp West Virginia program has rolled out several initiatives designed to spur more innovation and entrepreneurial activity in our state. Those efforts are producing tangible results across West Virginia. As of early September, the program has helped approximately 50 West Virginia firms and entrepreneurs in nine counties design new products, […]