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September 27, 2018

Registration Open for WV Coding & Cyber Summit, November 15, 2018

Learn about TechConnectWV’s Efforts to Grow the States’ Tech Workforce TechConnect West Virginia will host the 2018 West Virginia Coding & Cyber Summit on Thursday, November 15 at the Marriott Town Center in Charleston, WV.  The Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation is the Co-Sponsor for this event. For more information, or to register, click here. The event will […]

September 27, 2018

Pitch Southern WV Idea and Business Competition Held in Beckley

The Hive held its first “Pitch Southern WV Idea and Business Competition” on September 18 in partnership with TechConnect West Virginia and WVU LaunchLab – Beckley.  Six entrepreneurs presented their ideas to an audience and judges at the Raleigh Playhouse and Theatre in downtown Beckley. First place winner David Wills of Step Safely won $2,200 […]

September 27, 2018

Entrepreneurs, Startups, Service Providers Learn About Angel Investing at TechConnect Workshop

Nearly 40 entrepreneurs, owners of startup companies, and several service providers who support them gathered at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park on September 19 to learn how angel investors select – and de-select – their investments. The workshop, entitled, Pitching Angel Investors: What to Expect and How to Prepare, was led by Eric Dobson, […]

August 26, 2018

Women & Technology Conference Set for Sept. 10th in Charleston

Addressing the under-representation of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), while also encouraging women to excel in these fields is the driving pursuit of the 2018 Women & Technology Conference, to be held on Monday, Sept. 10th at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston, event organizers announced. To register for […]

July 31, 2018

TechConnect’s TechAssist Project Helps Small Businesses/Entrepreneurs Move Product To Market

TechConnect West Virginia recently completed its TechAssist West Virginia project, funded by the WV Department of Commerce and launched in cooperation with three technical assistance “Centers of Excellence” in the state:  The INNOVA Commercialization Group, the Chemical Alliance Zone (CAZ), and the Center for Applied Research and Technology (CART). Over the course of the project, […]

July 26, 2018

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Law Clinic (EILC) at WVU Offering Free Legal Assistance

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Law Clinic (EILC) at the West Virginia University College of Law is currently accepting clients for September 2018. The EILC provides free-legal services to small businesses, individual entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and community organizations. The EILC anticipates selecting 4-6 clients for September. An example of some of the services offered include: Nonprofits & […]

July 26, 2018

Carroll Thomas of NIST MEP to Keynote 2018 Women & Tech Conference

The opening Keynote Speaker for the 2018 Women & Technology Conference will be Ms. Carroll A. Thomas, Director of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership at the National Institute of Standards and Technology at the U.S. Department of Commerce. The event, hosted by TechConnect West Virginia and featuring inspiring speakers, value-added breakout sessions and quality networking, […]

June 27, 2018

Women & Technology Conference Comes to Charleston September 10

  TechConnectWV will host the 2018 Women & Technology Conference on Monday, September 10 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston, WV. For more information, or to register, click here. The purpose of the event is to address the under-representation of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  The conference aims to […]

May 30, 2018

NextGen Awarded SBIR Phase I to Design and Manufacture Micro Drones for Use as Movable Multispectral Imaging Sensors

NextGen Federal Systems (NextGen) has recently been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract by the US Army. Under this Research and Development (R&D) contract, NextGen will design and develop a micro drone that utilizes an imaging sensor and advanced autopilot system to support autonomous operation, intelligence collection, and information processing within […]

April 26, 2018

TechConnectWV’s NextUp West Virginia Helping to Bridge the Investor Divide

    Limited access to angel capital is a challenge for West Virginia’s entrepreneurs and early-stage companies looking to grow in the state. TechConnectWV is working hard to help bridge that “investor divide.”   Funded through support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, TechConnectWV’s NextUp West Virginia program is […]