Turning Innovation Into Enterprise


March 1, 2018

ScaleUp WV Success Story: Autonomous And Radio Controlled Equipment

CART Helps a Former Mine Security Worker and Team Develop Autonomous and Radio Controlled Equipment Derek Dotson was a security worker in the mining industry in Southern West Virginia. Seeing an increasing number of layoffs in the industry and even mines closing, Dotson decided to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology at Bluefield State College. […]

January 29, 2018

Rare Earth Elements: Potential New Industry for WV & PA

By: David McCready, Ph.D., EnviroCalc The rare earth elements (REE) are a series of 15 metals which are referred to as the lanthanides, lanthanum being the first element in the series.  The REEs are important because they are necessary for use in many high tech electronic products for the military, industry, and consumers.  The REEs […]

January 26, 2018

ScaleUp WV Success Story: Keen Process Technologies

After completing his doctoral studies in organic chemistry at the University of Wyoming, Brian Keen spent the next four years as a professor of organic chemistry at the University of Wisconsin and Penn State University. Dr. Keen says his time in academia was a rewarding experience. However, his interest in actively developing and improving chemical […]

December 27, 2017

TechAssist Program Offers Commercialization Assistance Throughout State

In partnership with three “centers of excellence” in the state, TechConnectWV is offering commercialization assistance to entrepreneurs, researchers and small businesses in West Virginia through its new “TechAssist” program. The project is intended to integrate, expand, and leverage regional assets to foster technology-based innovation and commercialization, support business expansion and small manufacturer growth, and encourage […]

November 28, 2017

Core10 Secures $3.5 Million Series A Investment Led By FINTOP Capital

Core10, Inc. (Core10), a 100%-U.S.-based software development company that creates financial technology solutions, has closed a $3.5 million funding round led by FINTOP Capital. Also participating are the West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust and a host of West Virginia-based angel investors. A pioneer of the hereshoreTM movement, Core10 is an innovative software development company dedicated […]

October 31, 2017

WV Coding & Cyber Summit A Big Success

More than 150 Leaders in education, private industry and the public sector came together on Oct. 12 at BridgeValley Community & Technical College’s Advanced Technology Center for TechConnect’s West Virginia Coding & Cyber Summit. The event, which was co-hosted by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, aimed to set a dynamic course by which […]

October 4, 2017

EntreEd Summit Slated for Nov. 3 in Charleston

The 2017 EntreEd Summit, which will be held from noon-4pm on Friday, Nov. 3 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston, is designed to answer the question, “Why K-12 entrepreneurship and how do we successfully implement?”.  Registration is open and can be accessed by clicking here. “The Summit will help attendees understand how system-wide K-12 […]

October 4, 2017

IBM, Intuit Executives to Deliver Remarks During WV Coding & Cyber Summit Oct. 12 In South Charleston

Obed D. Louissaint, Vice President of Human Resources, IBM Cognitive Solutions, Digital & Research, will participate in a Keynote Q&A presentation entitled “West Virginia’s Path to the New Collar Economy” at the West Virginia Coding & Cyber Summit on October 12 in South Charleston. Bernie McKay, Chief Policy Officer for Intuit Corporation, will offer opening remarks.  The Intuit Financial […]

September 5, 2017

Applications to Pitch at TransTech Energy Business Development Conference due Tomorrow, Sept. 6

For those interested in making a pitch at the 6th TransTech Energy (TTE) Business Development Conference, the deadline to apply to make a pitch has been extended to Monday, Sept. 11.  The application process is straightforward: 1) go to http://TransTechEnergy.org; 2) click on Apply to Make a Pitch; 3) download the Application; 4) follow instructions […]

September 5, 2017

West Virginia Coding & Cyber Summit Set For Oct. 12 In South Charleston

TechConnectWV, in partnership with U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, will host the West Virginia Coding & Cyber Summit from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 12 at the BridgeValley Advanced Technology Center in South Charleston, WV. To register, click here or on the link below. Over 200,000 software coding jobs are unfilled in the […]