Turning Innovation Into Enterprise


May 26, 2017

The Great American Eclipse—August 21, 2017

On August 21, 2017, something truly phenomenal will happen! For the first time in 89 years, the United States, as well as all of North America, will have the opportunity to see a total solar eclipse. Starting at 10:15 a.m. in Oregon and ending at 2:48 p.m. in South Carolina, the Great American Eclipse will […]

May 1, 2017

WV STEM Resource Clearinghouse – Action Requested

Do you know of a STEM resource in your community that should be listed in the WV STEM Resource Clearinghouse website?  Families, educators, community members and business/community organizations are asked to contribute STEM resources to the WV STEM Resource Clearinghouse website.  This will help all West Virginia students be better prepared for success in college […]

May 1, 2017

More Than 200 Compete in University of Charleston’s I3 Innovation Showcase

A river may separate the City of Charleston from its university, but, on April 19th, the two became one as the University of Charleston hosted its inaugural I3 Innovation Showcase & Innovation Fair.  I3 — ideas, inventions & innovations — was the culmination of a year of effort and celebration as the University of Charleston […]

May 1, 2017

Expert Assistance Offered During WV Business Accelerator Bootcamp Event

If you want to start or grow a business in the high tech fields in West Virginia and have a solid concept, funding and assistance are available.  That was a primary message stemming from the West Virginia Business Accelerator Bootcamp event, held on April 26 in Morgantown. Hosted by TechConnect West Virginia, the West Virginia […]

May 1, 2017

Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Health Go Hand-In-Hand at WV Bio Summit

The West Virginia Bioscience Summit, held April 25 in Morgantown, brought together representatives from our state’s research universities, biotech companies, technical assistance providers and others to hear from experts in the field on how to grow the state’s lifescience industries.  And, boy did they deliver. Dr. Mary Hendrix, President of Shepherd University and a nationally […]

May 1, 2017

Women & Tech Conference Comes to Charleston June 26

TechConnectWV will host the 2017 Women & Technology Conference on Monday, June 26 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston, WV. This year’s event is presented in partnership with the Charleston Area Alliance, with the conference luncheon combined with the Alliance’s Elevations Professional Women’s Network Luncheon. For more information, or to register, click here. Charleston native […]

April 2, 2017

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day A Major Success!

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day, held on March 16 at the State Capitol, featured exhibits and more than 100 individuals representing a wide variety of industry sectors.  Small businesses, entrepreneurs, researchers and resource organizations that support entrepreneurship filled the hallways in a showcase of the best and brightest in West Virginia talent and innovation. TechConnect and […]

April 2, 2017

Serial Entrepreneur, WV-Native George Bennett to Keynote WV Bioscience Summit April 25

Morgantown, West Virginia-native and serial entrepreneur George Bennett has been building innovation-driven businesses for more than 40 years. From international consulting firms to healthcare enterprises, Mr. Bennett will share his story and offer strategies for growing the West Virginia life science economy during his keynote presentation at the 7th Annual West Virginia Bioscience Summit on […]

April 2, 2017

TechConnect West Virginia’s ScaleUp West Virginia Program Helping Early-Stage Company Move Ahead

With the help of TechConnect West Virginia’s ScaleUp West Virginia program, an early-stage company created by two graduate students and an associate professor at West Virginia University is developing a new radio frequency-based tool to help make research laboratory environments more efficient. Wright Wold Scientific was created in 2015 by Zach Wright, a graduate student […]

March 31, 2017

Entrepreneur, Business Bootcamp Set for April 26 in Morgantown

Representatives of early-to-mature stage companies operating in the high tech, life science or advanced manufacturing industries in West Virginia are encouraged to participate in the West Virginia Business Accelerator Bootcamp, an event designed to provide real world solutions to growing businesses in the state. The event will take place from 8:30am – 2:30pm on Wednesday, […]