Turning Innovation Into Enterprise


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, […]

March 30, 2017

TechConnect Presents 2017 Spirit of Innovation Awards

With the goal of recognizing leadership in innovation and technology-based business development in West Virginia, TechConnect West Virginia presented its Spirit of Innovation Awards on Thursday, March 16 to Allegheny Science & Technology CEO Arria Hines and software development firm Core10, during a special awards luncheon at the State Capitol. “The Spirit of Innovation program […]

March 30, 2017

RCBI, TechConnect to Host SBIR Lunch & Learn April 18

Entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to advance innovative concepts through the commercialization process can explore federal funding opportunities during an SBIR Lunch & Learn April 18 at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in Huntington. To register for the event, click here. Innovators across the country (and right here in West Virginia) are […]

February 25, 2017

Inspire West Virginia Students: Invest in the Science Public Outreach Team (SPOT)

Supported through a joint partnership between the Green Bank Observatory and NASA, the West Virginia Science Public Outreach Team (SPOT) recruits and trains college student ambassadors to bring presentations about current West Virginia space science, technology, and engineering to West Virginia K-12 classrooms, museums, and youth programs. The West Virginia SPOT Team is interested in […]

February 25, 2017

Calling All Budding Entrepreneurs: Join In Start Up Weekend Huntington

Are you a budding entrepreneur interested in developing and pitching a business concept over the course of a weekend?  Join Huntington designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things over 54 hours April 21-23 during Start Up Weekend Huntington.  The event will be held at the Robert C. Byrd Institute, 1050 […]

February 25, 2017

Over 20 Business Incubators Across WV to Assist Entrepreneurs

There are 21 business incubators located throughout the state of West Virginia providing assistance to entrepreneurs and business owners, according to data developed by TechConnect West Virginia. Anne Barth, executive director of TechConnect, said, “West Virginia has an incredible network of assistance providers who are offering on-the-ground help to those with ideas for starting or […]

January 30, 2017

Plan to Attend Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at the Capitol March 16

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 […]