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January 31, 2019

Taking the Pulse of Tech Growth in West Virginia

Op-ed in the Charleston Daily Mail January 31, 2019 by Anne Barth With the start of a new year, it’s a great time to reflect on past successes and take a look ahead.  For TechConnect West Virginia, this means taking the pulse of tech growth over recent years and charting a bold course forward. In […]

January 18, 2019

TechConnect West Virginia releases WV Cybersecurity Workforce Strategic Initiative

by John Mark Shaver, WVNews STAFF WRITER Jan 15, 2019 FAIRMONT — Hoping to attract more students and professionals to the cybersecurity field, TechConnect West Virginia unveiled its WV Cybersecurity Workforce Strategic Initiative Tuesday morning. The initiative, completed with cooperation from the West Virginia Office of Technology, West Virginia High Technology Consortium, West Virginia National […]

December 17, 2018

Now is the time to develop a WV cyber workforce

Op-ed in the State Journal December 3, 2018 by Anne Barth At the West Virginia Coding and Cyber Summit Nov. 15, McAfee Executive and West Virginia native Jason Rolleston made an excellent point about why West Virginians are well suited for jobs in cyber. In describing a neighbor from Pocahontas County who could fix cars […]

November 27, 2018

Training a coding, cyber workforce in WV

Op-ed in the Charleston Daily-Mail November 23, 2018 by Anne Barth We often hear that students in school today will work in jobs that don’t even exist right now.  Even just ten years ago, who knew that people would find work as Uber drivers, digital marketers or cloud computing specialists? However, there is one area […]

October 19, 2018

WV Coding & Cyber Summit coming Nov. 15 to Charleston

WV Press Association Oct. 17, 2018 Cybersecurity execs, leaders will provide presentations CHARLESTON, W.VA. – With the goal of accelerating efforts to make software coding and cyber skills training widely available across West Virginia, TechConnect West Virginia will host the 2018 Coding & Cyber Summit from 9am-4pm on November 15th at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston. Diane Miller, […]

June 29, 2018

TechConnect, WV Hive Partner To Conduct Business Plan Competitions

The Register-Herald Reporter By Jordan Nelson  TechConnect West Virginia and the West Virginia Hive’s Common Grounds Project are partnering to conduct five business pitch competitions across 12 southern West Virginia counties with efforts of advancing entrepreneurship and spurring job creation. Anne Barth, executive director of TechConnect West Virginia, said TechConnect and its member organizations are excited to […]

June 12, 2018

Regional entrepreneurs receive training on angel investors

by John Mark Shaver STAFF WRITER June 6, 2018 The Exponent-Telegram FAIRMONT — Hoping to attract new capital to West Virginia, TechConnect West Virginia held a seminar Wednesday morning to help regional entrepreneurs and companies strengthen their investment pitches. The workshop was held at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center as part of TechConnect’s NextUp […]

March 19, 2018

Isabel Vance and Anne Barth: Generational collaboration key to state’s future

High school senior Isabel Vance recently joined Anne Barth of TechConnect West Virginia for three days of “job-shadowing” to learn more about what an executive director of a nonprofit organization does each day. Isabel and Anne were matched by a mutual friend who co-founded a tech company in Huntington in 2016 – Lee Farabaugh of […]

March 19, 2018

Collaboration across generations key to W.Va.’s brighter future

  Barth: If you ever have a chance to participate in a job-shadowing program, do it! When asked to host Isabel, I saw it as an opportunity to mentor a young person and help guide her career development. What I didn’t expect was to be mentored by her, too. But that’s exactly what happened. Spending […]

March 6, 2018

Legislation would create fund, matching programs for small business and research

by Conor Griffith STAFF WRITER Del. Moore Capito, R-Kanawha, right, is the lead sponsor of House Bills 4544 and 4558. by Conor Griffith STAFF WRITER   MORGANTOWN — Two pieces of legislation aim to diversify West Virginia’s economy — one by providing entrepreneurs with access to additional capital, the other by incentivizing research and development […]