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August 20, 2021

U.S. SBA awards TechConnect West Virginia $125,000 FAST grant

Beckley Register-Herald August 17, 2021 CHARLESTON — TechConnect West Virginia, in partnership with the West Virginia Small Business Development Center, has been awarded a third Federal and State Technology Partnership Program (FAST) grant by the U.S. Small Business Administration in the amount of $125,000 to help West Virginia research and development (R&D)-focused small businesses apply […]

August 3, 2021

Start-up Bootcamps Help Entrepreneurs Find Seed Money for Businesses

West Virginia Public Broadcasting | By Jessica Lilly Published August 2, 2021 at 12:42 PM EDT A program meant to help West Virginians find seed money to start a business is looking for more participants. The money is part of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant programs. The program has been […]

August 3, 2021

West Virginia grant program successful in growing state’s tech economy

WV News, May 16, 2021 by Anne Barth and Bryan Brown The West Virginia Entrepreneurship and Innovation Investment Fund, through the West Virginia SBIR/STTR Matching Grant program, incentivizes and assists technology-focused companies in applying for federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants by offering matching dollars for those winning […]

April 2, 2021

TechConnectWV lays out four projects to spur entrepreneurial, startup growth

by John Mark Shaver, Fairmont News Editor The State Journal March 7, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — TechConnect West Virginia has been steadily working through the COVID-19 pandemic to help fledgling entrepreneurs and startup businesses network and access funding, and the entity has several more programs ready to go in the coming weeks and […]

January 18, 2021

West Virginia Technology Leaders Share Optimism for 2021

by John Mark Shaver, Fairmont News Editor The State Journal Jan. 11, 2021 From developments in the Virgin Hyperloop Certification Center and upstart small businesses to advancements in remote working and federal recruitment, West Virginia technology leaders are optimistic about the sector’s chances in 2021. Outside COVID-19, one of the biggest developments of 2020 that’s […]

July 27, 2020

TechConnect continues SBIR training sessions despite COVID-19 pandemic

by John Mark Shaver, Fairmont News Editor The State Journal July 27, 2020 CHARLESTON — Despite the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic continuing to rage on, TechConnect West Virginia and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center are still working to train local technology start-ups on the process of applying for and acquiring crucial grants. Last week, […]

April 29, 2020

State’s economy derailed rapidly, but could get back on track quickly, too, expert believes

by Matt Harvey, Managing Editor The State Journal April 20, 2020 MORGANTOWN — One of the state’s leading economic experts hasn’t seen anything to compare with the way the economy derailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Dr. John Deskins, director of the Bureau of Business & Economic Research at West Virginia University, eschews comparing […]

April 21, 2020

State lawmakers support small business research, development

Op-ed in the State Journal April 19, 2019 by Anne Barth 2020 will be known forever as the Year of the Coronavirus Pandemic and the societal upheaval that followed. As scientists and researchers around the world race to produce faster testing kits and a vaccine, the invaluable role of scientific research is front and center. […]

February 4, 2020

Opportunity is Now!

Article by Anne Barth Bowles Rice: Views & Visions, January 2020 Edition As the adage goes, economic development is a team sport. To be successful in growing West Virginia’s economy requires cooperation among all stakeholders, including those in government, educational institutions, trade and business associations, philanthropy and community groups. At TechConnectWV, we are taking that […]

January 17, 2020

WV tech leaders hope lawmakers heed advice to advance development

by John Mark Shaver, Fairmont News Editor Jan. 12, 2020 CHARLESTON — With the 2020 West Virginia legislative session now in full swing, the state’s technology leaders are hoping to see some major support for their sector, including help with workforce recruitment and funding for startup companies. First and foremost, the opinion shared by several […]