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November 11, 2019

More than $7 million in federal funding announced for WV economic development projects

WV News November 11, 2019 CHARLESTON — More than $7 million in federal funding will be distributed across eight economic development projects in West Virginia. The funding, which will be awarded through the U.S. Economic Development Administration, was announced Monday morning by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic […]

November 4, 2019

WV High Tech Foundation, partners launch ‘3 Steps to Start Up’ program

by Conor Griffith, Business Editor WVNews November 3, 2019 FAIRMONT — Hopes are high among West Virginia’s business development organizations that a newly funded program will more effectively coordinate available resources and help entrepreneurs take their businesses from concept to reality. A $1,200,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission was awarded to the INNOVA Commercialization […]

November 4, 2019

High Tech Jobs in the Mountain State

October 21 was a big day for tech in West Virginia. TechConnectWV hosted the 6th Annual WV Women & Technology Conference, and Infor cut the ribbon on its new offices in Charleston. Thanks to Mark Curtis at Channel 13 for highlighting both in this interview!

September 19, 2019

Grant aims to help entrepreneurs, small businesses

By Wendy Holdren The Register-Herald Sep. 16, 2019 TechConnect West Virginia, in partnership with the West Virginia Small Business Development Center, has been awarded a Federal and State Technology Partnership Program (FAST) grant. The $125,000 U.S. Small Business Administration grant aims to help West Virginia research and development-focused small businesses apply for and win federal Small Business […]

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 […]