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August 25, 2021

TechConnect West Virginia Executive Director Anne Barth Set to Retire

Anne Barth, who has helped shepherd the growth and development of West Virginia’s technology economy in her role as director of TechConnect West Virginia, is set to retire this fall. Michele O’Connor, board chair of TechConnect, said, “We’ve seen so much positive change in the tech landscape in West Virginia in just the past decade […]

May 26, 2021

BioWV, TechConnect Showcase How Public Policy is Growing WV’s Technology Economy Through WV SBIR/STTR Matching Program

Entrepreneurs, lawmakers, and public policy leaders lauded the stellar first-year impact of the West Virginia SBIR/STTR State Matching Grant Program in helping grow the state’s technology economy during a virtual forum held on May 24th. The event was hosted by the Bioscience Association of West Virginia and TechConnect West Virginia. Anne Barth, executive director of […]

April 25, 2021

TechConnect West Virginia to Host Government Contracting Workshop Series in May

TechConnect West Virginia will host a series of four workshops about how to win federal government contracting in May. Small businesses and manufacturers who are interested in competing for government contracts, but have limited experience in doing so, are encouraged to attend. The series is presented as part of the AIM Higher Consortium, a regional program […]

March 25, 2021

3 Steps to StartUp Venture Fair Brings Entrepreneurs, Investors Together

Event featured 30 regional, national experts offering strategies to help WV entrepreneurs grow Video recordings of the 3 Steps to 2 StartUp Venture Fair can be viewed here Intuit Chairman of the Board and West Virginia champion Brad Smith delivered optimistic remarks about the prospects for entrepreneurship in West Virginia at the recent 3 Steps […]

February 24, 2021

3 Steps to StartUp Venture Fair Agenda Announced

More than 150 have already registered to attend the 3 Steps to StartUp Venture Fair, to be held virtually from 9:30am-noon on Tuesday, March 9 and Wednesday, March 10. To register for the event, click here. The event aims to provide West Virginia tech-focused, research-driven entrepreneurs an opportunity to learn strategies for raising funds and […]

January 25, 2021

TechConnect To Host SBIR-STTR Boot Camp February 4th

TechConnect West Virginia, in partnership with the West Virginia Small Business Development Center and the WVU Industrial Extension, will host a virtual workshop at 3pm on Thursday, February 4 to educate research-focused entrepreneurs on how to apply for, and the benefits of, the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) […]

January 23, 2021

Intuit’s Brad Smith to Keynote 3 Steps to StartUp Venture Fair

West Virginia champion, and Kenova, W.Va. native, Brad Smith will keynote the 3 Steps to StartUp Venture Fair, which will be held virtually from 9:30-noon on Tuesday, Mar. 9 and Wednesday, Mar. 10. To register click here. Smith is the former CEO of Intuit and serves as Executive Chairman of the organization’s Board of Directors.  […]

December 21, 2020

New Publication Showcases Best Charleston-Huntington Area Has to Offer

Advantage Valley has unveiled the new publication West Virginia’s Advantage Valley Charleston – Huntington Metro Region, which will serve as the economic development organization’s primary quality-of-life marketing program for talent attraction. The program includes a digital magazine, print magazine and significant exposure on, a national website with information about America’s best places to live […]

December 21, 2020

TechConnect Hosts “Winning With An Enchanted Brand” Jan. 12

Great entrepreneurs create great brands. Join TechConnect West Virginia on Wednesday, January 12 at 10 a.m. and get the inside scoop on powerful branding from Jane Cavalier, CEO and Founder of BrightMark Consulting and one of the country’s leading brand experts. This opportunity is made possible as part of “TechWrx West Virginia,” a project funded […]

November 30, 2020

BEST in WV SBIR-STTR Program Building Success

For the past year, TechConnect West Virginia has led educational outreach and awareness about the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program in the state, in partnership with the West Virginia Small Business Development Center. The SBIR-STTR program aims to stimulate technological innovation, use small business to meet federal […]