Turning Innovation Into Enterprise


March 29, 2019

Governor Justice Signs Legislation Creating State Matching Program for Federal Research & Development Grants

  West Virginia companies, researchers and entrepreneurs involved in technology development will soon have a new incentive to test and commercialize their research with the creation of a state matching program for federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants. Governor Justice signed House Bill 2550 on Wednesday, March 27, […]

February 25, 2019

9th Annual WV Bioscience Summit April 25th – It Starts With One

It starts with one.  One idea, one researcher, one discovery, one entrepreneur is all it takes to make significant change that helps patients, spurs innovation and facilitates economic progress in West Virginia’s life science sector. Taking place on April 25th in Morgantown, the 9th Annual West Virginia Bioscience Summit will highlight the “one’s” …the entrepreneurs, […]

November 28, 2018

2018 WV Coding & Cyber Summit Wrap-Up

More than 200 people joined TechConnectWV and the Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation for the 2018 West Virginia Coding & Cyber Summit, held November 15 in Charleston. Participants learned of existing and projected workforce opportunities in cybersecurity, educational programs underway in the state including K-12, cyber awareness and best practices and more. To see a short […]

October 27, 2018

Global Tech Giants, Local/Regional Experts to Convene For WV Coding & Cyber Summit Nov. 15th

Featuring presenters from global technology giants like Intuit, IBM, McAfee, and Northrop Grumman, along with cyber experts from the FBI, U.S. Department of Energy, the Center for Internet Security and more, the West Virginia Cyber & Coding Summit will highlight the incredible opportunities to grow West Virginia’s knowledge sector and digital economy. Taking place from […]

September 27, 2018

Registration Open for WV Coding & Cyber Summit, November 15, 2018

Learn about TechConnectWV’s Efforts to Grow the States’ Tech Workforce TechConnect West Virginia will host the 2018 West Virginia Coding & Cyber Summit on Thursday, November 15 at the Marriott Town Center in Charleston, WV.  The Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation is the Co-Sponsor for this event. For more information, or to register, click here. The event will […]

September 27, 2018

Pitch Southern WV Idea and Business Competition Held in Beckley

The Hive held its first “Pitch Southern WV Idea and Business Competition” on September 18 in partnership with TechConnect West Virginia and WVU LaunchLab – Beckley.  Six entrepreneurs presented their ideas to an audience and judges at the Raleigh Playhouse and Theatre in downtown Beckley. First place winner David Wills of Step Safely won $2,200 […]

September 27, 2018

Entrepreneurs, Startups, Service Providers Learn About Angel Investing at TechConnect Workshop

Nearly 40 entrepreneurs, owners of startup companies, and several service providers who support them gathered at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park on September 19 to learn how angel investors select – and de-select – their investments. The workshop, entitled, Pitching Angel Investors: What to Expect and How to Prepare, was led by Eric Dobson, […]

August 26, 2018

Women & Technology Conference Set for Sept. 10th in Charleston

Addressing the under-representation of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), while also encouraging women to excel in these fields is the driving pursuit of the 2018 Women & Technology Conference, to be held on Monday, Sept. 10th at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston, event organizers announced. To register for […]

July 31, 2018

TechConnect’s TechAssist Project Helps Small Businesses/Entrepreneurs Move Product To Market

TechConnect West Virginia recently completed its TechAssist West Virginia project, funded by the WV Department of Commerce and launched in cooperation with three technical assistance “Centers of Excellence” in the state:  The INNOVA Commercialization Group, the Chemical Alliance Zone (CAZ), and the Center for Applied Research and Technology (CART). Over the course of the project, […]

July 26, 2018

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Law Clinic (EILC) at WVU Offering Free Legal Assistance

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Law Clinic (EILC) at the West Virginia University College of Law is currently accepting clients for September 2018. The EILC provides free-legal services to small businesses, individual entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and community organizations. The EILC anticipates selecting 4-6 clients for September. An example of some of the services offered include: Nonprofits & […]