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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 […]

November 25, 2020

Morgantown Software Startup Wins Air Force SBIR Contract

Iconic Air is a Morgantown software startup pioneering a new way of emissions monitoring and data reporting. Iconic Air was founded by two West Virginia University Industrial Engineering graduates, Kyle Gillis and James Carnes. The budding new company has been awarded a Phase I & Phase II United States Air Force Small Business Innovation Research […]

October 28, 2020

BioWV Forum: Status of COVID-19 Vaccines in Development & WV’s Implementation Plan

“Striking” and “unprecedented” are just a few terms to describe the amazing speed with which America’s biopharmaceutical industry and the global research community have responded in working to develop vaccines and treatments for COVID-19. For its part, the State of West Virginia has been nationally recognized for its management of, and response to the virus. […]

October 28, 2020

Touchstone Research Laboratory Wins Coveted R&D 100 Award

On September 30, researchers at Touchstone Research Laboratory received their 5th R&D 100 Award in a virtual ceremony broadcast from Cleveland, Ohio. Known as the “Oscars of Innovation,” the awards recognize the top 100 revolutionary technologies of the year, as well as the scientists and engineers who created them. The winning technology is Touchstone’s Bonded […]

October 28, 2020

2020 Women & Technology Conference

  The 2020 West Virginia Women & Technology Conference was held virtually on October 19 and featured Dr. Nicole Pride, President of West Virginia State University, as the keynote speaker. In July 2020, Dr. Pride was named the 12th President of West Virginia State University, which is a public, land grant, historically Black university that […]

September 24, 2020

Dr. Nicole Pride, President of WV State University, to Keynote Virtual Women & Technology Conference October 19

Dr. Nicole Pride, the President of West Virginia State University, will offer keynote remarks at the 2020 Women & Technology Conference.  The event, which aims to address the under-representation of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, will be held virtually on October 19, 2020. “We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Pride to […]

September 24, 2020

U.S. SBA Awards TechConnect West Virginia $125,000 FAST Grant

  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 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 for and win federal Small Business Innovation […]