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April 5, 2017

Allegheny Science & Technology CEO Arria Hines, Huntington Software Firm Core10 Honored With Spirit of Innovation Awards

Contact:  Anne Barth, (304) 444-2918 CHARLESTON, W.VA. – With the goal of recognizing leadership in innovation and technology-based business development in West Virginia, TechConnect West Virginia presented its Spirit of Innovation Awards on Thursday, March 16 to Allegheny Science & Technology CEO Arria Hines and software development firm Core10, during a special awards luncheon at […]

September 14, 2016

Impressive Lineup of Leaders To Headline 2016 Women & Technology Conference

Contact:          Anne Barth,, (304) 444-2918 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Charleston, W.Va. (September 15, 2016) – More than 20 female business leaders will convene as presenters at the 2016 Women & Technology Conference to share insights and strategies on how women and technology can help revitalize West Virginia’s economy while supporting women […]

September 2, 2016

New Survey Finds More Than 48,500 Working in STEM Fields in West Virginia in 2015

September 1, 2016 Contact:   Anne Barth,, 304-444-2918 Charleston, W.Va. – According to a survey commissioned by TechConnect West Virginia, the West Virginia Department of Commerce found that 48,553 people worked in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related fields in the state in 2015.  This represents 6.7 percent of the state’s total workforce and […]

August 25, 2016

New Program for West Virginia Businesses and Entrepreneurs Announced

NEWS RELEASE August 25, 2016 Contact:  Anne Barth,, (304) 444-2918 Charleston, W.Va. – TechConnect West Virginia, a nonprofit coalition committed to growing West Virginia’s technology-based economy, has announced a new program designed to help West Virginia companies pursue business opportunities with the federal government through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business […]

June 2, 2016

TechConnect West Virginia Announces New Officers, Board Member

Charleston, W.Va. – TechConnect West Virginia, a non-profit organization working to advance innovation-based economic development and growth in West Virginia, recently announced its new slate of officers and a new member to the group’s Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 term. They include: Chair of the Board:  Thomas A. Vorbach, Member; Steptoe & Johnson PLLC […]

April 28, 2016

Barth appointed to Science and Research Council

Charleston, W.Va. — Anne Barth, executive director of TechConnect West Virginia, has been selected by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to serve on the Science & Research Council of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.  Barth will serve a term ending June 30, 2019. The Science & Research Council works to increase the capacity of […]

November 17, 2015

West Virginia “Innovators” Honored Monday During TechConnect Spirit of Innovation Awards Event

Charleston, W.Va. – Some of West Virginia’s top innovators took center stage at the TechConnectWV Spirit of Innovation Awards Banquet Monday evening in Charleston, resulting in the presentation of five awards honoring advances in spacecraft flight software, underground detection, stroke diagnostic technology, entrepreneurial assistance, and technology in the classroom. “The Spirit of Innovation program is […]

January 9, 2015

Applications due soon for the $100,000 Shale Gas Innovation Contest

Charleston, WV – If you are a small business, researcher, or entrepreneur in West Virginia or Pennsylvania focused on developing a new product or service for the shale energy space, you should be gearing up to submit your application soon to the Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center’s 4th Annual Shale Gas Innovation […]

May 21, 2014

NG Innovations, Inc., of Cross Lanes is Winner in Shale Gas Innovation Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE West Virginia Company Among Four Winners In 2014 Shale Gas Innovation Contest  CHARLESTON, WV – NG Innovations of Cross Lanes, West Virginia was among four companies selected as winners in the 3rd Annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest. The contest, which was held on May 15 in Southpointe, PA, provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs […]

February 18, 2014

Grants will support commercialization efforts of West Virginia startups and entrepreneurs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Contact:  Kevin DiGregorio, Executive Director, Chemical Alliance Zone, Commercialization Fund to Assist 3 Companies SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Chemical Alliance Zone’s Chemicals and Materials (CAM) Commercialization Fund has awarded grants to three West Virginia-based companies to help bring new technologies to market. Liberty Hydro Inc. was awarded […]