Turning Innovation Into Enterprise

Upcoming Events

2019 Women & Technology Conference

October 21, 2019

TechConnect’s Women & Technology Conference encourages girls and women to pursue STEM careers.

2019 Coding & Cyber Summit

December 3, 2019

The 2019 West Virginia Coding & Cyber Summit will feature key leaders from academia, industry and the public sector while highlighting West Virginia’s ongoing efforts to develop a workforce ready to fill the thousands of available jobs in software coding and cybersecurity.

Past Events

SBIR Lunch & Learn–April 18

Entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to advance innovative concepts through the commercialization process can explore federal funding opportunities during an SBIR Lunch & Learn April 18 at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in Huntington.

WV Business Accelerator Bootcamp–April 26

Representatives of early-to-mature stage companies operating in the high tech, life science or advanced manufacturing industries in West Virginia are encouraged to participate in the West Virginia Business Accelerator Bootcamp, an event designed to provide real world solutions to growing businesses in the state.

2017 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at the State Capitol–March 16

To see coverage and photos from the event, click here.   TechConnect West Virginia and the TransTech Energy Business Development Program are pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2017 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at the State Capitol. Join us as we gather at the State Capitol to showcase the state’s Innovation Economy […]

2016 Women & Technology Conference

October 6, 2016

The Women & Technology Conference aims to encourage women involved in technology education and research, private enterprises, the public sector, investing, and entrepreneurship. The 2016 event will explore how women and technology can help to revitalize West Virginia’s economy.

Growing Innovation in the Mountain State: Featuring Intuit President & CEO Brad Smith

April 6, 2016

West Virginia is known for many things – its people, its scenery, its natural resources and, now more than ever, an unbridled entrepreneurial spirit interested in creating opportunity here at home.

Our state’s innovation economy is beginning to blossom but more needs done to capitalize on the opportunities technology offers. West Virginia needs to engineer the foundation and framework upon which a thriving technology economy can be constructed. In essence, we need a roadmap that all stakeholders can follow that sets the course for growing our innovation economy.

Please join Intuit CEO Brad Smith and a select group of state political and opinion leaders, in attending the April 6th Growing Innovation in the Mountain State Policy Forum. The event will take place from 9:30 am-noon at BridgeValley Community & Technical College in the WV Regional Technology Park, in South Charleston.

There is no cost to attend, however, registration is required.

2016 SBIR Road Tour

July 19, 2016

Learn more about “America’s largest seed fund”–the SBIR and STTR programs–at the SBIR Road Show, July 19, 2016, in Morgantown. This is your opportunity to meet one-on-one with SBIR program managers for federal agencies. Registration will open soon.

2016 WV Bioscience Summit

April 26, 2016

TechConnect is proud to be a co-sponsor of the 2016 WV Bioscience Summit.  West Virginia’s Life Science Industries Create Value for West Virginia and the world!  Bio West Virginia’s members are innovators – making discoveries, improving science, and growing our economy. The Sixth Annual West Virginia Bioscience Summit, which will take place April 26-27, 2016 […]

Jan. 27, 2016–Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at the State Capitol

Participants with Governor Earl Ray Tomblin The 2016 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at the Capitol, hosted by TechConnect West Virginia and TransTech Energy Business Development on January 27, showcased highlights of the State’s innovation economy. From exhibits of “Google Cardboard” featuring virtual reality, to Azimuth’s sophisticated technology that supports our military, to fittings manufactured by Walhonde […]

TechConnect West Virginia 2015 “Spirit of Innovation Awards”

November 16, 2015

TechConnect’s Spirit of Innovation Awards, designed to celebrate success and showcase innovation in the State of West Virginia, were presented November 16, 2015 at the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston.  West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead delivered keynote remarks. “This was an opportunity to celebrate the individuals and organizations who are leaders […]

2015 SBIR Road Tour in Fairmont

May 14, 2015

On May 14, the SBIR Road Tour will be in Fairmont to help West Virginia entrepreneurs and small businesses explore technology funding opportunities provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The highly competitive SBIR program encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research and Research and Development […]