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Join Us In Celebrating West Virginia’s Top Innovators On November 16!

SpiritOfInnovationAwards-Long-01Abraham Lincoln said “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”   West Virginia is fortunate to have excellent innovators creating a better future for our state. Come join us on November 16 as we honor them!

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TechConnect’s Spirit of Innovation Awards, designed to celebrate success and showcase innovation in the State of West Virginia, will be presented during an event from 5:30-7:30 pm on Monday, Nov. 16 at the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston. West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead will deliver keynote remarks and join in presenting awards.


Tim Armstead, Speaker of the WV House of Delegates

“This is an opportunity to celebrate the individuals and organizations who are leaders in innovation and innovation-based business development throughout the state,” said Anne Barth, executive director of TechConnect.  “We congratulate all who have been nominated, and we’re eager to share their stories,” she added.

Awards will be granted in five categories, including Innovator of the Year, Innovative StartUp of the Year, Student Innovator of the Year, Entrepreneurial Support Award, and Outstanding Woman in Technology.

TechConnect thanks the sponsors of this event, including the High Technology Foundation, the West Virginia Department of Education & the Arts, West Virginia University, Steptoe & Johnson and the Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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To register for the event, click here.