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Over 20 Business Incubators Across WV to Assist Entrepreneurs

There are 21 business incubators located throughout the state of West Virginia providing assistance to entrepreneurs and business owners, according to data developed by TechConnect West Virginia.

Anne Barth, executive director of TechConnect, said, “West Virginia has an incredible network of assistance providers who are offering on-the-ground help to those with ideas for starting or growing a business.  These business incubators are located in every region of the state, providing access to programming that will ultimately contribute to growing our economy.”

The updated list of business incubators along with information on how to contact them is listed below.


Concord University Small Business Incubator

Nick Rahall Technology Center

Athens, WV 24712-1000

(304) 384-5988

(304) 384-7955 fax

Contact:  Stephen Rowe


WV Hive Network-WVU LaunchLab

Business startup services, office and meeting space for startup

teams, networking lounge, classroom space.

282 Minnesota Avenue

Beckley, WV 25801




Center for Applied Research & Technology, Inc.

Industrial design studio and laboratories for prototype

development, technology evaluation, product design and utility

patenting support, management and marketing services for

inventors and entrepreneurs.

P.O. Box 2182

Bluefield, WV 24701

(304) 327-4220

Contact:  Bruce Mutter

Bluefield Commercialization Station

“Dirty” space for manufacturing innovations.

Bluefield Avenue

Bluefield, WV 24701


Contact:  Jim Spencer


Bluefield State College Research

& Development Incubator

Small business incubator providing fax, copier, office furniture,

filing cabinets, internet access, computers, guidance and

assistance in locating other resources to help new businesses

start up.

704 Bland Street

Bluefield, WV 24701

(304) 327-4300

Contact:  Gerald James, Executive Director


Upshur County Business Development Center

PO Box 2377

30 East Main Street

Buckhannon, WV 26201

(304) 472-1757

Contact:  Rob Hinton


Charleston Area Alliance Small Business Incubator

1116 Smith Street

Charleston, WV 25301

(304) 340-4253

Contact:  Real Estate Services (Mike Aeiker, VP)l


West Virginia Wood Technology Center

Training and support services for individuals and businesses.

10 Eleventh Street

Elkins, WV 26241

(304) 637-7500

Contact:  Robert L. Morris Jr., AICP, Executive Director


High Technology Foundation

Low-cost, state-of-the-art office space and essential business

support services, adjacent to entrepreneurs, established

organizations, government facilities and multinational


1000 Technology Drive, Suite 1000

Fairmont, WV 26554

(304) 366-2577

(877) 363-5482 toll free

Contact:   Guy Peduto, Director

INNOVA Commercialization Group


The Excelerator

Business facilities and services, including furnished office spaces,  a large conference room, on-site camera monitoring.

Fairmont Community Development Partnership

517 Fairmont Avenue

Fairmont, WV 26554

(304) 366-7600

Contact:   Mike Walker


Huntington Industrial Corporation (HIC) Incubator, LLC

Biomedical research lab and office space operated in collaboration with the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University.

916 Fifth Avenue, Suite 400

Huntington, WV 25701

(304) 525-1161

Contact:  David Lieving, President


Marshall University Environmental Management Incubator

Marshall University, CEGAS, 1235 6th Avenue

Assisting regional small businesses in environmental compliance and related issues

Huntington, WV 25755-2585

(304) 696-5456

Contact:  George Carico, Environmental Manager


Marshall University Institute for Interdisciplinary Research

1676 Third Avenue

Huntington, WV 25703

(304) 696-3830


Robert C. Byrd Institute For Advanced Flexible Manufacturing

The Maker Vault

RCBI’s Huntington makerspace, the Maker Vault, extends RCBI’s support of innovation and entrepreneurship to everyone.

1050 Fourth Avenue

Huntington, WV 25701

800.469.RCBI (7224)
304.781.1625 (local)

Contact:  Jamie Cope


Ten50 Business Accelerator

Ten50 is a Business Accelerator targeting tech based endeavors, supporting early-stage, growth-driven companies through seed funding, office space, software perks, education, mentorship, and ultimately preparing them for outside financing.

1050 Fourth Avenue

Huntington, WV 25701

800.469.RCBI (7224)
304.781.1625 (local)

Contact:  Bryan Shaw


Unlimited Future

Incubator, training, coaching, resources, social enterprise development, resources for small businesses

1650 8th Avenue

Huntington, WV 25703

(304) 697-3007

Contact:  Gail Patton, Executive Director


Boone County Business Development Center

Equipped space to start your business

Suite 101 – One Avenue C Building

Madison, WV 25130

(304) 369-9118

Contact:  Kris Mitchell, Executive Director



WVU LaunchLab

Business startup services, office and meeting space for startup teams, networking lounge, classroom space.

Suite 413 Evansdale Crossing

P.O. Box 6900

Morgantown, WV 26506

(304) 293-9391

Contact:  Dr. Carrie White, Director


Health Sciences Innovation Center

Biotechnology wet lab innovation incubator, idea development, IP protection, commercialization services.

8 Medical Center Drive

P.O. Box 9115

Morgantown, WV 26506

(304) 293-5116

Contact:  Richard Giersch

South Charleston

ChemCeption (Chemistry-Based Incubator and Accelerator)

Initiative of Chemical Alliance Zone

The nation’s only incubator-accelerator focused solely on commercializing chemistry-based technologies, including traditional and green chemistry, biotechnology, advanced materials and more.  Provides a combination of rare expertise and uncommon facilities.

1740 Union Carbide Drive

WV Regional Technology Park

South Charleston, WV 25303

(304) 720-1023

Contact:  Kevin DiGregorio


Eastern WV Community and Technical College New Biz Launchpad

Entrepreneur-in-residence, mentoring and co-working areas, coaching, meeting and conference room spaces for training, lectures and other purposes.

135 West Main Street

Wardensville, WV  26851


Contact:  Tina Metzer

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