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January 18, 2021

West Virginia Technology Leaders Share Optimism for 2021

by John Mark Shaver, Fairmont News Editor The State Journal Jan. 11, 2021 From developments in the Virgin Hyperloop Certification Center and upstart small businesses to advancements in remote working and federal recruitment, West Virginia technology leaders are optimistic about the sector’s chances in 2021. Outside COVID-19, one of the biggest developments of 2020 that’s […]

January 18, 2021

TechConnect WV Seeks Scholarship Applications

For Mary Anne Ketelsen STEM Scholarship Program Application Deadline Extended Until Midnight, March 19, 2021 $22,500 Available to W.Va. Women Preparing for Careers in Oil and Natural Gas Charleston, W.Va. (Jan. 19, 2021) – Anne Barth, executive director of TechConnect West Virginia, announced the creation and initiation of the Mary Anne Ketelsen STEM Scholarship Program to […]

December 21, 2020

Join us online for “Winning with an Enchanted Brand”

Join TechConnect West Virginia on Tuesday, 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. She will present “Winning with an Enchanted Brand” as part of our TechWrx West Virginia project. Jane will share […]

September 25, 2020

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

September 23, 2020 Charleston, W.Va. – 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 […]

September 25, 2020

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

September 23, 2020 Charleston, W.Va. – – 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 […]

September 24, 2020

WV Women & Technology Conference – October 19, 2020

This women & technology conference addresses the under-representation of women in STEM fields and explores strategies for closing the gender gap in tech. Join us to learn how you can be an ally!

July 27, 2020

TechConnect continues SBIR training sessions despite COVID-19 pandemic

by John Mark Shaver, Fairmont News Editor The State Journal July 27, 2020 CHARLESTON — Despite the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic continuing to rage on, TechConnect West Virginia and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center are still working to train local technology start-ups on the process of applying for and acquiring crucial grants. Last week, […]

April 29, 2020

State’s economy derailed rapidly, but could get back on track quickly, too, expert believes

by Matt Harvey, Managing Editor The State Journal April 20, 2020 MORGANTOWN — One of the state’s leading economic experts hasn’t seen anything to compare with the way the economy derailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Dr. John Deskins, director of the Bureau of Business & Economic Research at West Virginia University, eschews comparing […]

April 21, 2020

State lawmakers support small business research, development

Op-ed in the State Journal April 19, 2019 by Anne Barth 2020 will be known forever as the Year of the Coronavirus Pandemic and the societal upheaval that followed. As scientists and researchers around the world race to produce faster testing kits and a vaccine, the invaluable role of scientific research is front and center. […]

February 4, 2020

Opportunity is Now!

Article by Anne Barth Bowles Rice: Views & Visions, January 2020 Edition As the adage goes, economic development is a team sport. To be successful in growing West Virginia’s economy requires cooperation among all stakeholders, including those in government, educational institutions, trade and business associations, philanthropy and community groups. At TechConnectWV, we are taking that […]