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March 2, 2015

Charleston Area Alliance Announces Local SBIR Phase Zero Program for Kanawha County Businesses

The Charleston Area Alliance (CAA) is pleased to announce that a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) “Phase Zero” pilot program will be offered this spring. The program will provide funding to help research-intensive small businesses in Kanawha County apply for research funding through the federal SBIR program. Matt Ballard, president of the Charleston Area Alliance, says “this is […]

May 23, 2014

GROW Now Accepting Applications for Next Class

The Charleston Area Alliance will plant the seeds of success for up to 20 budding area businesses through GROW, an initiative designed to foster entrepreneurship in the Kanawha Valley.  GROW is a six-month entrepreneurial bootcamp that features education sessions, business coaching and entrepreneur community building. The program, now recruiting for its third class, supports entrepreneurs who […]

February 4, 2014

10 Trends Shaping West Virginia’s Tech Future

Column in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, January 5, 2014 by Anne Barth, Executive Director of TechConnectWV As we start a new year, it is a good time to reflect on the progress that has been made and where our opportunities may lie in the future.  On behalf of TechConnect West Virginia and all our partners, I […]

August 4, 2013

Charleston Area Alliance Hosts Educator|Industry Institute

Educators from the Kanawha Valley met recently with leaders in innovation and industry as part of the Charleston Area Alliance’s (CAA) second annual Educator | Industry Institute (E|II).  Designed to fill a gap recognized by the CAA between classroom and industry, the E|II provides an opportunity for teachers to learn firsthand about the education, skills […]