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December 13, 2016

Forum paves way for location of company in Huntington

  The Huntington Herald-Dispatch December 11, 2016 Andrew Zulauf, Michele O’Connor, and Jordan Lavender  The West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust (WVJIT) is a public venture capital fund created to develop, promote and expand West Virginia’s economy by making investment funds available to eligible businesses. We take our charge seriously and work daily to grow jobs […]

September 5, 2016

STEM job survey results may be surprising to some

West Virginia Metronews By Chris Lawrence in News | September 05, 2016  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — New survey results indicate more West Virginians work in STEM-related fields than some might believe.

August 26, 2016

TechConnect West Virginia announces program for state businesses, entrepreneurs

7 News, WTRF-TV Business opportunities within the Mountain State are about to be scaled up.

August 25, 2016

New Program for West Virginia Businesses and Entrepreneurs Announced

NEWS RELEASE August 25, 2016 Contact:  Anne Barth,, (304) 444-2918 Charleston, W.Va. – TechConnect West Virginia, a nonprofit coalition committed to growing West Virginia’s technology-based economy, has announced a new program designed to help West Virginia companies pursue business opportunities with the federal government through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business […]

October 14, 2015

Grant will allow TechConnect to help innovators

By Angelee Wiley, Times West Virginian FAIRMONT — A West Virginia company dedicated to diversifying the economy in West Virginia has received a grant that will benefit entrepreneurs from around the state, including Marion County. TechConnect has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). The grant will be used to create innovation, […]

May 26, 2015

Entrepreneurs learn about small business grants

The Exponent Telegram Posted May 15, 2015 by Jim Davis STAFF WRITER FAIRMONT — Tomorrow’s Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs had the opportunity Thursday to learn about seed funding available to help launch their ideas. The U.S. Small Business Administration SBIR Road Tour came to the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center at Fairmont’s I-79 Technology […]

May 26, 2015

SBIR: Turning innovation into commercial product

The Times West Virginian Posted May 15, 2015 By Angelee Wiley Times West Virginian WHITE HALL — Brian Joseph always had a dream of owning his own research company. So right out of college, he started his own business. He can recall a time when he was visiting a company in California and asked one […]

April 14, 2015

eTouchSciences   Fifteen years ago, Dr. Marjorie Darrah began working on ways to make it more exciting for students to learn science and math.  By using the technology of haptics to add the sense of touch to math and science lessons, she reasoned that student learning would not only be more productive, but also more […]

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 […]

April 2, 2014

Officials Commemorate Business Incubator Launch

Charleston Daily Mail Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by Jared Hunt, Business editor CHARLESTON, W.VA. — State officials and executives from area chemical companies and industry organizations gathered at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston to commemorate the launch of the nation’s first business incubator focused solely on chemical-based technologies. Dubbed “ChemCeption,” the new […]