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June 12, 2018

Regional entrepreneurs receive training on angel investors

by John Mark Shaver STAFF WRITER June 6, 2018 The Exponent-Telegram FAIRMONT — Hoping to attract new capital to West Virginia, TechConnect West Virginia held a seminar Wednesday morning to help regional entrepreneurs and companies strengthen their investment pitches. The workshop was held at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center as part of TechConnect’s NextUp […]

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 […]

May 20, 2014

TechConnect helping WV firms achieve success

Four West Virginia firms were singled out by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin as part of National Small Business Week, and TechConnect is proud to have assisted all of them. Some have also been supported by RCBI, the WV Small Business Development Center, the INNOVA Commercialization Group, and other members of TechConnect.  Both RockyBrook Sinkers and […]

February 25, 2014

Chemical Alliance Zone awards three business grants

Article in The Charleston Gazette, Feb. 18, 2014   Water treatment tech company gets $20,000 By Caitlin Cook CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Chemical Alliance Zone has awarded three grants totaling more than $53,000, including one for a portable water filtration pilot unit. The grants were award to Liberty Hydro, Vandalia Research and Keen Process Technologies through the […]

February 25, 2014

Chemical group awards three grants

Article in the Charleston Daily Mail, February 18, 2014 by Jared Hunt, Daily Mail Business Editor The Chemical Alliance Zone’s Chemicals and Materials Commercialization Fund has awarded grants totaling more than $53,000 to three West Virginia-based companies. The grants are designed to help the companies bring new technologies and products to market. Funds are provided through […]

February 18, 2014

Grants will support commercialization efforts of West Virginia startups and entrepreneurs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Contact:  Kevin DiGregorio, Executive Director, Chemical Alliance Zone, Commercialization Fund to Assist 3 Companies SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Chemical Alliance Zone’s Chemicals and Materials (CAM) Commercialization Fund has awarded grants to three West Virginia-based companies to help bring new technologies to market. Liberty Hydro Inc. was awarded […]

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 […]

January 20, 2014

Grant awarded to local partnership to develop hydroponic education approach to Appalachia food needs

For Immediate Release 1/15/2014 Contact:  Jack Carpenter (304) 234 6630   WJU Appalachian Institute teams with Wheeling’s PLANTS LLC A partnership between a new Wheeling company and Wheeling Jesuit University’s Appalachian Institute focused on using hydroponics education to answer food needs of the Appalachian region has received a boost in the form of a […]

December 12, 2013

The WV Capital Access Program: A Model Funding Program to Grow and Retain Jobs

Column in the Charleston Daily Mail, December 12, 2013 By Anne Barth, Executive Director, TechConnectWV In West Virginia, and indeed much of the “flyover’ part of the country, the lack of access to risk and investment capital poses a major hurdle for inventors, entrepreneurs and small businesses, and TechConnect sees it every day.  Much of […]

December 5, 2013

Brookings Report on Universities and Tech Transfer

The Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings released a report last month entitled “University Start-Ups: Critical for Improving Technology Transfer.”  Author Walter D. Valdivia examines models of tech transfer within universities and how they support the entrepreneurial efforts of faculty. The report notes that by using resources to support entrepreneurial faculty, introducing career incentives, and […]