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November 10, 2017

Coding & Cyber Summit focuses on need to fill tech jobs in W.Va.

By Carrie Hodousek in News | October 12, 2017 at 6:09PM  SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Huntington software development company executive says the firm is looking to close the skills gap when it comes to hiring people for technology and coding jobs in West Virginia. “We’re hiring a lot of talent right out of school — out of four year […]

November 3, 2017

W.Va. high-tech economy continues to grow along with need for more software skills

By: Anne Barth     October 30, 2017 As technology becomes more embedded in our daily lives, one thing remains certain: technology has changed the way many of us work, and more changes will continue in the coming decade. Already, technology has automated many traditional blue collar industries and similar advancements are quickly spreading to the […]

March 6, 2017

TechConnect’s ScaleUp Boosts Economy, One Innovation at a Time

  The State Journal March 5, 2017 By: John Dahlia   The journey from idea to concept to prototype to market can be riddled with obstacles specifically designed to prevent success. But a relatively new statewide initiative called ScaleUp West Virginia has quietly been giving homegrown innovators what they need to take their dreams […]

March 6, 2017

How we are driving coding workforce for WV’s future

  Op-ed in The Charleston Gazette-Mail March 5, 2017 By: Anne Barth   Much has been written about the future of work, but many questions remain unanswered. Will robots and machine learning replace a majority of workers across a multitude of sectors in the next decades? How will artificial intelligence replace humans across a […]

October 2, 2015

TechConnect West Virginia awarded $500,000 in grant funds to boost innovation and entrepreneurship in the Mountain State

State Journal, October 2, 2015 TechConnect West Virginia has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to “spur innovation and entrepreneurship, long-term competitiveness and job creation across West Virginia.” TechConnect’s mission is to diversify West Virginia’s economy through innovations in advanced energy, chemicals and advanced materials, biometrics, biotechnology and advanced manufacturing. […]

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 […]