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March 26, 2014

Entrepreneurial Support Programs Provide Investment to Enable Growth of Mighty Tykes™

Product Fills the Gap for Early Intervention Market Innovators can come from all walks of life, and West Virginia’s newest innovator calls herself a  “momtrepreneur.” Berkeley Springs, West Virginia resident Isabella Yosuico has developed an invention that will aid kids aged six months to three-years old. Designed with input from physical and occupational therapists, Mighty Tykes™ […]

February 14, 2014

House of Delegates Listening Tour on Small Business Kicks Off in Clarksburg

The House of Delegates kicked off its 10-city listening tour to advance small business and entrepreneurship across the State last evening in Clarksburg.  An overflow crowd packed the Caperton Center to talk about solutions and celebrate successes in the region. House Speaker Tim Miley was joined by fellow Delegates who serve on the newly formed […]

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 […]

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 […]

July 26, 2013

INNOVA, WVJIT Featured In WV Edge magazine

Guy Peduto with the INNOVA Commercialization Group and the West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust are featured in the latest edition (page 48) of the WV Department of Commerce’s WV Edge magazine. Read how INNOVA’s work is helping entrepreneurs achieve commercial success here.Preview

May 6, 2013

West Virginia Credits Small Business Loan Program With Preserving More Than 300 Jobs

Since it launched in January 2012, the West Virginia Capital Access Program (WVCAP) has preserved more than 300 jobs and created the potential for 278 new jobs in the state. That conclusion was presented during April’s legislative session to the West Virginia Senate Economic Development Committee. The progress report was presented by state’s venture capital […]