TechConnect compiles statewide listing of business incubators and accelerators
TechConnect West Virginia has developed a comprehensive listing of active business incubators and accelerators located throughout West Virginia.
“Personal, hands-on assistance for starting or growing a business in the Mountain State can be secured through at least 23 incubators and accelerators across the state”, said Anne Barth, executive director of TechConnect West Virginia. “For entrepreneurs and those interested in help with their business, this document is a great resource”.
Barth said the assistance centers can be found in Athens, Beckley, Bluefield, Buckhannon, Charleston, Elkins, Fairmont, Huntington, Madison, Morgantown, Shepherdstown, South Charleston and Wardensville.
While each facility is different, the types of services typically offered by incubators may include a combination of shared space and equipment, idea and prototype development, coaching, support for protection of intellectual property, and other technical assistance, Barth said. Accelerators typically offer an intense, compressed learning experience in a cohort model that focuses on education, mentoring and financing