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Innovation. Design. Entrepreneurship. Applied.

By showcasing the vast network of resources and opportunities across the University, the IDEA Hub elevates an integrated web of WVU’S entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators who are applying entrepreneurship and innovation to solve problems and embrace change.  

Redefining Entrepreneurship and Innovation: A commitment to solving a problem

Students, Faculty, Staff, Community Members:
Are you committed to solving a problem? What's your idea? Start your journey here!

Success Stories

These panelists participated in our how to fund a startup panel.

WVU LaunchLab workshops to support entrepreneurs and innovators across campus

Students, faculty, staff and community members attended the discussions to hear firsthand from innovation experts, investors and entrepreneurs what they need to know to potentially move their ideas and discoveries into market. 

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The LaunchLab was nationally recognized for early successes.

WVU’s LaunchLab Network recognized on the global stage

The WVU LaunchLab was recognized on the global stage as an Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center at the Global Consortium for Entrepreneurship Center’s annual conference in Chicago, Illinois on Oct. 21.
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Carrie White has been named the assistant vice president of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Carrie White to lead WVU Idea Hub as assistant vice president for entrepreneurship and innovation

West Virginia University Provost Joyce McConnell announced today that the former director of the WVU LaunchLab, Carrie White, has been named assistant vice president for entrepreneurship and innovation at the University. White was selected to fill this open position following a national search.

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Nima ShahabShahmir is an innovator at WVU tech.

Bear Tracks Magazine highlights innovation across WVU Tech’s Campus

Nima ShahabShahmir is an information systems student at WVU Tech. Growing up in Tehran, Iran, he spent many of his formative years living with an ever-present reminder of humanity’s impact on the environment. As one of the most polluted cities on the planet, Tehran’s blanket of smog claims dozens of lives every day. 
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The IDEA Hub’s mission to infuse innovation and entrepreneurship across West Virginia University to help catalyze business growth, startups and investment opportunities directly aligns with West Virginia Forward’s efforts to grow the state’s innovation ecosystem.

Learn about West Virginia Forward.  


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