WVU takes its Land Grant mission very seriously, and as a result, the University has a number of resources to help individual members of the communities start and grow businesses, as well as assist communities with future development.
Vision – To educate WV secondary and higher education students, faculty, and staff to successfully identify and navigate entrepreneurial opportunities.
Mission – To promote entrepreneurial education, community engagement, and economic development in our community and state.
For high school students currently in the ninth through eleventh grades. These young innovators will learn how to create a scalable business model based on market feedback and then have the opportunity to pitch and start their business.
WVU Small Farms Center -strives to help farmers increase their bottom line. The Center hosts conferences and provides expert assistance to farmers.
Annie’s Project - is a localized approach to empowering women in agriculture through training, resources and networking.
West Virginia Agritourism Initiative- provides training for aspiring and beginning agritourism operators.
Offers free public access to grant maker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, and online research tools to located grants and funding opportunities.
Help WV businesses improve competitiveness in local and global markets through operational support, innovation and growth, sustainability and organizational assistance.
Offers Patent & Trademark across the state. Primarily assist in learning how to conduct a patent or trademark search.
Provides training and business coaching specifically designed for women. The WBC is open to students, faculty and staff and members of the community.