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WVU LaunchLab hosts inaugural Women’s Pitch Competition

West Virginia University’s  LaunchLab Network hosted its first Women’s Pitch Competition on Oct. 26 to encourage female students to push the limits of their entrepreneurial ideas, develop products and business models and showcase the results in a tightly-timed presentation to a panel of judges. 

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WVU LaunchLab Network awarded grant to boost business, entrepreneurship

West Virginia University’s  LaunchLab Network has been awarded nearly $750,000 from the United States Economic Development Administration to provide the resources to stimulate business ventures and help transform the state’s economy.

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Start Up Business Strikes Partnership with WVU

After four years of research, a company developing a product to reduce recoil from firearms strikes a major partnership with West Virginia University.  WBOY learns more on how that partnership led...

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Women's Business Center at WVU Assisting, Creating Entrepreneurs  

“Our center will provide services to entrepreneurs in the local community who are primarily women,” said Director Andrea McCardle. “Our services include training on business development, individual coaching to help foster and create new businesses, and product development.”

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WVU student team wins third place, $2,000 in national pitch contest

Three students proved last week that West Virginia University is a national leader in entrepreneurship and innovation at the 4th Annual PitchTexas Competition, hosted by the University of Texas McCombs School of Business and Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship.

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First-year student wins Entrepreneur Pitch Contest

First-year engineering student William Keefe from Collegeville, Pennsylvania, won first place in the Entrepreneur Pitch Contest hosted by  West Virginia University’s  LaunchLab.

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WVU to host Governor's School of Entrepreneurship in 2017 and 2018

Enterprising state high school students can apply for a summer stint at West Virginia University in the Governor’s School of Entrepreneurship, which begins July 5.

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Women's Business Center in open for business

Entrepreneurs from the community now have a resource at  West Virginia University to guide them through the process of starting their own business. The WVU Women’s Business Center offers services including one-on-one counseling, networking events, training workshops and technical assistance on topics including business fundamentals, financial management, marketing and procurement.

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Future Fungi Finds Success at Common Grounds Competition

We’d like to introduce January’s  Common Grounds winner, Nima Shahab Shahmir. As a result, Nima was also the recipient of Tech Connects $500 pitch prize! Nima is a WVU Tech student majoring in Computer Science, at the Beckley Campus. He is the first student participant going through the Beckley “Launch Lab” and the first winner of the prize that is sponsored by Tech Connect.

New River Gorge Regional Development Authority 
Jan 13, 2017 |   Recent Announcements

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WVU students present to interim Agriculture and Rural Development Committee in Charleston

The University’s commitment to building the state economy was on display in Charleston last week, when Assistant Vice President Mindy Walls briefed a joint House and Senate committee on WVU's growing entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem. Walls then turned the presentation over to recent WVU grads and young entrepreneurs, Jordon Masters and Emily Wells, both from the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, and Micha Allen of the College of Business and Economics. All three students worked with the WVU LaunchLab to develop award-winning business concepts relevant to the agricultural industry. They shared their visionary ideas and plans with the Committee.

Women seek to aid all entrepreneurs

ALEX LANG  The Dominion Post 
MORGANTOWN — WVU celebrated the opening of a Women’s Business Center with a ceremony Feb. 9, 2017

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