What Do We Do?

Accelerating Innovation & Generating 21st Century Jobs with Education, Commercialization, and Investment Assistance for Early Stage Entrepreneurs

Step 1: Awareness and Education/Pipeline Development

TechConnectWV - will undertake education and awareness activities. These events will reach influencers and innovators, creating a rich pipeline of entrepreneurs and small businesses seeking start-up growth opportunities:

Step 2: Commercialization

INNOVA - will provide assistance in moving an entrepreneur from concept, business development, product/service design and market introduction through the provision of grants and access to statewide, regional and national providers.

Step 3: Early Stage Investment

West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust – will create an impact fund, accessing new sources of funding and collaboration among lenders providing additional critically necessary early stage financing to start-ups.

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