Awareness and Education/Pipeline DevelopmentTechConnectWV 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.
CommercializationINNOVA 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.
Early Stage InvestmentWest 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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Podcasts, articles, discussions … oh my!
Going Back to School with 3 Steps to Start Up
One of 3 Steps’ “steps” to startup is Awareness and Education, which makes “back to school” time especially resonate with us. Our mission to support West Virginia entrepreneurs and startups[...]Read More
What’s in a Headline? The Importance of Effective Communication
National Emoji Day is this month, on July 17th. Emojis have an interesting history, dating back to 1990s chat rooms. By 1999, the characters put together to express emotions in[...]Read More
Made in America: Homegrown Businesses
Part of our mission at 3 Steps to Startup is to let the talents and innovation of West Virginians shine. We have real local pride in the businesses we help[...]Read More
There is no definition of entrepreneurial spirit greater than a handshake, a smile, and a clap on the back. While the world may be virtual right now, we are still active in our communities and in our circles. We are still able to lend a hand. We are still able to tell a friend, "You will make it. Your vision is inspired. You are ready."
Master Class Series
Ok, we’ve got some pretty rad people. They are experts at bringing new products and ideas to market. Y’know that old adage that “those who can’t do, teach”? Yeah, that doesn’t apply here. Our team of professionals have brought hundreds of products to the public, and are willing to share this knowledge with you. You have literally nothing to lose and everything to gain.