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.

How to get started

Get in touch with us and we’ll walk you through all the steps you’ll need to startup your own, well … startup.

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Podcasts, articles, discussions … oh my!

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Events

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.

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