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.
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!
March 2021 Venture Fair
The March 2021 Venture Fair was held virtually over two days. Below are the videos and PowerPoint presentations. Day One: What It Takes to Launch, and How to Be an[...]Read More
Facilitating the Growth of WV’s Innovation Economy
“Innovation, ideas, and talent are equally distributed, but opportunity is not.” That maxim underlies the rationale for the formation of 3 Steps to StartUp – West Virginia’s first truly integrated,[...]Read More
Morgantown Biotech Accepted Into Prestigious UC Berkeley SkyDeck Accelerator Program
“This is a major step forward for our company and a validation of our syGlass system, which is a technology that allows massive images to be viewed in high-res virtual reality,” said Michael Morehead, Chief Executive Officer of IstoVisio.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.