West Virginia Entrepreneurship Update July 2021

Program Spotlight for July

Goldman Sachs 10,0000 Small Businesses

Sonia Moin, Senior Director, ICIC, [email protected]
Dr. Lorena Chambers, CEO of Chambers Lopez Strategies LLC
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) drives inclusive economic prosperity in under resourced communities through innovative research and programs to create jobs, income, and wealth for local residents. As the Senior Director at ICIC, Sonia manages the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) and Santander’s Cultivate Small Business programs. Presenting with Ms. Moin will be Dr. Lorena Chambers. A graduate of the 10KSB, Dr. Chambers is the only Latina — and one of only two women — to have produced broadcast commercials for a U.S. presidential campaign.


Global Entrepreneur Week

In 2021, Global Entrepreneurship Week will be held  November 8-14.   Anne Jones and Carrie White at West Virginia University are looking to put together a state team to promote activities in the Mountain State.

West Virginia Women’s Business Center Update

Nora T. Myers ([email protected]) provided an update on progress at the Women’s Business Center.  The center is now fully operational with centers in Charleston and Fairmont.
They currently have two positions posted:
Program Manager 
Marketing/Social Media Specialist

WV BusinessLink Kickoff Event-Update

Bill Woodrum
The WV BusinessLink Soft launch will occur during the August 2021 WV Entrepreneurship Ecosystem meeting.
The are currently 101 resource partners registered.

Next Meeting August 10, 2021 2:00 p.m.  Register HERE for future meetings.

or watch the full video below.

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem July 2021