West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Update November 2021

Program Spotlight for November

Tamarack Foundation for the Arts

Spotlight Program:

Domenica Queen   Programming & Operations Director, [email protected]

Tamarack Foundation for the Arts helps to grow West Virginia’s creative economy by providing essential programs that equip Mountain State artists and creative entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to succeed and thrive in the place they call home.  These opportunities include artist fellowships and visibility, community & access to professional development resources helpful to artists at any stage of their career through the WV Creative Network program.    https://tamarackfoundation.org/


Sarah Riley Executive Director, High Rocks [email protected]

High Rocks Educational Corporation is a global model for leadership development and transformational education for young people in Appalachia. Learning from our work with teen girls, we craft transformational experiences for young people that move them significantly and irrevocably forward in life. Our goal is to combat the root causes of poverty and apathy at their core, and we believe that the most effective way to do that is to invest in young people.   https://highrocks.org/


Bridging Innovation Week of April 4-8, 2022-Tara St. Clair, WVU Encova- [email protected]

The first weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship in the Mountain State will be held in April, 2022 in Charleston, WV.


WVEE Meetings Moving after December Meeting

New Zoom link will be sent after December meeting of WVEE


Moment of Remembrance for Guy Peduto

Peduto Obituary https://obituaries.timeswv.com/obituary/guy-peduto-iii-1083672987 

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to honor Guy’s memory through a scholarship; contributions can be made to “The Guy A. Peduto Entrepreneurship Start-Up Scholarship Fund” at Morgan Stanley, 500 Lee Street East, Laidley Tower Suite 300, Charleston, WV 25301. Additional contribution opportunities include Greater Love Family Outreach Ministries/Pastor Junius Lewis, P.O. Box 1181, Morgantown, WV 26507, or Central United Methodist Church, 301 Fairmont Avenue, Fairmont, WV 26554


Reminders and System Updates:

Check out this month’s events from the Ecosystem at: https://wvbusinesslink.com/events/

Tri-State Makes Festival-Deacon Stone [email protected] https://www.rcbi.org/makesfest2021/?fbclid=IwAR3LGuAPoUvMwwrFFgw8G18LZxEAQU8xKJhkXvsvEiyZ913Vav4o17ZnF-c

Other news from around the state


Next Meeting December 14, 2021 2:00 p.m.  Register HERE for future meetings.

or watch the full video below.

WV Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Meeting November 2021