West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem- September 2022 Update

Partnership Spotlight: 

Entrepreneur Spotlight Contact Info:

  • John Higginbotham, Vairoh,  [email protected]
  • ASK: If you work directly with entrepreneurs, invite an entrepreneur to share during an upcoming ecosystem call.

The West Virginia Statewide Business Plan Competitions are now open for entry! To learn more visit:

For questions, contact: [email protected]

Now Open – SBA Small Business Week Award Nominations for 2023 

For those interested in nominating or self-nominating you can visit sba.gov/nsbw to download forms, criteria, and guidelines for submitting nominations.

District level Small Business Week information is located at sba.gov/wv.

All nominations must be submitted electronically to the respective box.com accounts. The box accounts can be found at www.sba.gov/nsbw

If you have questions in the meantime, feel free to email Nikki at [email protected].

Bridging Innovation Week 2023:

Learn more about the Appalachian Social Enterprise Summit at https://coalfield-development.org/ 

Dates: Monday 10/3 and Tuesday 10/4 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/appalachian-social-enterprise-summit-tickets-371320358187?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Oct 11, WV Inventor Society in Morgantown


For questions on the Inventor’s Society, email  [email protected]

#YesWV Advocacy Program

Email Andy Malinoski:  [email protected] for an invitation

If you participate in the #YesWV effort – YOU get to submit content that is shared with the group and their networks. That means – you get to tell your story.

Shared Events/Opportunities: