Connect with us at Bridging Innovation Week

What is Bridging Innovation Week?

Bridging Innovation Week is the state’s premier entrepreneurship event. The annual symposium advances entrepreneurship-led economic development by providing connection and education to business owners, current and prospective entrepreneurs, and entrepreneur serving organizations (ESOs) throughout West Virginia. Whether you’re just starting or looking to scale, this is the place to explore entrepreneurship opportunities in the Mountain State!

Our 2024 Line-Up

Over the course of the week, the West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem and various partners across the state will be hosting engaging events and opportunities for entrepreneurs, resource providers, and educators. 

Contact Information for Bridging Innovation Week

Bridging Innovation Week is an annual event of the West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem. For questions regarding Bridging Innovation Week 2025, contact Ecosystem Co-Chairs Amber Ravenscroft and Tara St. Clair. 

For the latest updates on Bridging Innovation Week, be sure to register and attend Monthly Ecosystem Meetings, held the third Tuesday of the month from 2-3pm EST. Registration is required. 

Join the West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem LinkedIn Group to stay connected and up to date on events and opportunities here:

Tara St. Clair and Amber Ravenscroft

Thanks from WVEE Co-Chairs

We want to convey our sincere thanks to all attendees of this year’s Bridging Innovation Week in Wheeling, West Virginia. Because of your participation, we were able to serve over 1,000 participants across 12 events that engaged hundreds of Ecosystem members. Additionally, the Ecosystem provided over $400,000 in technical assistance and funding to entrepreneurs and small business owners.

We are humbled by the extraordinary growth over the past few years. What started as a grassroots effort is now gaining momentum and driving significant change in West Virginia’s entrepreneurship landscape. We look forward to this continued progress as we collaborate and create future opportunities.

Thank you again for your support. We’ll see you in the eastern panhandle for Bridging Innovation Week 2025!

Check out our past Bridging Innovation Weeks


How To Get Involved

WV Entrepreneurship Ecosystem meetings are held virtually the second Tuesday of every month to increase coordination of events, opportunities, and resources around the state. The work brings together key providers to share best practices and inspire collaborations.

Entrepreneurial support organizations (ESOs), entrepreneurial educators, students, government representatives, current and prospective entrepreneurs, and more are invited to attend.

Registration is required via the button below.

Contact Co-chairs

Amber Ravenscroft – [email protected]
Tara St. Clair – [email protected]