What is Bridging Innovation Week?
Bridging Innovation Week is a series of events that takes place each year in April within the Mountain State.
The week brings together various events that promote and foster entrepreneurship and engage a variety of stakeholders including current and prospective entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial support organizations, ecosystem builders, educators and students, and government representatives.
Attendees can and are encouraged to participate in educational workshops and conferences, networking events, and showcases and competitions.
The annual event elevates and advocates for statewide collaboration and connection to advance West Virginia’s entrepreneurial economy.
Bridging Innovation Week is the state’s premier entrepreneurship event. The five-day annual symposium provides promotional, educational, and business development opportunities for business owners, current and prospective entrepreneurs, and entrepreneur serving organizations (ESOs) throughout West Virginia.
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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 $200,000 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 Huntington for Bridging Innovation Week 2024!
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We value your input!
The Ecosystem is seeking your feedback on the overall Bridging Innovation Week 2023 program, as well as Ecosystem-led events including the WV Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference and Competition Day. The survey will take <10 minutes to complete. Results will be used to inform planning and preparation for BIW 2024 in Huntington, WV!
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.