Register for Bridging Innovation Week 2024

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!

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities:

Bridging Innovation Week is actively seeking sponsors and exhibitors for the 2024 event. This is an excellent opportunity for your organization to showcase the contributions you provide to the state’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. To view sponsorship levels and further information, download our sponsorship package below.

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. 

Monday, April 8

Pre-Conference Workshops | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Tuesday, April 9

The West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference

Mountain Health Arena Expo Center | 9:00 AM – 4:00 P.M. EST | Open to the Public, $25 Registration Fee

The WV Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference is the state’s premier professional learning and networking opportunity for entrepreneurs, resource providers, and/or public, private, and government entities supporting entrepreneurs.

The one-day event features compelling keynotes, engaging panels, hands-on workshops, and extensive networking opportunities for attendees. 

Who should attend?

  • Current and prospective entrepreneurs
  • Small business owners
  • Entrepreneurial support organizations (ESOs)
  • Government representatives
  • Educators and students

Pitch Competitions | 4:00 – 6:00 PM EST | Private Reception & Awards Ceremony

Final Competition

IgniteWV will host its final round of competition with finalists competing for over $100,000 in technical assistance funds and potential investments. 


Wednesday, April 10

Entrepreneurship Education Day | 9:00 AM – 2:00 P.M. EST | Closed to the Public – WV Students and Educators Only

This hands-on learning opportunity for high school students allows them to experience entrepreneurship and innovation through activities and inspiring speakers. 


Thursday, April 11

Open for opportunities! 


Friday, April 12

Open for opportunities! 

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 2024, 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: