West Virginia Hive Network

The WV Hive connects entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and expertise they need to grow successful companies in southern West Virginia.


The WV Hive is the entrepreneurial program of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority. The WV Hive’s mission is to help aspiring and existing business owners launch and grow successful businesses in West Virginia. The Hive provides on-on-one business advising, access to makerspace, technical assistance, and a wide network of resources to entrepreneurs and small business owners. The Hive is the administrator of Country Roads Angel Network (www.wvcran.com), a network of accredited investors developed to provide early-state capital to West Virginia startups. The Hive is based in Beckley, the Hive serves 13 counties – Fayette, Greenbrier, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Webster, and Wyoming County.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Forecast

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment Providers (Specialty)
  • Crowdfunding Preparation
  • Debt Funding Preparation
  • Equity Funding Preparation
  • Financial Statement and Cash Flow

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Industry Data

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • 3D Printing
  • CAD Design and Prototype
  • Commercialization


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General (Specialty)

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Entrepreneurship Services (Specialty)


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace
  • Office Space

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)


  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator (Specialty)
  • Co Working
  • Maker Space
  • Incubator (Specialty)

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events
Contact Information
Sandy Olinga
205 S Kanawha Street
Beckley, WV 25801