James Rumsey Technical Institute

A student and community entrepreneurship center available to students and alumni of James Rumsey Technical Institute and all residents of Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan Counties. An Initiative of the WV Entrepreneurship Education Collaborative.


The JRTI Company Lab is a student and community entrepreneurship center spearheaded by the WV Entrepreneurship Education Collaborative which includes representatives from the West Virginia Department of Education, Marshall University Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, WVU Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the EdVenture Group.

Our goal is simple… to be a place where inspired entrepreneurs can work to achieve their goals of business start-up or growth.

We have a 21st century, dedicated classroom that features: wifi and wired internet service, six workstations with all-in-one desktop computers, laser jet printer, 48″ smart board, 85″ television, a WeCreate laser engraver/cutting machine, Cricut, board room style table/area, seating for up to 20 students, a podcast room complete with Shure microphones and Rode audio board, and a refreshment station. Our instructors are experienced small business owners who bring real-world examples and perspective to the classroom. Workshops, webinars, and individualized one-on-one business assistance and education opportunities are provided at no-cost to JRTI alumni, current students and all residents of the Eastern Panhandle (Berkeley, Jefferson & Morgan Counties). Cohort based classes are sometimes offered with a tuition requirement. Any interested person can submit an Entrepreneur Application and one of our instructors will contact you personally within 24-48 business hours to begin the conversation. Our mission is “To be the place where your business idea becomes a reality!”

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Training
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Entrepreneurship Services


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes


  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Contact Information
Betsy Heath
3274 Hedgesville Road
Martinsburg, WV 25403
(304) 754-7925 Ext: 40520