Tag - Entrepreneur

Looking back on National Small Business Week 2022

West Virginia small businesses know a thing or two about “Building a Better America through Entrepreneurship", as nearly 99 percent of businesses in the Mountain State are considered small and they employ nearly half of the private sector workforce. Therefore it was fitting the U.S. Small Business Administration to choose...

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Update June 2022

Spotlight Programs: Lauren Prinzo Community & Economic Development Specialist WVU Extension Service Equity in Entrepreneurship Findings Update and Discussion West Virginia University is conducting in-person strategic planning meetings across West Virginia as part of an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) POWER Technical Assistance grant aimed at expanding entrepreneurship opportunities for rural and low-income youth. The next round...

West Virginia inventors to gather June 16

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University invites all Mountain State inventors, aspiring inventors and those who are just curious – as well as service providers – to gather June 16 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the University of Charleston Innovation Center for the next meeting...

Generation WV’s NewForce and Fellowship Programs Support Talent Development, Retention

A Rapid Decline As we think about the future of our state, what does a vibrant West Virginia look like? We may all have varying answers, but one thing is certain – we can’t achieve it without thinking about the next generation. Unfortunately, West Virginia has the highest rate of population...

WV Women’s Business Center Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Join the WV WBC for our consolidated Grand Opening, as we officially cut the ribbon at Slack Plaza in Charleston, WV. With offices in Charleston, Morgantown, Fairmont and a new office opening soon in downtown Huntington, the WV WBC invites you to celebrate our support of women and minority-owned small...

Strategic Planning Meetings: Expansion of Youth Entrepreneurship Opportunities

West Virginia University is conducting in-person strategic planning meetings across West Virginia as part of an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) POWER Technical Assistance grant aimed at expanding entrepreneurship opportunities for rural and low-income youth. The project team will host two meetings in the Spring of 2022. Each participant has the opportunity...

Strategic Planning Meetings: Expansion of Youth Entrepreneurship Opportunities

West Virginia University is conducting in-person strategic planning meetings across West Virginia as part of an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) POWER Technical Assistance grant aimed at expanding entrepreneurship opportunities for rural and low-income youth. The project team will host two meetings in the Spring of 2022. Each participant has the opportunity...

The Arts and Entrepreneurship

How do you define an Entrepreneur? If you refer back to 18th century France, you might define an entrepreneur as “a maker.” In fact, many believe that the term comes from the phrase “celui qui entreprend” or “one who gets things done”. Others say that entrepreneurs are people who fall in...

West Virginia Inventors Society Kickoff Event

Inventors from across the Mountain State will gather this spring in South Charleston for an inaugural meeting of the minds. The West Virginia Inventors Society (WVIS) will launch April 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park. The brainchild of businessmen and entrepreneurs Linwood Hamilton...