Tag - entrepreneurship ecosystem

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...

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...

Bridging Innovation Week

This series of events will bring together various meetings and competitions from across the state that are promoting and fostering entrepreneurship in West Virginia.  These efforts will range from supporting elementary to college students and community members in their pursuit of becoming entrepreneurs to creating more opportunities in West Virginia...

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Update March 2022

 Spotlight Program: Awesta Sarkash Government Affairs Director Small Business Majority asarkash@smallbusinessmajority.org Awesta Sarkash, Government Affairs Director for Small Business Majority, will join to share more information about the organization and their work. Small Business Majority is a national small business organization that empowers America's diverse entrepreneurs to build a thriving and equitable economy....

Bridging Innovation: WV Entrepreneurship’s Coming Out Party!

Starting in the summer of 2019, the West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem began to plan for a large convening of the group in what would be the first ever WV Entrepreneurship Conference. Sponsors were engaged, speakers were found, the location was secured, and planning was going well. The organizing committee was...

National Entrepreneurship Week at Vantage Ventures

We invite you come on over to Vantage Ventures to celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week, Feb. 14th – 18th, with us. Our team will be hosting tours of Vantage Ventures on Monday (14th), Wednesday (16th) and Friday (18th) from 9:00am - 11:00am. Please email us at vantage@mail.wvu.edu to reserve a time. On Tues.,...

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Update February 2022

 Spotlight Program: Mary Hott Innovation-Technology Program Manager West Virginia Small Business Development Center mary.e.hott@wv.gov  The West Virginia Small Business Development Center Innovation-Technology (In-Tech) program was designed to provide no-cost, one-on-one assistance to introduce inventors and technology-based entrepreneurs to key commercialization issues such as intellectual property, alternative finance, prototyping and feasibility. The WV SBDC assists...

Five Days to Engage: National Entrepreneurship Week 2022

National Entrepreneurship Week is a congressionally chartered, annual initiative that takes place the third week of February. A network of stakeholders, including entrepreneurial educators, ecosystem builders, and most importantly – individual entrepreneurs, come together to share resources, learn from each other, and share their support for America’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.   This year’s...

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Update January 2022

  Spotlight Program for January: National Entrepreneurship Week 2022-February 12-19, 2022 Amber Ravenscroft, The EdVenture Group aravenscroft@edvgroup.org    National Entrepreneurship Week is a non-partisan, congressionally chartered initiative founded in 2006 that takes place the third week of February annually. Every year, NatlEshipWeek hosts a series of planned events and helps cross promote partner events...

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Update December 2021

Program Spotlight for December Downtown Appalachia: Revitalizing Recreational Economies (DARRE) Stephanie Tyree, Executive Director, WV Community Development Hub  s.tyree@wvhub.org Ray Moeller, Economic Redevelopment Specialist, WVU Northern Brownfields Assistance Center Raymond.Moeller@mail.wvu.edu  DARRE is a three-year program partnership between the WV Community Development Hub, WV Northern Brownfields Assistance Center, Woodlands Development & Lending, and Partner...