Tag - West Virginia

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Update- August 2022

Bridging Innovation Week 2023: Save the Date | April 17-21, Wheeling, WV Bridging Innovation Landing Page Help us spread the word! Promotional Graphics & Sample Language ASK: Share topic and speaker ideas with Tara and I. Entrepreneur Spotlight Contact Info: Gary Gini, The Instrument Lab | garygini@the-instrument-lab.com ASK: If you work directly with entrepreneurs, invite an entrepreneur to share...

FASTER WV: Boosting Entrepreneurship, Startups and Business Expansion

Are you aware that West Virginia lags far behind Appalachia, and the nation, in entrepreneurial and start-up activity? In fact, the Kauffman Foundation’s 2017 State Report found that WV ranked last in startup early job creation with a third as many jobs created as the leading state, and below the...

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Update July 2022

Bridging Innovation 2023 Announced! That's right! Bridging Innovation 2022 is coming to Wheeling next year! If you haven't heard of Bridging Innovation or were unable to make it last year, now is the time to get your event registered for 2023! Keep up to date with Bridging Innovation by checking in...

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...

Home Is Where the Opportunity Is

An all too common WV story I never wanted to leave West Virginia in the first place, I just knew that I had thus far been unsuccessful in finding my place in the world and had wondered if it might lie somewhere else. When a college friend in a similar situation...

Small Business Administration: A constant source of support for small business

Small businesses across the country have shown resilience and renewal the past 18 months during the pandemic. The word “pivot” has become a normal operating procedure for entrepreneurs as they continue working diligently to find their way through these trying times. One constant is the U.S. Small Business Administration’s dedication to...

Bringing back WV’s pioneering spirit!

George Washington was one of the early pioneers in West Virginia Watch out, America! The mountaineer state has a long history of entrepreneurship. After all, with such mountainous terrain, it took great perseverance and gumption to live, explore and develop the area. In the past several years, the state has looked at...

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Update August 2021

WV Secretary of State Update The Honorable Mac Warner, WV Secretary of State- mwarner@wvsos.com The Secretary thanked everyone  who works in the ecosystem for continuing to support the development of a thriving business climate in West Virginia where new ideas are always welcome and where entrepreneurs feel at home. He announced that West...

Welcome to WV BusinessLink

While there’s typically a celebration with public officials, banners, balloons, and a production made around the opening of large corporate offices across the country, most small business owners receive less attention when they are starting their enterprise. The small business process goes from an idea to conversations with family and...