WVU beefs up entrepreneurial support with space for B&E startup accelerator

West Virginia University’s array of programs to create, encourage and support entrepreneurship and the innovation economy in the state got a boost Friday as the Board of Governors approved $1.8 million to lease and renovate space for the College of Business and Economics Startup Engine, the University’s first startup accelerator program.

West Virginia Collegiate Business Plan Competition employs innovative Business Model Canvas to help students communicate business ideas

One of the most intriguing characteristics of Generation Z is that a substantial percentage wants to start their own businesses and hire workers. That characteristic has prompted the West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition to implement the Business Model Canvas in its academic year-long event, making it easier and more efficient for college students to communicate their business ideas.