WVU celebrates explosion of innovation and entrepreneurship at second annual Demo Day

At West Virginia University, students, faculty and staff are charged with pursuing world-changing discoveries, innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges, academic engagement and excellence, and they are responding to the call. WVU’s second annual Demo Day (April 25) is an example in living color of the University-wide commitment to cultivating a robust and dynamic culture of innovation, entrepreneurship and design.

WVU, Marshall, Morgantown High and Buckhannon-Upshur students capture grand prizes in statewide business plan competitions

This year’s winning business ideas in the West Virginia Collegiate and High School Business Plan Competitions are a sign of the times: STEM learning, food and gaming. Three collegiate and two high school teams are a step closer to their entrepreneurial dreams, as entries from West Virginia University, Marshall University, Morgantown High School and Buckhannon-Upshur High School captured the grand prizes in the competitions April 12.

West Virginia Statewide Business Plan Competition gives young entrepreneurial talent a platform to make innovative ideas a reality

Collegiate entrepreneurs have lived and learned through an academic year full of new and valuable experiences in the 13th annual West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition. The competition’s concluding event will be held April 12, a day full of opportunities ranging from making final presentations that could result in one of three grand prizes worth $10,000 to words of encouragement about their potential in the global business landscape.

WVU Extension Service plants the seed for budding entrepreneur’s innovative microgreen business

Jordon Masters, founder of Micro Genesis, has spent the last two-and-a-half years prototyping equipment, developing a custom network of sensor technology and building his own software tools, all to help him – and eventually other small producers – quickly and consistently grow a variety of unique, petite leafy crops year-round, including microgreens, baby greens, herbs and newly added, romaine lettuce.

WVU Women’s Business Center hires new director

Vicki Greene has been appointed director of the West Virginia University Women’s Business Center, to assist entrepreneurs across the state in all stages of business development, with a special focus on women-owned and managed businesses.