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.

Career Army officer appointed as director of WVU Office Veterans Affairs

Parkersburg native Jerry Wood has been tapped to lead the West Virginia University Office of Veterans Affairs, effective this month. As part of a recently announced reorganization, the this office now reports to the Office of the Provost, which conducted a national search for Wood’s position.

Campus Read brings Smithsonian Exhibit to WVU

The WVU Campus Read has partnered with the Department of Biology to bring an exhibit called Outbreak! Epidemics in a Connected World to campus from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.

WVU LaunchLab’s Welcome Back Pitch & Showcase competition focused on how students can move WV Forward

The West Virginia University LaunchLab kicked off the 2018 Fall semester with its first Welcome Back Pitch & Showcase. Participating students presented a two-minute pop-up pitch, highlighting a problem and solution that apply to one of West Virginia Forward’s three main areas of focus: business, education or human capital. Students’ pitches included specific ideas on how we can bring more manufacturing jobs to the state, advance educational opportunities to students to retain talent in West Virginia – particularly among underrepresented populations – and create more jobs.