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WVU’s LaunchLab is here to help students, faculty and staff develop and grow their own business ideas in entrepreneurship and innovation.

About LaunchLab

Intake Form

If you have an idea for a new company or product, turn it into a reality at the LaunchLab!  

Intake Form

the Team

Our Team believes that entrepreneurship and innovation are the keys to economic prosperity for our students, the region and the state, and we’re ready to unlock your potential.

 Meet the Team

There’s the pitch:

How business plan pitch competitions get young entrepreneurs in the game

It’s no secret that students with ideas for products or services can get help, and even funding, to bring their ideas to life.

Nora Myers is the director of the LaunchLab at WVU Tech. It’s a program that offers space, tools and resources that can help students get their big ideas off the drawing board and into the market.

Read about the pitch
Women's Pitch Competition in Morgantown  

Upcoming Student Pitches

Entering innovation pitch competitions offers several benefits. The practice helps build your confidence, while receiving valuable feedback from judges. They allow you to network giving you access to areas and people that can propel your idea further. You gain exposure, and it helps refine your idea.  

WVU LaunchLab hosts several innovation pitch competitions each year giving students the benefits of pitching and the opportunity to earn funding for their idea. 

LaunchLab Location and Hours:


Evansdale Crossing | Suite 413
Morgantown, WV 26506
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


109 Innovation Center
Beckley, WV
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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AlphaLab Gear
Deadline: February 6, 2018
e-teams VentureWell
Deadline: February 7, 2018
Rice Business Plan Competition
Deadline: February 9, 2018 
5:00 PM CST
Rice Business Plan Competition
Deadline: February 10, 2018 by 5:00 PM CST
TCU Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures
Deadline: February 28, 2018
2018 Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs
Deadline: March 2, 2018

INVENTURE$ Student Pitch Competition

Deadline: April 27, 2018
1ST 50K Startup Competition
Deadline: various dates—visit website
WVU Women’s Pitch
Deadline: Not open yet
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(left to right) Courtney Burgazli, Joshua Lonnes, Ashley Reece, Johnny McFadden, Andrew Wilson, Nima Shahabshahmir and Alison Sommer pitched their business/organization concepts to a panel of judges in the WVU LaunchLab
WVU LaunchLab helps Mountaineers realize business dreams
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