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The Morris L. Hayhurst LaunchLab offers hands-on idea development support, education, mentorship, resources and connections to help advance entrepreneurs. To start, fill out our intake form. 

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Who We Are

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

About LaunchLab

Meet with Us

If you have an idea for a new company or product, turn it into a reality at the LaunchLab! For details on filling out the Intake form view our FAQs page. 

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Meet 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


LaunchLab magazine cover. Anne Jones and Adam Payne staring a computer with colorful text that reads "LAUNCH"

Read LAUNCH: Issue 1 

The LaunchLab has released its first ever magazine, LAUNCH! This quick-read magazine is chock full of details about what the LaunchLab is, what we do and who we have helped. This collaborative publication is a culmination of writing, design, and photography by the LaunchLab student team. Read stories about some of our current client successes, how the arts are infused into innovation and what some of our alumni are up to now. 

LAUNCH: Issue 1

Featured News

Tino Kayafas pitching in the 2022 March Idea Challenge

WVU LaunchLab's jam-packed semester in review

It has been another fantastic year of innovation and inspiration here at the Morris L. Hayhurst LaunchLab. The LaunchLab is an applied innovation center that  serves the students of West Virginia University with their creative endeavors...  

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Students in a greenhouse for the 2022 Impact Challenge

West Virginia student innovators left an impact on the state in Impact Challenge Weekend

On March 3-5, 2022, the WVU Morris L. Hayhurst LaunchLab in collaboration with the John Chambers College of Business and Economics and the Davis College of Agriculture, hosted and sponsored this year's Impact Challenge...
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Armand Patella speaking

Young innovators learn entrepreneurial insights with alum Armand Patella

On March 8, The Morris L. Hayhurst LaunchLab hosted a Fireside chat with WVU alum Armand Patella. Patella is an accomplished serial tech entrepreneur, investor, board member, and founder of Appalachian Labs, LLC, Nowsta, and On-Deck...

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ZinnStarter pitch contestants

Aspiring West Virginia collegiate entrepreneurs build innovative mindsets, ideas through WVU LaunchLab’s second annual ZinnStarter Pitch Competition

Seven collegiate innovators from West Virginia University with unique product ideas showcased their work in the second annual ZinnStarter Manufactured Products Pitch Competition...

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LaunchLab 22-23 Event Calendar
Evansdale Crossing home of LaunchLab

LaunchLab Morgantown
Location and Hours:

Evansdale Crossing | WVU

Rec Center Drive Suite 413
Morgantown, WV 26506
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.


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