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APPLIED INNOVATION CENTER

Whether the idea is a for-profit or non-profit, the LaunchLab offers hands-on idea development support, education, mentorship, resources and connections to help advance innovative entrepreneurs. To start, fill out our intake form.

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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! 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

Upcoming Opportunities

Start off your fall semester with some exciting upcoming events with the LaunchLab! 

Attend the 2nd annual Women's Pitch Competition November 1, 2018 to vote for WVU's best female innovator in Room 413, Evansdale Crossing. 

Featured News

Panelists contribute to how to fund a startup lecture.

WVU LaunchLab workshops to support entrepreneurs and innovators across campus

Students, faculty, staff and community members attended the discussions to hear firsthand from innovation experts, investors and entrepreneurs what they need to know to potentially move their ideas and discoveries into market. 

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WVU Tech student Nima focuses on alternative uses of fungi.

Bear Tracks Magazine highlights innovation across WVU Tech’s Campus

Nima ShahabShahmir is an information systems student at WVU Tech. Growing up in Tehran, Iran, he spent many of his formative years living with an ever-present reminder of humanity’s impact on the environment. As one of the most polluted cities on the planet, Tehran’s blanket of smog claims dozens of lives every day. 
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WVU's LaunchLab hosted its first annual manufacturing day pitch competition.

WVU Manufacturing Day Pitch Competition

West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the WVU LaunchLab Network co-hosted the Manufacturing Day Pitch Competition in celebration of National Manufacturing Day. Participating students were to highlight a problem and solution for a physical product that could be manufactured. WVMEP provided winners with cash prizes as well as 10 hours of consulting services. 
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Matt Nelson presents WeRateDogs startup.

Founder of popular dog-based Twitter accounts shares story with WVU Tech students

While most people were using Twitter to tweet about what they had for breakfast in the morning, in 2014 Matt Nelson was using it as a comedic standpoint to share his love of a good joke. Nelson, who moved to Charleston when he was eight-years old, is the founder of two popular Twitter accounts — WeRateDogs and Thoughts of Dog. He was also the first speaker to kick-off WVU Tech's "Start Up Success Story Series" at the Beckley campus. 

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Evansdale Crossing home of LaunchLab

LaunchLab Morgantown
Location and Hours:

Evansdale Crossing | WVU

Rec Center Drive Suite 413
Morgantown, WV 26506
304-293-9391 
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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