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Whether the idea is 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. 

WVU Launchlab and MakerLab staff are available to clients remotely and will be available on campus by appointment only, please email us at for appointments or more information.

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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

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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

WVU LaunchLab would like to welcome you back and here are a few events coming up for the Fall 2020 semester please click on the link for registration, dates & times. For further questions please contact us @

Manufacturing Day Pitch Competition: If you have an idea or product that can be manufactured, apply today for the Manufacturing Day Pitch Competition.  Over $1000 dollars and life changing mentorship will be awarded. Apply now!  

ZinnStarter Pitch Competition:  ZinnStarter pitch competition is an opportunity for college students in the State of West Virginia to pitch their innovative ideas to a panel of judges to win cash prizes. Students should use this opportunity to practice their pitching skills for the WV State Business Plan Competition. Applications Open Oct 1- 16. Event will be held virtually via zoom on October 28th, 2020. 5 min pitch 5 min Q&A

Prizes 1st 2500, 2nd 1500, 3rd 1000 (Open to Any WV Students)

BPC: The West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition offers college students around the state the unique opportunity to make their business idea come to life. Participants come from many different disciplines and backgrounds, and the competition is open to all full-time higher education students from any major in the state of West Virginia. Please find attached the official rules and regulations for this year’s competition. (Registration Open Until 11/13/2020)

Intellectual Property Workshops: Curious about Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents, & Trade Secrets.  Join us for an overview of intellectual property starting on 9/14/2020 at 6pm. Please check the link for the following workshops as well.

Featured News

This was taken at the second annual demo day!

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.

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Pitcher wins funding

WVU entrepreneurs selected to participate in National Science Foundation I-Corps training

Two West Virginia University entrepreneurs have been selected to attend the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) training program beginning May 5 in Nashville, Tenn. 
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These are the winners of the first I heart IDEA Hub pitch challenge.

WVU LaunchLab Network hosts third annual March Idea Challenge

The West Virginia University's LaunchLab Network hosted the third annual March Idea Challenge Wednesday (March 27), lauding Statler College students James Carnes, Kyle Gillis and Alan Brockman for pitching their company, ICONIC EDU, as the winning team after four contested rounds of competition. 
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This was the main expo at the second annual demo day!

Secretary Warner announces results of WV Business Registration Survey

Charleston, W.Va. – Secretary of State Mac Warner is pleased to announce the results of a survey completed by new customers who recently registered their business with the Office’s Business & Licensing Division. 

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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
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


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