January’s CommonGrounds winner, Nima Shahab Shahmir, was also the recipient of T ech Connect s $500 pitch prize!. Nima is a WVU Tech student majoring in Computer Science, at the Beckley Campus. He is the first student participant going through the Beckley “Launch Lab” and the first winner of the prize that is sponsored by Tech Connect.
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Academic units across West Virginia University are committed to collaborating productively to support and provide resources to students who have vision for new products or businesses. In this session, attendees will hear from students in a number of majors and colleges at WVU, including Business and Economics, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Agri-business. These young people truly embody the entrepreneurial mindset and innovative spirit we want to foster in all our students, on campus and beyond. Working in teams, they’ve come up with some exciting things to share. You’ll also hear how the WVU LaunchLab, the College of B & E, the College of Creative Arts and the Reed College of Media work together to ensure the success of these teams. The panel will be facilitated by Steve Cutright of the Brickstreet Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the College of Business and Economics, and by Carrie White, the Director of the WVU LaunchLab.