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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. The researchers were chosen after completing the WVU program, which was hosted by the Evansdale Innovation Center and the WVU LaunchLab Network.

Joining more than 1,800 teams from across the country who have already gone through the program, Dr. Julie Brefczynski-Lewis, research assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience and the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and Nanda Siva, an incoming medical student at WVU Medicine program at WVU Health Sciences, have been competitively selected for this intensive mentored training program to learn how to accelerate their product into the marketplace.

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WVU holds second annual Demo Day

This features day long activities focused on innovation, design, and entrepreneurship. WVU students, faculty, and staff took part in pitch competitions, expos on social issues, and fashion and design displays, to name a few. "You have everything from creative arts, ceramics, we have dance, we have engineering, we have virtual reality displays, we have hovercraft displays, we have landscape architecture. It's just everybody across campus is being represented, so we're really excited," said Carrie White, Assistant Vice President Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Expert judges determined the winners of many key events held throughout the day, including the Social Action Showcase and Challenge. 

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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. WVU’s second annual Demo Day (April 25) is an example in living color of the University-wide commitment to cultivating a robust and dynamic culture of innovation, entrepreneurship and design.

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