The LaunchLab is a portal for students, offering guidance and assistance with opportunities through pitch competitions, grant applications, workshops and more.
- Entering innovation pitch competitions offers several benefits. The practice helps
build your confidence, while receiving valuable feedback from judges. They allow
you to network giving you access to areas and people that can propel your idea
further. You gain exposure, and it helps refine your idea. WVU LaunchLab hosts several innovation pitch competitions each year giving students
the benefits of pitching and the opportunity to earn funding for their idea.
- HOW TO workshops give the benefit of learning best practices from industry professionals. It also offers networking opportunities while giving students the edge-up to succeed.
- For a limited time, the LaunchLab offers access to a startup seed funding grant for clients.
Upcoming LaunchLab Opportunities
How to Fund a Start up PanelJoin us on October 18, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. in Room 413, Evansdale Crossing. This panel presentation will provide best practices for talking to investors. In addition, our panel will introduce exciting and creative methods for funding your new innovation or business. Following the presentation panelists will participate in a Q&A session. This event will also be live streamed at the Beckley Campus in Room 109, Innovation Building. Learn More
West Virginia Collegiate Business Plan CompetitionThe West Virginia Collegiate Business Plan Competition affords students around the state the unique opportunity to make a business idea come to life with the support of state institutions of higher education and seasoned business professionals from around the country. Submissions are due October 12, 2018. Learn More
How to Pitch Workshop
Join us September 19, 2018 Room 413, Evansdale Crossing @ 5:00 p.m. If you are interested in starting a business or inventing a product it is imperative to develop strong pitching skills to potential investors. Join Dr. Carrie White as she presents the best practices in creating a powerful pitch to investors or resource providers. If you are interested in learning how to get people to invest in you and your ideas- you must attend this event!