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.
VU 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.
Grant Opportunities/Other Investment Opportunities
VentureWell Student Grant
Startup Seed Funding Grant
Small Business Grant From FedEx
Dorm Room Fund
Part-time Tech Scout Opportunity
Upcoming LaunchLab Opportunities
Adventure Recreation Pitch
Get adventurous on March 5, 2020 at our Adventure Recreation Pitch Competition! This event will be hosted both on the Beckley and Morgantown campuses at 5:30 p.m. Applications open in January 2020. Don't miss out on your chance to find your version of heaven!Learn More
What Makes a Good Website Workshop
If you are interested in improving your website, this event is for you! Come to this event on November 20, 2019 at 5:00pm to learn what makes a website good, some tips and tricks, and more.Learn More
I <3 IDEA Hub Pitch Challenge
This event will bring together various IDEA Hub partners to compete in one central innovative competition. Interested? Come to the LaunchLab on February 13, 2020 at 5:00pm!Learn More