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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.  W 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/Local Opportunities

VentureWell Student Grant  Startup Seed Funding Grant
Small Business Grant From FedEx  Heartland Challenge Student Startup Competition
Dorm Room Fund  Part-time Tech Scout Opportunity   Positions at 4D Tech Solutions  WVU Abroad

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/Apply Now 

March IDEA Challenge

Mark your calendar for March 28, 2020 and plan to attend the second annual March Idea Challenge! Stay tuned for more information. Learn More/Apply Now 

Demo Day

WVU's Third annual Demo Day will celebrate the robust culture of innovation, design and entrepreneurship university-wide.  Events and activities will occur throughout the day, where students, faculty and staff across various disciplines and colleges will showcase their innovative ideas, cutting-edge inventions, working prototypes, creative arts performances, fashion and design projects, landscape architecture, unique business ventures and more.  All of this is happening on April 24th, 2020.  We hope to see you there!

Learn More and Apply Now!