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
Women's Pitch CompetitionApply to pitch your innovation or business idea and win cash prizes. Applications will open on October 1, 2018 and close October 19, 2018. The structure of this event will include a 5-minute innovation pitch followed by a 5-minute question and answer period from our guest judges. Cash prizes will be awarded to fund business and product development. Following the pitch competition a resource networking event will take place.