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Ready To Work With Us?

Students looking to start the process of working with the LaunchLab on their business or idea can read more about the application on the "Getting Started" page linked below. Not interested in working directly with the LaunchLab? No worries! We'd still like to help however we can. 

Checkout the student resources below to find opportunities for funding, exposure and educational growth on this page. 

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Other Opportunities

The LaunchLab is a portal for students, offering guidance and assistance with opportunities through pitch competitions, grant applications, workshops and more. Checkout the student resources available below.

  • 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.

  • Forming A Company
    Forming a company is an important milestone in the process of applied innovation. When a team is ready to form a legal entity with the state of West Virginia, they can do so at the Secretary of State office at The cost of forming an LLC is $100. The cost of registering a business name is $30. The LaunchLab can help you with every step of this process.
  • Intellectual Property
    The LaunchLab workers closely with student clients to help register their IP. The LaunchLab takes no ownership or interest in student intellectual properties.

Student resources

Not looking to launch with us, but need some help along the way? Checkout these resources.
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Grants & Funding

The Morris L. Hayhurst LaunchLab takes pride in helping WVU students find resources to jumpstart their businesses or ideas whether it be through their own channels or outside resources. 

About Grants & Funding


Each semester the Morris L. Hayhurst LaunchLab hosts multiple competitions with varying topics or industries in order to provide a chance for students to earn funding for their idea or product. 

About Competitions
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Each semester the Morris L. Hayhurst LaunchLab hosts workshops covering varying topics or industries in order to provide a chance for students to learn more about growing their businesses or ideas.

About Workshops