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Launch Lab

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What is the Launch Lab?
The WVU Tech Launch Lab is a resource center for students, faculty and staff who want to launch a new business or product. It is a collaboration with the WV Hive, the entrepreneurship program of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority.

How do I use the Launch Lab?
The Launch Lab at WVU Tech can help you bring your ideas and designs to life. Register online and you will be contacted to discuss your needs. Get started today and take the first step toward making your dream a reality! Our services are free * for current students, faculty and staff of WVU Tech.

*Minimal cost associated with some trainings and supplies.


What does the Launch Lab offer?
  • One-on-one business advising through the WV hive
  • Meeting spaces for start-up teams and networking with other entrepreneurs
  • Business idea competitions where students, faculty and staff can pitch their ideas and earn funding to help reach their goals

  • Connection to campus resources, as well as resources from WVU and the WV Hive

  • Makerspace at the WV Hive where students, faculty and staff can access equipment and tools to make 3D models and prototypes of their designs

  • Classroom space for meetings and instruction
  • Skills development/enhancement workshops

Do you have a great idea for a business or product? Contact us to take the first step.

Pitch Southern West Virginia business idea competition

Keep a lookout for Spring 2024 competition information!

  WVU Tech Launch Lab Director Diana Woods
Diana Woods
WVU Tech Launch Lab Director