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2020 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day


2020 Innovation Entrepreneurship Day at the Capitol sponsored by the TransTech Energy Research Business Development Program and TechConnect-West Virginia.

Join as we network with state legislators to encourage entrepreneurship in the state! Let’s work together to create a prosperous, innovative environment to grow your company! Meet folks from the Robert C. Byrd Institute, West Virginia University, Marshall University, the University of Charleston, New River Gorge Regional Development Authority, WV Jobs Investment Trust, U.S. Small Business Administration and others.


Wednesday, February 5, 2020


West Virginia State Capitol Rotunda (House and Senate Hallways)


Help advance innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of new ideas for our State. Encourage legislators to support innovative businesses that help create new jobs and prosperous communities in West Virginia.


Showcase innovative companies and technologies to legislators, educators, and government officials. (Exhibit space is limited due to construction at the Capitol to 40, so please register early!).


Network with legislators, economic development officials, researchers, and business owners.

Join us for lunch and presentation of the Governor's Award for Excellence in Industrial Energy Efficiency/Sustainability Commitment, and the Governor’s Award for Leadership in Smart Manufacturing/Innovative Technologies.

New this year is an afternoon workshop covering various topics pertinent to WV Technology-based businesses. 


General attendee and exhibit visitation – no cost.

Exhibitor - $25 per exhibit table.

Lunch - $15 per person (before January 26, 2020) or $20 at the door.

Register using this link.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard Charleston Downtown/Civic Center, 100 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25301 at the rate of $139 a night.  This includes free parking, free in-room wifi and a shuttle to and from the State Capitol.  A government room rate may be available.  Use this link to book your room, or call (304) 344-5777 and ask for the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day rate. Hotel room block ends January 10, 2019.