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2020 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day Agenda

2019 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at the State Capitol

Wednesday, February 5th

West Virginia State Capitol - House and Senate Hallways


   8:00 am        Exhibit set-up    

   8:15 am        Registration opens at the TransTech Exhibit in the House of Delegates Hallway  

    8:30 am        Exhibits open in the Senate and House hallways  

 11:15 am        Photo of Attendees

  11:30 am        Awards Presentation in the Attorney General’s Rotunda , East Wing, 1st Floor
                          TransTech Award presentations by WV Secretary of Commerce, Ed Gaunch

  •   Governor’s Award for Leadership in Buildings Energy Efficiency
  •  Governor’s Award for Leadership in Smart Manufacturing/Innovative Technologies
  •   TechConnect Spirit of Innovation Award

 12:30 pm        Pick up boxed lunches at the Registration table at the TransTech Exhibit in the                              House of Delegates Hallway

 1:00 pm         “Resources for Research-Focused Entrepreneurs” Workshop – discussing WV                              initiatives such as SBIR/STTR matching, the WVU I-Corps training program,                                and various funding  sources around the state.                                

                                            Building 3, 1st Floor Conference Room, #124

  Topics and Speakers:

  •   I-Corps Training for Entrepreneurs

    Randolph Quinn, Associate Director, Office of Innovation & Research Commercialization,              WVU

  •  SBIR/STTR Awards – What are they? How can I maximize an award?

       Richard Giersch, CEO, Valtari Bio 
       Deborah Magyar, Innovation-Technology Program Manager, U.S. Small Business                           Development Center

  •    How can the U.S. SBA Help? -
        Kimberly Donahue, Business Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration

  4:00 pm     Events Conclude