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New director sees Transylvania Center for Entrepreneurship

as resource for all students to develop creative mindset

Jan, 2022

"We have to start incubators and accelerators"

Glenn Youngkin, Govenor Elect of Virgina

Lemongrass Kitchen

Collaborative Kitchen opening in West Virginia to encourage food entrepreneurship

Dec, 2021

West Virgina Execuative Magazine:  West Virginia’s Entrepreneurship Resources (Nov, 2021)

3 Steps to Starting Your Own Business in Eastern Kentucky

SOAR.  Fall 2021

Join the West Virginia Business Link

For small business owners and entrepreneurs, West Virginia Business Link will power connections to start, scale and accelerate area startups. For the established resource network, West Virginia Business Link will be a platform to provide best fit referrals, build your network, and to showcase the story of entrepreneurship in our state.

Pikeville to open new retail, creative space downtown

“The Shoppes at 225.” 

(June 2021)

Leadership Kentucky Announces 2021 Class

Techstars joins forces with Tennessee powerhouses to bring the Techstars Industries of the Future Accelerator to Oak Ridge-Knoxville in 2022

 

Smith sees West Virginia 'on the cusp of greatness' with entrepreneurship.

Resources 

Interactive West Virginia Broadband Advertised Speeds

How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur with a Disability

Ablefutures.org

RPL.university

rpl. university is a full service platform that helps you assess, strategize, and implement the tools needed to tear down the barriers of intimidation and create a foundation that emphasizes the power of human connection.

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Regional

National Association for Community College Internship

National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education

the EdVenturegroup

Marshal University​

East Tennessee State University

FOUNDERSFORGE

Startup Southerner

Social Venturers

CO.STARTERS Get Started Workshop

International Business Innovation Association

Gifted Travel Network   The Host Agency for Travel Entrepreneurs Ready to Thrive.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Appalachia

Create Appalachia.  Entrepreneurship centered around the arts

Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

Accelerating Appalachia

If you are a Nature-Based Business in food, clothing, shelter and wellness who supports or has a vision to support multiple growers – we are looking for you!

Eastern KY

The Plantory (Lexington).  Center where small non-profits can work for an inexpensive price.

Small Business Development Center (SKCTCS)

Eastern KYU Biz-Accelerator

KHIC-Start Business Incubator

INNOVATION LAUNCHPAD

Awesome INC

     Lexington Startup Community Yearbook (First year)

Kentucky Commercialization Ventures

BRIGHT, Kentucky

Launch Blue (Lexington)

 Launch Blue Ventures to support venture capital for Kentucky startups

Entrepreneurship for the Public Good (Berea College)

Start up Lexington 

Bluegrass Angels

SOAR Innovation

3 Steps to Starting Your Own Business in Eastern Kentucky

The Complete Guide to Entrepreneurship in Eastern Kentucky

Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship​ (Lexington)

     Gatton College of Business and Economics Newsletter (June)

Launch Blue (Lexington)

Leadership Kentucky Announces 2021 Class

Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky (Appalachian Impact Fund)

Grantees

Pikeville to open new retail, creative space downtown

“The Shoppes at 225.” 

CANE Kitchen (Letcher County) 9,000 square foot commercial kitchen at the former Whitesburg High School building available for rent to farmers, entrepreneurs, commercial usage, and as an event venue

Kentucky Highlands Innovation Center

Do Good Brands, LLC (Pikeville) Focus on Nonprofits.

Governor's School for Entrepreneurs (Lexington) 

Accelerate KY

New director sees Transylvania Center for Entrepreneurship as resource for all students to develop creative mindset

Invest 606

  • Kickoff on Saturday, October 23, 2021

  • Demo Day on Saturday, January 22, 2022

  • Final Pitch on Saturday, April 23, 2022

Western NC

Business Incubation and Small Business Center (AB Tech Comm. College)

Mountain bizworks

Silicon Hollar

Western Women's Business Center

Appalachian State University

Score Asheville

Venture Asheville

Western Carolina U.  SBTDC

Small Business Development Center (Wilkes Community College)

Northeastern TN

Launch Tennessee (good place to start)

cowork Bristol

KOSBE The Small Business Connection

Square One

Spark Plaza

East Tennessee State University

    STRIVE (Veteran Entrepreneurship)

FOUNDERSFORGE  

​America's SBDC, Johnson City

Sync.Space

Knoxville Entrepreneur Center

The Inventor Center

Mountain Harvest Kitchen (Unicoi County)

innov865 (Knoxville)

Virginia

Opportunity SWVA

Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator

Pioneer Center for Business Opportunity

VP(x)² - Venturing Project Squared (UVA)

The Nest (UVA at Wise)

New River Valley Development Corporation

Startup Virginia

Virginia Community Economic Network

Southwest Virginia Community College (SBDC)

Virginia SBDC

     Mountain Empire Community College (Lee/Scott/Wise)

The Exelaration Center

Forward View Consulting 

Virginia Tech Entrepreneurship Club  VT Apex Center For Entrepreneurs

 VT KnowledgeWorks in Blacksburg

Online Business & Investment Assistant (Marion, VA)

Roanoke Regional Partnership

Regional Accelerator & Mentoring Program

Supporting S.T.E.M. startups in Rke, Blacksburg, and western Virginia  

Lynchburg's Business Incubator

West Piedmont Business Development Center (Martinsville)

the Launch place (Patrick and Pittsylvannia Counties)

pitch competitions

pre-seed funding

seed funding

Appalachian Council for Innovation

RAMP 

Supporting S.T.E.M. startups in Roanoke-Blacksburg region with expert mentoring, free office + WiFi, access to capital.

Southern WV

West Virginia Business Link (Best place to start)

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (WVEE) 

West Virgina Execuative Magazine:  West Virginia’s Entrepreneurship Resources (Nov, 2021)

Establishing an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in West Virginia

Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WVU)

West Virginia Jobs Investments Trust (Resources)

hive a program of NRGRDA

RAILWV.  Rural Appalachian Improvement League INC. (Mullens Opportunity Center)

Marshal University​

Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation

Advantage Valley

FASTER WV (Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam, and Wayne Counties.)

Fostering Advantages for Start Ups & Entrepreneurial Resurgence in WV

Unlimited Future Inc.  (Huntington area)

Concord University

America's SBDC West Virginia

Country Roads Angel Network

Robert C. Bryd Institute

NEWFORCE (coding/Huntington)

3 Steps 2 Startup

the EdVenture Group

Lemongrass Kitchen

Collaborative Kitchen opening in West Virginia to encourage food entrepreneurship

Vantage Ventures

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