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Programs

Are you ready to CHALLENGE your innovative idea?

The pre-incubation program addresses the pre and early seed stages of a business venture. Through 10 sessions of deep mentoring and coaching the Innovation Center helps clients determine their potential and viability behind their innovative idea. Through this program the Innovation Center helps clients validate ideas, recognize challenges and opportunities, identify customer segments, competitive advantages, and design a business strategy.

 

Next Session Begins September 2, 2016

The next 10-week course will begin September 2, 2016 and will meet every Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pmat WVU Tech Campus.

Registration for this session due no later than 5 pm on  Friday, August 26th.

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Are you ready to LAUNCH your business idea?

The incubation program is designed to assist clients in the early stage of development. The incubation process is a customized approach to fill gaps and needs of our clients in four main activities of a business venture: business concept, customer relations, operations, and organization. Once accepted into the Incubation program our clients will have access to our support programs and entrepreneurial partnerships. Depending on the industry an incubation process can last 8 months to 3 years, or longer depending on the industry.

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Are you ready to EXPAND your business?

Once the client has developed a product and has a customer base it qualifies for the acceleration program. Through this program the Innovation Center helps clients unlock their full potential and prepares them for long-term market success. Through the acceleration program, the Innovation Center provides clients with need specific resources that help them push their business venture to the next level.

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Are you ready to ESTABLISH your business?

Post-Graduate program is designed for companies that have graduated from the Hive Innovation Center’s programs. Support programs and entrepreneurial partnerships are made available to our post-graduate clients. Our graduates serve as role models for the participants within the business incubation program and are an example of our success in being an innovative force within the New River Gorge business community.

Are you ready to EXPLORE a new market?

The soft-landing program is designed to support business ventures that relocate or branch into the Coastal Bend region. This includes, but it is not limited to, foreign companies as well as those from other regions of the nation. We offer to conduct feasibility studies to help these companies test the market in terms of competitiveness, demand, and regulations before making further investment.

SPACE

The co-working space is designed to provide an inspiring, creative, flexible, and comfortable working environment for students and professionals to explore ideas in entrepreneurship. It offers a solution to the isolation that professional freelancers experience while working at home. The co-working space provides its members with connections to other business experts, access to educational workshops, and visibility within the entrepreneurial community.

+ Pre-Incubation
Are you ready to CHALLENGE your innovative idea?

The pre-incubation program addresses the pre and early seed stages of a business venture. Through 10 sessions of deep mentoring and coaching the Innovation Center helps clients determine their potential and viability behind their innovative idea. Through this program the Innovation Center helps clients validate ideas, recognize challenges and opportunities, identify customer segments, competitive advantages, and design a business strategy.

 

Next Session Begins September 2, 2016

The next 10-week course will begin September 2, 2016 and will meet every Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pmat WVU Tech Campus.

Registration for this session due no later than 5 pm on  Friday, August 26th.

LEARN MORE
+ Incubation
Are you ready to LAUNCH your business idea?

The incubation program is designed to assist clients in the early stage of development. The incubation process is a customized approach to fill gaps and needs of our clients in four main activities of a business venture: business concept, customer relations, operations, and organization. Once accepted into the Incubation program our clients will have access to our support programs and entrepreneurial partnerships. Depending on the industry an incubation process can last 8 months to 3 years, or longer depending on the industry.

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+ Acceleration
Are you ready to EXPAND your business?

Once the client has developed a product and has a customer base it qualifies for the acceleration program. Through this program the Innovation Center helps clients unlock their full potential and prepares them for long-term market success. Through the acceleration program, the Innovation Center provides clients with need specific resources that help them push their business venture to the next level.

Learn More
+ Post-Graduate
Are you ready to ESTABLISH your business?

Post-Graduate program is designed for companies that have graduated from the Hive Innovation Center’s programs. Support programs and entrepreneurial partnerships are made available to our post-graduate clients. Our graduates serve as role models for the participants within the business incubation program and are an example of our success in being an innovative force within the New River Gorge business community.

+ Soft-Landing
Are you ready to EXPLORE a new market?

The soft-landing program is designed to support business ventures that relocate or branch into the Coastal Bend region. This includes, but it is not limited to, foreign companies as well as those from other regions of the nation. We offer to conduct feasibility studies to help these companies test the market in terms of competitiveness, demand, and regulations before making further investment.

+ CoWorking Space
SPACE

The co-working space is designed to provide an inspiring, creative, flexible, and comfortable working environment for students and professionals to explore ideas in entrepreneurship. It offers a solution to the isolation that professional freelancers experience while working at home. The co-working space provides its members with connections to other business experts, access to educational workshops, and visibility within the entrepreneurial community.

Services

Many startup enterprises are in need of specialized equipment to improve the product and/or develop prototypes. The WV HIVE can assist in locating and even negotiating the use and assistance with such specialized equipment. From 3D-printers to the ability to coordinate with, other universities, area manufacturers, or even to an outside firm this service and assistance gives clients a way to do more without spending on expensive tooling or other startup equipment costs.

  • Specialized Equipment
  • High Speed Internet
  • Physical Security
  • Library & Access
  • Public Access Computers
  • Electricity and Water
  • Janitorial Services
  • HVAC Services
  • Parking Services
FACILITY

The WV HIVE offers incubator and accelerator clients office space and access to many shared administrative services at rates that are well below market. Wherever possible, the HIVE offers tenants space that can be adjusted to meet their changing needs.For the active start-up this service can be the difference that provides an opportunity to more rapid incubation success.

  • Office Space
  • Conference Rooms
  • Lab Facility (Facilitation)
  • Teleconference Rooms
  • Kitchen/Lounge
  • Training Rooms
  • Exhibition Space
  • Co-Working Space
BUSINESS SERVICES

There are many, many business ideas that surround each new product or service at any given time. So which one is the best one to commercialize? This service provides the start-up entrepreneur and the established business with the techniques and expertise to focus on the business ideas that will meet the businesses expectations and objectives.

  • Incubation/Acceleration Programs
  • Business Idea Generation
  • Business/Commercialization Modeling
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Business Planning
  • Marketing Consultation
  • IP Protection Consultation
  • Contract Consultation
  • General Legal Consultation
  • Business Formation Assistance
  • Logistics and Procurement Consultation
  • NetworkCommunity and Design Consultation
  • Accounting Practices Consultation
  • Financial Management Consultation
  • Logo and Graphics Design
  • Promotion/Communication Consultation
  • Vision/Mission/Values Consultation
  • Marketing Planning & Consultation
  • Financial Controls & Collections
  • Resourcing Consultation
  • Benchmarking & Milestone Development
  • Selecting & Staffing Consultation

NETWORK & COMMUNITY ACCESS

  • Non-Commercial Loan Network
  • Commercial Loan Network
  • Grant Processing/Writing Network
  • Financial Analysis Network
  • Crowdfunding Consultation
  • Crowdsourcing Network Consultation
  • Business Brokering Network
  • Governmental Program Network
  • Expert Network
  • Coaching Network
  • Mentoring Network
  • Loaned Executive Program
  • Research & Implementation
  • Business Referral Network
  • Facilitator Exchange Network

ORGANIZATIONAL SERVICES

  • Management Needs Consultation
  • Team Building Consultation
  • Advisory Board Development
  • infrastructure Program Access
  • Strategic Partnering
  • Capital Need Planning
  • Process & Organization Flow Consultation

EDUCATION/TRAINING

  • General Business Function Training
  • E-Commerce and Social Media
  • Business School Programs
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Presentation Training
  • Pitch Development & Training
  • Database Development Training
  • Sales Training
  • Customer Relations Management Training
  • Employee Relations Training
  • HR Development Training
  • Compliance Training
  • Other Lunch-N-Learn Topic Sessions
  • Brand Building Programs
  • Entrepreneurial Competency Training
+ Infrastructure

Many startup enterprises are in need of specialized equipment to improve the product and/or develop prototypes. The WV HIVE can assist in locating and even negotiating the use and assistance with such specialized equipment. From 3D-printers to the ability to coordinate with, other universities, area manufacturers, or even to an outside firm this service and assistance gives clients a way to do more without spending on expensive tooling or other startup equipment costs.

  • Specialized Equipment
  • High Speed Internet
  • Physical Security
  • Library & Access
  • Public Access Computers
  • Electricity and Water
  • Janitorial Services
  • HVAC Services
  • Parking Services
+ Facility
FACILITY

The WV HIVE offers incubator and accelerator clients office space and access to many shared administrative services at rates that are well below market. Wherever possible, the HIVE offers tenants space that can be adjusted to meet their changing needs.For the active start-up this service can be the difference that provides an opportunity to more rapid incubation success.

  • Office Space
  • Conference Rooms
  • Lab Facility (Facilitation)
  • Teleconference Rooms
  • Kitchen/Lounge
  • Training Rooms
  • Exhibition Space
  • Co-Working Space
+ Business Services
BUSINESS SERVICES

There are many, many business ideas that surround each new product or service at any given time. So which one is the best one to commercialize? This service provides the start-up entrepreneur and the established business with the techniques and expertise to focus on the business ideas that will meet the businesses expectations and objectives.

  • Incubation/Acceleration Programs
  • Business Idea Generation
  • Business/Commercialization Modeling
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Business Planning
  • Marketing Consultation
  • IP Protection Consultation
  • Contract Consultation
  • General Legal Consultation
  • Business Formation Assistance
  • Logistics and Procurement Consultation
  • NetworkCommunity and Design Consultation
  • Accounting Practices Consultation
  • Financial Management Consultation
  • Logo and Graphics Design
  • Promotion/Communication Consultation
  • Vision/Mission/Values Consultation
  • Marketing Planning & Consultation
  • Financial Controls & Collections
  • Resourcing Consultation
  • Benchmarking & Milestone Development
  • Selecting & Staffing Consultation
+ Network & Community

NETWORK & COMMUNITY ACCESS

  • Non-Commercial Loan Network
  • Commercial Loan Network
  • Grant Processing/Writing Network
  • Financial Analysis Network
  • Crowdfunding Consultation
  • Crowdsourcing Network Consultation
  • Business Brokering Network
  • Governmental Program Network
  • Expert Network
  • Coaching Network
  • Mentoring Network
  • Loaned Executive Program
  • Research & Implementation
  • Business Referral Network
  • Facilitator Exchange Network
+ Organizational Services

ORGANIZATIONAL SERVICES

  • Management Needs Consultation
  • Team Building Consultation
  • Advisory Board Development
  • infrastructure Program Access
  • Strategic Partnering
  • Capital Need Planning
  • Process & Organization Flow Consultation
+ Education

EDUCATION/TRAINING

  • General Business Function Training
  • E-Commerce and Social Media
  • Business School Programs
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Presentation Training
  • Pitch Development & Training
  • Database Development Training
  • Sales Training
  • Customer Relations Management Training
  • Employee Relations Training
  • HR Development Training
  • Compliance Training
  • Other Lunch-N-Learn Topic Sessions
  • Brand Building Programs
  • Entrepreneurial Competency Training

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