Greenbrier, Pocahontas, & Monroe Counties
Do you have a unique idea for an innovative business or product?
The WV Hive Network, in partnership with TechConnect WV, is excited to announce the 2nd of five different idea and business competitions encompassing twelve counties in southern West Virginia. The upcoming competition, to be held in Lewisburg, WV, is for residents of Greenbrier, Pocahontas, and Monroe Counties. Deadline to submit an application is midnight, October 31. Other locations and dates will be announced soon.
Applications will be evaluated by a team of reviewers, with the top applicants chosen to pitch their unique idea or product in-person at the Kyle and Ann Fort Arts and Science Building on the New River Community & Technical College campus in Lewisburg on December 3, 2018.
To be considered, please fill out and submit an application below no later than midnight October 31st, 2018. If your idea or product is chosen as one of the successful applicants, you will work one-on-one with a WV Hive Business Advisor to create a business plan summary and pitch for your idea or product.
During the competition, you will have five minutes to present your idea or product to a panel of judges and explain what is innovative about your idea and how it will make a difference to residents of southern WV.
The presentation will be followed with a brief question and answer period with the judges. A grand prize winner will be awarded $1,000 to use towards growing their idea or product into a business. Other prizes will be provided by the community. 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive smaller awards.
*Other tentative locations include: Summersville, Fayetteville, and Hinton
To attend register here!
Please note: ONLY those with new business ideas or new business start-ups less than two years in operation are eligible to apply. You must reside in Greenbrier, Pocahontas, or Monroe County to apply.