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Winners announced in first Seed WV small business contest


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Entrepreneurial seeds are sprouting in West Virginia as a result of the first annual Seed WV contest.

The first of its kind in the Mountain State, the contest, brought to life by the West Virginia University John Chambers College of Business and Economics, gave 20 West Virginia residents, innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses and non-profits from across the state the opportunity to win $15,000 to move innovative business ideas to market.

The contest launched Feb. 1, and any West Virginia resident was eligible to participate. The first round included 20 contestants, which was narrowed down to nine contestants in round two. Three winners were named during the third round of competition April 15.

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