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​​What actions should West Virginia take to grow its population, grow its economy, grow its businesses, and grow its communities, rural and urban? Submit your idea to ignite West Virginia!

IgniteWV is a competition open to all parties interested in registering a business in West Virginia to support the start and growth of their business ideas. The goal is to provide budding entrepreneurs with the education, skills, contacts, and motivation necessary to create a viable start-up company in West Virginia.

Unlike traditional pitch competitions, IgniteWV will offer a four-month program with specialized training, coaching, and resources. Finalists will receive cost-free support from subject matter experts. Coaching will be customized based on need. In collaboration with a local support organization, we will determine specialized training and make industry connections based on business concepts.

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