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Investing in the future: West Virginia college students grow into entrepreneurs at 15th annual WV Statewide Business Plan Competition


The 15th annual West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition left no doubt that West Virginia’s future is bright and brimming with entrepreneurial talent. 

Hosted annually by the Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University, the competition affords college students from around the state with the opportunity to make a business idea come to life with the support of state institutions of higher education and seasoned business professionals from around the country. 

Over 200 participant teams entered this year’s competition, which was narrowed down to 10 from West Virginia State University, University of Charleston, West Virginia University, Concord University, Shepherd University and Marshall University who competed for funding as part of the finals. The final competition was held virtually on Friday, April 16. 

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