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Building a stronger West Virginia

The Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship promotes entrepreneurial education, community engagement and economic development for our community and state through K-12 programming, higher education initiatives and business partnerships. 

We're more than a Business relationship

We seek to educate our students, faculty and staff about successfully identifying and navigating entrepreneurial opportunities. It is our goal to build better business leaders for the global market by providing the people of West Virginia with the resources they need to succeed.

K-12 Programming

The Encova Center promotes an entrepreneurial mindset in the next generation of West Virginians by supporting collaborative K-12 statewide initiatives and entrepreneurship curriculum and by hosting the annual Statewide High School Business Plan Competition.

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Higher Education

The Center hosts the annual Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition and supports other programming to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in higher education throughout the state. The Encova Center also provides support to the Entrepreneurship Curriculum, student experiential learning projects, and student organizations at WVU.

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West Virginia Business

In collaboration with the West Virginia Small Business Development Center and similar organizations, the Encova Center serves businesses in West Virginia through direct coaching, targeted trainings, and informing policymakers to support small business growth. The Center also helps to facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships between the College and WV business owners through Strategic Business Consulting.

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Entrepreneurial Resources

Browse our list of resources for help on business plan writing, finding funding, developing a solid business strategy, and starting your business in West Virginia. 


Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

UPlace North 2161 University Avenue,
Suite 450 Morgantown,
WV 26505

Rm 3110