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
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Resources