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Conference for Entrepreneurs

WV Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem is a flourishing ecosystem of stakeholders. This network connects, co-creates and educates on the importance of entrepreneurship-led economic development as a growth strategy for West Virginia.

Student Pitching Business Idea

Ignite WV

IgniteWV is a competition that provides budding entrepreneurs with the education, skills, contacts, and motivation necessary to create a viable start-up company in West Virginia. Participants pitch their business idea and finalists participate in a four-month program with specialized training, coaching, and resources. 

Leadership WV Session

Leadership West Virginia

Co-owners Carrie White and Tara St. Clair have both participated in Leadership WV, an innovative program that grows, engages and mobilizes leaders to ignite a lifelong passion to move West Virginia forward. The competitive, annual, seven-month training program provides participants unparalleled educational and leadership opportunities.

Bridging Innovation Group Photo

Bridging Innovation

Bridging Innovation Week is the state’s premier entrepreneurship event. The five-day annual symposium provides promotional, educational, and business development opportunities for business owners, current and prospective entrepreneurs, and entrepreneur serving organizations (ESOs) throughout West Virginia. 

IDEA Fellow with Robot

WVU IDEA Faculty Fellows

E3 is proud to be affiliated with the WVU Idea Faculty Fellows, which presents an opportunity for faculty to create curriculum to enhance student skills in the areas of innovation, design and entrepreneurship.

EdVenture Group Photo

WV Department of Education Curriculum Development

E3 partners with the EdVenture Group to deliver curriculum and programming in K-12 classrooms throughout West Virginia that elevates teachers' understanding of entrepreneurship education  to foster an entrepreneurial mindset in students. 

Tara and Carrie at Pine Room Studios

Client: Pine Room Studios

In a short amount of time, The Pine Room Podcast team has quickly made a name for themselves and had the chance to talk with an amazing collection of guests. E3 helped them move from a singular podcast to the ever-growing Pine Room Studios.

Young Entrepreneurs Work in Class

Equity in Youth Entrepreneurship Research

The “Equity in Youth Entrepreneurship” project team completed a one-year strategic planning process for the expansion of youth entrepreneurship with an intentional focus on rural and low-income youth across West Virginia. 

Students Working Together at Impact Challenge

Impact Challenge

During this weekend-long competition, high school and college students work in multi-disciplinary teams to explore solutions to some of Appalachia’s greatest challenges. Students hear from guest speakers, meet with field experts, participate in interactive workshops, create media packages around their proposed solutions and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges.

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