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Bridging Innovation log

April 2, 2020
// Charleston Convention Center //

We are pleased to announce the first annual 2020 Bridging Innovation event! This free event will consist of the High School Business Plan Competition Finals, Business Model Competition, and the Collegiate Business Plan Competition Finals. This collaboration with Marshall University will be an exciting day of students competing in their respected competitions for various forms of prizes. 

Click here to RSVP!


We have special room rates available for this event at the Charleston Marriott and Embassy Suites. Book your room by March 9 to receive the special rate.

What Others Are Saying

"One of the many life-changing  lessons I've learned from Brad Smith is that  if your goals can be reached alone, then you aren't dreaming big enough. We can't wait to dream big with the John Chambers College of Business & Economics on our statewide collaboration to recreate the future of West Virginia through innovation and entrepreneurship." 

-Dr. Ben Eng, Assistant Professor, Brad D. Smith Schools of Business, Marshall University  

“Our goal, as a partner in this event, is not only to support students as they compete for the prize money but also to assist all of the competitors with executing their plans. We’d like to see every competitor successfully launch and grow a business in West Virginia.” 

-Debra Martin, State Director, West Virginia Small Business Development Center