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We are very proud of all the preparation and collaboration that has gone in to planning the first-annual Bridging Innovation event. This partnership between West Virginia University, Marshall University, and the WV Department of Education has paved the way for future entrepreneurs throughout the state by combining three different entrepreneurial competitions: the High School Business Plan Competition Finals, Business Model Competition, and Collegiate Business Plan Competition Finals.

Out of an abundance of caution as COVID-19 continues to spread, and following advice from public health experts, we have decided to cancel this event, originally scheduled for April 2, 2020. While we are saddened to deliver this news, our highest priority is safeguarding the health and well-being of our community. 

The High School and Collegiate Business Plan Competitions will still take place 100% online; please click on each competition's link for more information. Visit for more information and updates to the Business Model Competition.

For those who have reserved a hotel room at the Embassy Suites or Charleston Marriott, please plan to cancel your reservation as soon as possible to avoid any cancellation fees.

Thank you for your support of this event and for your patience as we continue to work out the details of this change.