New business workshop targets needs of innovation, technology companies

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New business workshop targets needs of innovation, technology companies

RCBI hosts new small business program presented by WVSBDC, Sept. 19, Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A workshop on Product Development/Technology Commercialization Fundamentals is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, in Cabell County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) training and business coaching program to meet the needs of innovation and technology (In-Tech) companies. The workshop will be held at the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI), 1050 Fourth Avenue, Huntington.

The program is hosted by RCBI.

There is a $35-per-person fee for the workshop, and registration is required at least two days in advance. To register, visit the WVSBDC Training Calendar at www.wvsbdc.com or contact Justin Gaull at 304-957-2082, justin.m.gaull@wv.gov

The WVSBDC In-Tech program will introduce inventors and technology-based entrepreneurs to key commercialization issues such as intellectual property, alternative finance, prototyping and feasibility.
 
After completing the workshop, interested entrepreneurs or business owners may schedule an appointment with a member of the WVSBDC In-Tech team for confidential one-on-one coaching sessions on product and business development.

The WVSBDC In-Tech Program is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center and creates economic impact through offering entrepreneurs and small businesses cost-effective business coaching and technical assistance. The West Virginia SBDC is a division of the West Virginia Development Office and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The WVSBDC is an Accredited Member of America’s SBDC network.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 3, 2013
CONTACT: Catherine Zacchi, 304-957-9340, catherine.m.zacchi@wv.gov