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Start-up and Business Support Services
Seed and Early-Stage Investment Capital
Entrepreneurial Education, Training and Networking

INNOVA has a vast portfolio of services that can be tailored to individual projects. These services are delivered by INNOVA's highly-qualified and experienced staff as well as through regional professional service providers and networks. INNOVA services can bring the critical focus to commercialization and start-up efforts necessary to succeed. Although primarily focused on the geographic area of West Virginia, INNOVA can bring many of these services to almost any project. INNOVA understands start-up companies and can work with those companies in a manner that brings value with limited financial burden.

Companies and entrepreneurs can be considered for INNOVA's commercialization, start-up and business support services through the completion of an INNOVA Preliminary Application for Product Commercialization Services.

INNOVA Business Support Services: The INNOVA team brings many years of experience in finance, accounting, marketing, public relations, technology and operations. This team brings its experience to bear on projects in a manner that can assist companies accepted into the INNOVA commercialization process with:

  • General business planning
  • Marketing strategy and research
  • Product evaluation and assessment
  • Business incubation
  • Capitalization strategies
  • Financial analysis and planning
  • Resource coordination and collaboration services
INNOVA Technical Assistance Resources: For those West Virginia-based companies and entrepreneurs that qualify, INNOVA can also provide specific funding for vital legal, accounting and other business support services to be delivered by professionals within INNOVA's resource network. These may include:
  • Accounting services such as financial statements and compilations
  • Legal services including but not limited to intellectual property, organizational structure, contract preparation and document review
  • Market research such as specific market research projects
  • Marketing services including web site creations, brochures and other marketing collateral
  • Other business support services, as needed
INNOVA Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Assistance: In late 2006, INNOVA received support from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation to develop and deliver a program focused on delivering assistance and support to Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) applicants and participants. SBIR is a highly competitive program that encourages small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. The overall goal of INNOVA offering its SBIR program support is to increase the number of SBIR grants and funds coming into the state of West Virginia. This program can provide companies with guidance and even specific funding to prepare their SBIR applications.

Gateway into WVHTC Foundation Spectrum of Services: INNOVA can provide a gateway into the full spectrum of WVHTC Foundation services available through its many programs and opportunities.

The WVHTC Foundation, based in Fairmont, West Virginia, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization functioning as an engine of economic change for growing a statewide, regional and national high-tech business sector. The WVHTC Foundation has established a multi-faceted approach to maximize economic development, commercialization and workforce development. In addition to its Fairmont office, there are also offices in Glenville, Moundsville and Wheeling, West Virginia, and in Washington, D.C.

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