April 17, 2023 - April 21, 2023

Bridging Innovation is a series of events that brings together various meetings and competitions from across the state that are promoting and fostering entrepreneurship in West Virginia. These efforts range from supporting elementary to college students and community members in their pursuit of becoming entrepreneurs to creating more opportunities in West Virginia and building our ecosystem across the Mountain State.


Hotel Accommodations

For those wishing to stay overnight, Oglebay Resort is offering a reduced rate of $96/per night plus taxes and fees. Rates are subject to an addition of the City Hotel Tax (currently 6%) and the WV State Sales Tax (currently 6%). **Please Note** A 3% historical FEE will be applied to all anticipated revenues with regard to lodging, food & beverage, all activities and facility rental(s). Space is limited and room types are currently not guaranteed, so book early for the best selection.

Booking Name: Bridging Innovation
Booking ID: 47097
Reservation Phone Number: 877-436-1797
The deadline for reservations: Saturday, March 18, 2023
**For tax-exempt organizations, please call the reservation number above for reservations and instructions on how to submit your tax exempt certificate.

To register your event for Bridging Innovation 2023, please click on the form here.

For questions regarding Bridging Innovation 2023, contact Amber Ravenscroft at or Tara St. Clair at

For questions regarding event space options in Wheeling contact Jennifer Rohrig at

Read and Share the Press Release, Found Here: Bridging Innovation Press Release

Schedule of Events – updated as of 01-06-2023

Conference Agenda – updated as of 01-06-2023

Sponsorship Opportunities – updated as of 01-06-2023

Monday, April 17

Tuesday, April 18

  • Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference
  • Evening – Pitch Competitions (Art & Veteran)
  • Evening – Vendor Fair

Wednesday, April 19

  • Business Model Competition
  • WV Statewide Business Plan Competitions
  • Community Leadership Academy

Thursday, April 20

  • Youth Entrepreneurship in Action Day

Friday, April 21

  • Open for opportunities

See the schedule of events for Bridging Innovation 2022 by clicking here.