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If you’re an investor who sees the potential in West Virginia’s small business landscape, join IgniteWV in creating opportunities, driving innovation, and shaping a prosperous future for our communities. Invest in West Virginia’s small businesses now and be a catalyst for lasting positive change.


IgniteWV is seeking subject matter experts to mentor finalist teams. Level of involvement will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Or contact Tara St. Clair:

Proud Partner with The Startup World Cup,

hosted by Pegasus Tech Ventures

One participating team from the 2024 IgniteWV Final Competition held on April 10th at the Marshall Health Arena will be guaranteed to pitch at the 2024 Startup World Cup (SWC) Semi-Finals held on October 2nd at the UCSF Robertson Auditorium. The top participants of the Semi-Finals will present on the main stage of the SWC Grand Finale on October 4th at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco, CA!

Thank you to our 2024 sponsors and private donors.

This competition would not be possible without their support.

GAP Funds (Donna Peduto)

Doug VanScoy

Jeff James

Lloyd Jackson

Mike Green

Ron Gabriel

Teresa Skaff

Rouzbeh Yassini