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October 4 workshop aims to help West Virginia entrepreneurs

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA— WVU Law and the West Virginia Securities Commission are hosting a free workshop to help new and existing entrepreneurs in the Mountain State grow their business.

The Raising Capital Workshop takes place on October 4 from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse at Coonskin Park in Charleston, West Virginia.

WVU Law Priya Baskaran“There is a lot of opportunity for growth in West Virginia, but with that opportunity comes important legal and business considerations,” said Priya Baskaran , director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic at WVU. “We’ve designed this workshop to help entrepreneurs succeed.”

Participants in the Raising Capital Workshop will learn about the legal options for funding their West Virginia-based business and how to meet regulatory requirements. They will also learn more about crowdfunding and free legal services and resources.

“We have many bright and creative entrepreneurs in West Virginia who need a small infusion of support to turn their ideas into reality,” said John B. McCuskey, West Virginia State Auditor and West Virginia Securities Commissioner. “This workshop is one of the many ways West Virginia is encouraging our entrepreneurs and nurturing the growth of small businesses statewide. We hope many of the ‘idea’ people in our state will attend this workshop and experience great success with their West Virginia-based businesses, and we also hope the rest of our nation takes note of our proactive approach.”

The Raising Capital Workshop is free, but registration by October 3 is required. For more information or to register, visit



Edited 10/1/18 to extend the registration deadline to October 3.

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