$ 6,289,276 raised 3,004 gifts
WVU LaunchLab Network has raised $ 10,926 from 17 gifts!
WVU LaunchLab Network

Who we are

 

Housed under the Office of the Provost, the WVU LaunchLab Network serves as a comprehensive, one-stop innovation and commercialization center. Located in Morgantown and Beckley, the LaunchLab Network consists of applied innovation centers providing WVU students with a collaborative working environment to create their new ideas. Whether the idea is a for-profit or non-profit, the LaunchLab Network offers hands-on idea development support, education, mentorship, prototyping facilities, resources and connections to help advance innovative entrepreneurs.

These student-based applied innovation centers leverage the capabilities and resources of multiple academic and professional disciplines. The LaunchLab Network offers a comprehensive approach to providing startup support while utilizing the university and the state’s economic development community.

 

Why we need your support

All the WVU LaunchLab Network’s services are free of charge to students. We help any student in any major, offering guidance throughout the entire innovation process from ideation to commercialization.

In the 2017/2018 school year, the LaunchLab Network assisted 171 new student ideas and continued to support 210 student businesses in their development. Our students received close to $90K in funding through grants or pitch competitions.

We are asking you to partner with the LaunchLab Network to help us continue to provide these opportunities. Your monetary donation will be used to directly support our students by providing them with the resources needed for future innovation.

 

How you can help

 

Greatest Needs

One of the biggest components of our free services lies within prototype development, which happens in our MakerLab. Since our services are free to students, the LaunchLab Network supports the cost of prototype and product development. With the help of donations and sponsorships, the LaunchLab Network will be able to support more student innovations towards commercialization and/or business startups.

 

Our Greatest Needs Fund also supports:


Seed Funding

The LaunchLab Network Seed Funding is an application-based grant fund designed to support ventures that have been formed and vetted, with student owners who are prepared to work full time on the product or company. Seed funding is appropriate for companies that are pre-revenue and need the funds to complete product development and build their team in preparation for launch.


Pitch Competition Proceeds
The LaunchLab Network hosts several opportunities for student innovators to pitch their ideas for startup funds. These funds are small grants geared towards continued product development and are applied directly to materials or service providers. We also help our students attend national pitch competitions by providing coaching, and assisting with transportation cost.

2
Match
WVU LaunchLab Network Dollar for Dollar Match
Gifts made to the WVU LaunchLab will be matched dollar for dollar by Vince and Patty Anido, up to a total of $5,000. Help us meet this match by making your donation to the WVU LaunchLab today!
$3,682 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
Greatest Needs Dollar for Dollar Match
Donations made to any “Greatest Needs” fund on the Day of Giving will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $25,000 by Frank and Jayna Alderman. Help us meet this match by making a donation to your favorite WVU school, college or department’s Greatest Needs Fund today!
$25,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Greatest Needs Dollar for Dollar Match Second Half Surprise
Donations made to any “Greatest Needs” fund on the Day of Giving will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $25,000. Help us meet this match by making a donation to your favorite WVU school, college or department’s Greatest Needs Fund today!
$25,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
WVU Day of Giving "We're Live" Match
WVU Day of Giving is live! Help us kick off the 2018 WVU Day of Giving by making a gift to your favorite area of WVU. Gifts will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $50,000.
$50,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
WVU Faculty and Staff Dollar for Dollar Match
Calling all WVU Faculty and Staff! Kick off the work day by donating on WVU Day of Giving. Gifts made by WVU faculty and staff will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $10,000.
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
First Time Donors Dollar for Dollar Match
The next $10,000 in donations made by First Time Donors will be matched dollar for dollar. Make your first ever donation to WVU now and get your gift matched.
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
WVU Day of Giving "Afternoon Power Push"
Gifts made during the “Afternoon Power Push” will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $50,000. Help us meet this match by making a gift to your favorite area of WVU!
$50,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Recent Graduates Dollar for Dollar Match
The next $10,000 in donations made by Recent Graduates (2009-2018) will be matched dollar for dollar. Make your donation to WVU now and get your gift matched.
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Evening Push Dollar for Dollar
Let’s keep going! Help us meet another dollar-for-dollar match by making a gift to your favorite area of WVU. Gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $25,000.
$25,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
2-for-1 Special
We have one more match to offer tonight as our Day of Giving heads into its final stretch. Gifts made until 11:30 will be matched 2-for-1 up to a total of $50,000.
$25,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
2-for-1 Special
We have one more match to offer tonight as our Day of Giving heads into its final stretch. Gifts made until 11:30 will be matched 2-for-1 up to a total of $50,000.
$25,000 MATCHED
Completed
$100,000
1,000 Mountaineers for $100,000
The first 1,000 gifts of $100 or more will be matched up to $100 each helping us raise an extra $100,000 for Day of Giving. Help us unlock this $100,000 by making a gift of $100 or more! The $100 match to your gift will be made once the challenge is met!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
Success!
Mountaineer Photo Challenge
If 2,000 WVU alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends share their favorite photos with the WVU Mountaineer (from any year!) on social media then Mike Escue and Alexis Pugh will generously donate an additional $20,000 to benefit WVU students. Help us meet this challenge by sharing your photo and use #WVUDayofGiving.
Completed
Leaderboard
Lunch Hour Challenge
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during our Lunch Time Challenge? The group that receives the most donations during this challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for their Greatest Needs Fund.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,500 WVU Extension Service 45
2 WVU Medicine Children's 24
3 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences 19
4 Chambers College of Business & Economics 18
5 College of Education and Human Services 12
6 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 11
7 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources 10
8 School of Nursing 8
9 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 8
10 Alumni Chapters 8
11 WVU Greatest Needs 7
12 School of Dentistry 6
13 School of Pharmacy 6
14 School of Medicine 5
15 College of Creative Arts 5
16 College of Law 4
17 Reed College of Media 4
18 WVU Tech 3
19 Alumni Association 3
20 Mountaineer Maniacs 3
21 WVU Cancer Institute 2
22 School of Public Health 2
23 WVU Athletics 2
24 WVU Libraries 2
25 HSC Charleston Campus 2
26 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program 1
27 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute 1
28 First-Generation Student Success 1
29 Honors College 1
30 WVU Online 1
31 WVU LaunchLab Network 1
32 Residence Hall Association 1
33 Critical Care and Trauma Institute 0
34 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives 0
35 Fraternity and Sorority Life 0
36 Global Affairs (International) 0
37 HSC Eastern Campus 0
38 Potomac State College of West Virginia University 0
39 Rosenbaum Family House 0
40 Sports Club Federation 0
41 Student Government Association 0
42 Student Life 0
43 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) 0
44 WVU Eye Institute 0
45 WVU Foundation 0
46 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute 0
Ended
Leaderboard
Happy Hour Participation Challenge
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during our Happy Hour Challenge? The group that receives the most donations during this challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,500 WVU Extension Service 26
2 WVU Medicine Children's 25
3 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences 24
4 Chambers College of Business & Economics 22
5 School of Medicine 15
6 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources 10
7 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 9
8 College of Creative Arts 8
9 College of Education and Human Services 6
10 Alumni Chapters 5
11 Reed College of Media 4
12 School of Pharmacy 4
13 School of Dentistry 4
14 WVU Athletics 4
15 First-Generation Student Success 4
16 Honors College 4
17 WVU Greatest Needs 3
18 College of Law 3
19 School of Nursing 3
20 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 3
21 Potomac State College of West Virginia University 2
22 WVU Cancer Institute 2
23 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) 2
24 WVU Libraries 2
25 Alumni Association 2
26 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives 2
27 Mountaineer Maniacs 2
28 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program 1
29 WVU LaunchLab Network 1
30 WVU Eye Institute 1
31 Sports Club Federation 1
32 Student Life 1
33 Rosenbaum Family House 1
34 Critical Care and Trauma Institute 0
35 Fraternity and Sorority Life 0
36 Global Affairs (International) 0
37 HSC Charleston Campus 0
38 HSC Eastern Campus 0
39 Residence Hall Association 0
40 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute 0
41 School of Public Health 0
42 Student Government Association 0
43 WVU Foundation 0
44 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute 0
45 WVU Online 0
46 WVU Tech 0
Ended
Leaderboard
Night Owl Challenge
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during our Night Owl Challenge? The group that receives the most donations during this challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for their Greatest Needs Fund.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,500 Chambers College of Business & Economics 22
2 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources 16
3 WVU Extension Service 15
4 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences 12
5 Alumni Association 10
6 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 10
7 College of Creative Arts 9
8 School of Medicine 8
9 WVU Greatest Needs 7
10 Alumni Chapters 7
11 Honors College 7
12 College of Law 6
13 WVU Athletics 5
14 College of Education and Human Services 5
15 School of Dentistry 4
16 WVU Tech 4
17 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 3
18 WVU Medicine Children's 3
19 School of Nursing 3
20 WVU Cancer Institute 3
21 Potomac State College of West Virginia University 2
22 School of Public Health 2
23 WVU Eye Institute 2
24 School of Pharmacy 2
25 Reed College of Media 2
26 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute 1
27 Global Affairs (International) 1
28 Rosenbaum Family House 1
29 First-Generation Student Success 1
30 Student Government Association 1
31 Critical Care and Trauma Institute 0
32 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives 0
33 Fraternity and Sorority Life 0
34 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program 0
35 HSC Charleston Campus 0
36 HSC Eastern Campus 0
37 Mountaineer Maniacs 0
38 Residence Hall Association 0
39 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute 0
40 Sports Club Federation 0
41 Student Life 0
42 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) 0
43 WVU Foundation 0
44 WVU LaunchLab Network 0
45 WVU Libraries 0
46 WVU Online 0
Ended
Leaderboard
Participation Leaderboard
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during WVU Day of Giving? Make a gift to your favorite area of WVU to help keep your group at the top of the Leaderboard.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Chambers College of Business & Economics 342
2 WVU Extension Service 338
3 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences 260
4 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources 197
5 WVU Medicine Children's 195
6 School of Medicine 153
7 Alumni Chapters 118
8 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 107
9 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 100
10 Reed College of Media 97
11 School of Dentistry 90
12 WVU Greatest Needs 90
13 Alumni Association 86
14 College of Education and Human Services 84
15 College of Law 83
16 School of Pharmacy 80
17 School of Nursing 79
18 College of Creative Arts 78
19 WVU Athletics 75
20 WVU Cancer Institute 71
21 Honors College 67
22 WVU Tech 63
23 Mountaineer Maniacs 44
24 School of Public Health 41
25 WVU Libraries 33
26 First-Generation Student Success 32
27 HSC Charleston Campus 22
28 Student Government Association 22
29 Potomac State College of West Virginia University 19
30 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute 18
31 WVU LaunchLab Network 17
32 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) 16
33 WVU Foundation 15
34 Student Life 15
35 Rosenbaum Family House 14
36 WVU Eye Institute 12
37 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives 11
38 Global Affairs (International) 10
39 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program 9
40 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute 9
41 WVU Online 7
42 Sports Club Federation 4
43 Critical Care and Trauma Institute 4
44 Fraternity and Sorority Life 3
45 Residence Hall Association 2
46 HSC Eastern Campus 1
Ended
Leaderboard
Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which Participating group will raise the most during WVU Day of Giving? Make a gift to your favorite area of WVU to help keep your group at the top of the Leaderboard!
Rank Department Raised
1 Chambers College of Business & Economics $1,629,762.22
2 School of Medicine $1,055,725.36
3 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources $401,227.34
4 Alumni Association $183,411.98
5 School of Pharmacy $167,585.36
6 School of Dentistry $119,225.54
7 WVU Athletics $117,224.79
8 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences $89,594.07
9 WVU Medicine Children's $84,015.59
10 WVU Tech $51,995.66
11 WVU Extension Service $45,002.14
12 College of Law $32,420.90
13 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design $27,962.70
14 WVU Greatest Needs $27,082.88
15 College of Creative Arts $25,342.52
16 WVU Foundation $25,170.18
17 WVU Cancer Institute $22,737.41
18 Reed College of Media $18,188.78
19 Alumni Chapters $17,173.41
20 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences $13,272.39
21 College of Education and Human Services $11,049.79
22 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program $10,460.00
23 School of Nursing $9,001.80
24 School of Public Health $7,125.54
25 Honors College $6,551.80
26 WVU Libraries $5,695.72
27 HSC Charleston Campus $5,565.36
28 WVU Eye Institute $4,835.00
29 WVU LaunchLab Network $3,682.36
30 Potomac State College of West Virginia University $3,635.36
31 First-Generation Student Success $2,785.90
32 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute $2,395.54
33 Rosenbaum Family House $1,960.36
34 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute $1,750.00
35 Student Life $1,730.54
36 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) $1,526.54
37 Student Government Association $1,460.72
38 Mountaineer Maniacs $746.09
39 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives $621.08
40 Global Affairs (International) $505.54
41 WVU Online $370.36
42 Sports Club Federation $240.18
43 Critical Care and Trauma Institute $220.00
44 Fraternity and Sorority Life $160.00
45 Residence Hall Association $25.18
46 HSC Eastern Campus $25.00
Ended
Don't forget to share!

Questions? See our FAQ.

Or you can contact us at dayofgiving@wvuf.org.