Our mission is to inspire the inner-entrepreneur in everyone and empower them with the innovation knowledge they need to reframe the future of our state and region. 

We imagine a day when an entrepreneurial mindset drives inspiration, innovation, and impact across the Lewis College of Business and Brad D. Smith Schools of Business, the Marshall University campus, and our community. 


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People innovated using Intuit's Design for Delight (D4D) at our workshops in 2019-20


People reached through our speaking engagements on innovation and entrepreneurship


Small businesses and entrepreneurs supported through one on one coaching



West Virginia Career and Technical Education (CTE) Entrepreneurship Education

The iCenter promotes an entrepreneurial mindset and business venture development within West Virginia's CTE schools through the support of two grants.

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West Virginia Innovation and Business Model Competition

In 2020, the iCenter hosted the second annual WVIBMC, a statewide competition open to all college students enrolled at a two- or four-year institution in the state of West Virginia. 

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Entrepreneurs in Action 

Our iCenter Fellows created Entrepreneurs in Action through their Stanford University Innovation Fellows program. This event taught students innovation and entrepreneurship while also helping Huntington's small business community.


iCenter EIR Brandon Dennison : Why We Voluntarily Unionized Our Companies

Four Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business

Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Solution

Implement Tech Into Your Business, Or Get  Left Behind

Why Your Business Should Reinvent the Wheel

Developing the Right Mindset Toward Information Disclosure

Jumping Generations in the Land of Opportunity: West Virginia

The Leap from Failure to Success: Why Entrepreneurs Should Test Their Assumptions

Look Closer: Appalachia’s New Economy is Emerging

Designing Life Decisions