Growing Innovation in the Mountain State

Brad Smith, CEO of Intuit (and West Virginia Native) highlighted the 2016 Growing Innovation in the Mountain State forum on April 6, at the Advanced Technology Center, South Charleston.

I was thrilled to be even a small part of the planning and organization of this wonderful event! Robin’s Desktop provides administrative support to TechConnectWV and arranged the catering for the day’s event.

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A panel discussion on “Education Matters: How to identify and foster young entrepreneurial talent in West Virginia”

A panel discussion on “Education Matters: How to identify and foster young entrepreneurial talent in West Virginia”, with Jim Clifton, CEO, Gallup, Joyce McConnell, Provost at WVU, and Tom Heywood, Managing Partner at Bowles Rice LLP, Charleston.

It was standing room only as West Virginia’s top business leaders sought insight into ways to rebuild the economy of a state long dependent on coal, a stumbling industy.

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Standing room only behind me as more file in.

Participants also included, West Virginia Senate President Bill Coal, and Cabinet Secretary Keith Burdette.

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About Robin Holstein

Robin incorporated Robin's Desktop in 2005. Clients include a business incubator; a consultant specializing in chemical, petrochemical, and economic development; HVAC/Technical company, economic development organizations, politicians, and others. She is a contributing columnist at Two-Lane Livin, served as president of several local and district level organizations, published "Think Outside The Office" in 2010, has a BS in Organizational leadership, over 12 years in state government service.

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