RCBI entrepreneurship director available for interviews about keeping innovation going during pandemic


The economic landscape is changing as a result of the pandemic. How can startups and entrepreneurs continue to innovate during the COVID-19 outbreak? Bill Woodrum, director of entrepreneurship at Marshall University’s Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), is available for interviews with the media to provide important resources to assist businesses and entrepreneurs during this health and economic crisis.

In addition to his director of entrepreneurship role, Woodrum leads RCBI’s Agricultural Innovations initiative and its Accelerate Forward: West Virginia EDA University Center. The mission of the EDA University Center is to provide research and development tools along with technical assistance to increase business productivity, spur innovation and entrepreneurship, and increase economic diversification.

Woodrum will grant interviews via Skype or e-mail. To arrange an interview with Woodrum, call or e-mail Mike Friel at 304-982-9286 or mfriel@rcbi.org.

For more information about how RCBI plays an important role in economic development across West Virginia and beyond by connecting manufacturers, entrepreneurs and startups to supply chain opportunities, go to www.rcbi.org/go/opportunities.


Contact: Mike Friel, 304-982-9286, Robert C. Byrd Institute , mfriel@rcbi.org

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