RCBI and a group of statewide partners present the West Virginia Makes Festival, a celebration of ingenuity and creativity. The Oct. 6 event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature a Design Challenge for makers of all ages as well as hands-on activities for everyone.
Join us on the Huntington campus of Marshall University at the Memorial Student Center for the 2017 WV Makes Festival.
If you’d like to set up an exhibit or if you’d like to join us as a sponsor, we have registration links below. With your participation we intend to make this year’s fourth annual festival the best one yet!
Our annual Design Challenge will provide makers the opportunity to demonstrate their new ideas and skills, and will reward their creative inspirations. Hobbyists, inventors, enthusiasts, artists and students of all ages who enter the Design Challenge are eligible for one of several prizes.
An exciting new entrepreneurial pitch contest is coming to this year’s fourth-annual festival. Entrepreneurs are invited to join us Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at RCBI Huntington (1050 Fourth Avenue) to pitch fresh business ideas or products to a panel of industry experts and experienced professionals who will offer evaluations and reviews. Entrepreneurs can expect frank assessments about their products’ potential and how they can improve them, avoid pitfalls or perhaps more effectively target them. Winners of the pitch contest will be announced at the festival. You may enter both the Design Challenge and Pitch Contest registering separately for each event by clicking the “Challenger” link, below.
The celebration is open to everyone. In addition to a Design Challenge, the West Virginia Makes Festival will feature 3D Printing, some of your favorite local artists, special exhibits and other attractions. Call 304.781.1675 if you need more information or any assistance in registering.
"Our festival celebrates makers," said Charlotte Weber, RCBI Director & CEO. "It taps into the inventive community of entrepreneurs and innovators so they can interact with likeminded creative individuals."
We hope to see you at the West Virginia Makes Festival!