In 2017, Camoin 310 developed the Economic Growth and Diversification plan for GO Virginia Region 9, which stated:
“Region 9 should support the development and
operations of strong entrepreneurial assistance programs
throughout the region. It should also aim to eliminate
duplication and increase collaboration, while consolidating
operations to obtain critical mass.”
Subsequently, the GO Virginia Region 9 Council along with area economic development leaders collaborated to support the development of a “Venture Hub” concept that includes a physical space or connected spaces with programming and resources for entrepreneurs.
Once the concept was generally understood by the group, Camoin 310 and our partners Catherine Renault, Innovation Policyworks, and Erik Pages, EntreWorks Consulting, were retained to develop a business plan for the “Venture Hub”.
Per the recently completed business plan, the “Venture Hub’s” central role will be to enable connections among entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial resources. A robust regional ecosystem is emerging in Region 9 and its development will be accelerated thanks to the “Hub”.
The “Venture Hub” initiative’s goal is simple: to support more local people in starting new businesses and to accelerate growth of high growth traded sector startups.