Your digital concierge to the region's startup, tech, and biz community

Are you an entrepreneur in search of a co-founder, seeking funding for your business, a startup in search of talent, or a high-growth venture in search of new markets? 

Meet The Hub CVA, built specifically to facilitate those crucial connections. The Hub is Central Virginia’s connector platform for entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses - a free digital concierge for Region 9’s startup, tech, and business community. The Hub’s mission is to cut through the fragmentation of resources and communication and the barriers of walled sites, and to fill data gaps to help its users find the people and things that matter most to them.

The germination of this online community started long before CBIC received its grant of $76.5K from Go Virginia in January 2021 to develop its vision of The Hub. The pandemic only underscored that the need for a remote way to quickly connect individuals to the resources, organizations, and people they needed most was not an option, but a necessity. 

As a known convener in the Charlottesville and Albemarle County ecosystem, CBIC led the effort to secure grant funding, gather community support, and bring together a team dedicated to the success of what became The Hub.

Once launched, The Hub will be open to anyone and everyone who wants to participate in our region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem at absolutely no cost. By creating a simple profile on The Hub, users will have unrestricted access to a variety of relevant-to-them information, an ability to add their business profile, add or pursue jobs on the Jobs portal, share updates with other Hub users, participate in discussions with others in the community, and access relevant and timely news, events and programming in the region.

The Hub will make its public premiere mid-summer 2021. 

CBIC and our community partners will continue to keep you updated on more exciting details about what you can do and find on The Hub and when you will be able to opt-in and get connected!

About the Author
Tracey Greene
Author: Tracey GreeneWebsite: http://CvilleInnovation.org
Executive Director, Charlottesville Business Innovation Council and Charlottesville Angel Network
Tracey's passion for igniting the Charlottesville area’s entrepreneurial and high-tech community is evident by her extensive volunteer roles over the past 15 years, coupled with her current roles as Executive Director of CBIC and the Charlottesville Angel Network, which she founded in 2015. Tracey has served for more than 25 years in sectors including biotechnology, start-ups, trade association and non-profit management delivering results in a variety of roles –communications, public relations, marketing, legal, fundraising, investor relations, technology training, operations, conference and event management, leadership development, and more. Tracey’s enthusiastic community building stimulates personal and group excellence. She is probably best known as an influential connector who seemingly knows everyone and inspires thoughts into action.