First Social Enterprise Cohort Launches via RevHubOC and BAI Incubator

First Social Enterprise Cohort Launches via RevHubOC and BAI Incubator

Social entrepreneurship advocate RevHubOC initiates first cohort of prospective ventures within UCI’s Beall Applied Innovation (BAI) Wayfinder Business Incubator.

Irvine, CA, March 2021 | Orange County-based RevHubOC is strategically partnered with Beall Applied Innovation (BAI) at the University of California in Irvine, seeking to merge entrepreneurial for-profit ventures with non-profit sustainability both at home and around the globe. The two innovators have officially launched their first cohort of social enterprise ventures.

Built on UCI’s BAI Wayfinder Business Incubator and meeting within UCI’s COVE facilities, the cohort will be guided by RevHubOC in finding the resources, capital, and expertise the cohort’s members need to accelerate their individual missions. RevHubOC’s President and CEO Stephan Erkelens is focused on shaping the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Orange County first, before venturing into the rest of the state, the nation, and eventually the world at large.

“OC is an emerging sector and economic driver, spawning new jobs where potential millions are being employed to benefit society, the environment, and other valuable causes,” says Erkelens. “Local foundations, churches, corporations, universities, and the OC public sector all encourage innovation here.”

A long-time innovator of the coffee industry, Erkelens co-founded RevHubOC with the support of other seasoned professionals who have a proven track record in charitable giving, business, finance, and social enterprise. Compelled by a unified vision, the group strives to create a better mechanism to fund and sustain social enterprises both at home and around the world. Under this belief, RevHubOC has become a collaborative ecosystem of like-minded individuals where both founders and funders are able to accelerate the impact of nascent social enterprises.

RevHubOC is committed to fostering economic growth and empowerment within the OC community and beyond, creating opportunities and drive systemic change through entrepreneurship.

About RevHubOC |
RevHubOC is coalescing Orange County’s social enterprise ecosystem for greater innovation and impact. Founded in 2019, RevHubOC is a community of investors, entrepreneurs, mentors, and partners that assists in incubating, mentoring, and funding social enterprises to solve global challenges. This ecosystem is designed to illuminate pathways and eliminate barriers to entrepreneurship for under-represented and under-resourced communities, bringing together comprehensive resources to provide people what they need to explore and develop new business ideas.



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