Based in Orange County, RevHubOC aims to solve global challenges by harnessing the power of social enterprise, equipping and connecting entrepreneurs and investors alike.
Orange County, CA, 2019 | RevHubOC, a budding social enterprise incubator, has formed in Orange County. Envisioning itself as a community of investors, entrepreneurs, mentors, and partners, the company seeks to merge entrepreneurial for-profit ventures with non-profit sustainability.
Spearheaded by President and CEO Stephan Erkelens, the company’s efforts are focused on shaping the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Orange County with the intention of gaining momentum throughout the state, eventually reaching national and international scale.
“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.”
“Plus, innovation and social enterprise hubs thrive within an integrated, streamlined ecosystem,” Erkelens adds. “OC is less complex than its neighbors.”
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. They intend RevHubOC to become a collaborative ecosystem of like-minded individuals where both founders and funders are able to accelerate the impact of nascent social enterprises.
“The ultimate goal is to equip and connect social entrepreneurs and social investors alike,” says Tim Shaw, RevHubOC co-founder and expert in nonprofit management. “We address their joint objective to narrow the divide between the efficiency and scale of pure market-based business models, and the social impact of traditional philanthropic/nonprofit organizations.”
RevHubOC is committed to fostering economic growth and empowerment within the OC community and beyond, creating opportunities and drive systemic change through entrepreneurship.