Incubator RevHubOC launches NorthSTAR OC Collaborative for building the social enterprise ecosystem and creating illuminated pathways to entrepreneurship for under-represented and under-resourced communities.
Irvine, CA, November 2022 | RevHubOC, a California Social Purpose Corporation, joined many major organizational partners in announcing a collaborative effort named the NorthSTAR OC Collaborative (STAR is an acronym for Systems To Access Resources). The collaborative is designed to build the social enterprise ecosystem and create illuminated pathways to entrepreneurship for under-represented and under-resourced communities.
Collaborative partners include OneOC, the Center for Entrepreneurship at Cal State Fullerton, the North Orange County Community College District, the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, CIELO, Advance OC, the Orange County MultiEthnic Collaborative of Community Agencies (OC MECCA), and the Social Science Research Center at Cal State Fullerton.
NorthSTAR will be integral in pulling together funding, mentoring, and comprehensive resources for social innovators to explore and create new business ideas, develop ideas into viable ventures, and scale ventures into impact-ready, investable social enterprises. The collaborative will also address inequities in startup support and capital through outreach and engagement, business exploration, ideation, and incubation in under-resourced communities. These efforts will expand beyond social enterprises to all forms of new business creation, from small side-businesses to scalable technology ventures.
Programming will include workshops, webinars, Neighborhood Hub centers, trainings, individual mentoring, counseling and navigation, incubation, acceleration, early-stage non-dilutive capital, proof-of-concept funding, and access to investment capital.
About RevHubOC |
RevHubOC is a California Social Purpose Corporation 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 which has incubated 23 social enterprises and established RevFund, Orange County’s first social impact investment fund.