Social enterprise incubator RevHubOC procures initial offices for housing its incubation program and start-up organizations at UCI’s COVE.
Irvine, CA, February 2021 | Local social entrepreneurs admitted into RevHubOC’s revolutionary incubation program now have a place to ideate, collaborate, and grow together. The Orange County-based social enterprise innovator has obtained office space in the COVE with Beall Applied Innovation (BAI) at the University of California in Irvine.
The COVE will lend RevHubOC and its budding entrepreneurs access to more than 100,000 square feet of event space, meeting rooms, and state-of-the-art technology. These facilities should prove highly conducive to challenging the entrepreneurial mind, which is at the core of RevHubOC’s incubation program.
RevHubOC merges entrepreneurial for-profit ventures with non-profit sustainability both at home and around the globe. President and CEO Stephan Erkelens is focusing the company’s efforts 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 expectation, 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.
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.