RevHubOC and partners premiere the new NorthSTAR OC Collaborative during an event hosted at the California State University, Fullerton.
Fullerton, CA, November 2022 | RevHubOC, a California Social Purpose Corporation, joined many major organizational partners in formally launching their social enterprise effort named the NorthSTAR OC Collaborative at a private event on Wednesday, November 9th on campus at California State University, Fullerton.
The event took place at CSUF’s Fullerton Arboretum. Senator Josh Newman (CA-29th District), who championed state funding for NorthSTAR through the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), spoke at the event. Also in attendance were representatives of partners including 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.
Senator Newman and leaders of RevHubOC and other organizations used the event as a platform for officially announcing the partnership, reiterating the vision, and announcing the appointment of state funding.
NorthSTAR (STAR is an acronym for Systems To Access Resources) is designed to build the social enterprise ecosystem and create illuminated pathways to entrepreneurship for under-represented and under-resourced communities. The collaborative 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.
“I’m excited to see the impact of this funding through the work of the NorthSTAR OC Collaborative in generating more regional economic development and helping people create financial security for themselves and their communities through business ownership,” said Senator Newman. “I hope this is just the beginning of establishing Orange County as the epicenter of social entrepreneurship.”
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.