ECOSYSTEM COLLABORATION

ODU Innovation Center – Norfolk ODU’s Center for Enterprise Innovation has partnered with the City of Norfolk to open the new ODU Innovation Center – Norfolk at 501B Boush Street. The new center is both a collaboration space and a program designed to build and grow a community of scalable entrepreneurial businesses. The center delivers professionally managed incubation and acceleration assistance along with co-working space for freelancers, creatives, telecommuters, and anyone seeking to join and contribute to the downtown startup community.  For more information visit their website or contact them at (757) 683-7600.

The Strome Entrepreneurial Center opened with much fanfare at ODU in the fall of 2014. The Strome Entrepreneurial Center hosts an aggressive regimen of events and workshops as it creates an entrepreneurial culture, including social entrepreneurship.

The Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is a unique resource which includes several tentacles reaching out to various resources for businesses, industry and entrepreneurs. Fields include the Technology Applications Center, Launch Hampton Roads, The Veteran’s Business Outreach Center, Women’s Business center and the Hampton Roads Procurement Assistance Center.

Norfolk State University Innovation Center – On the Main serves as a business incubator to develop business competitiveness, jobs creation, investment opportunities, infrastructural improvements, global inclusion and participation.

 

CO-WORKING SPACES

Colley Executive Offices management works hard on providing all inclusive, modern, furnished and fully capable offices for business owners at competitive prices.

Gather has panoramic water views and 30,000 square feet of space. This downtown location is Gather’s largest space to date with walking and biking distance to festivals, restaurants, bars and all things arts-related and access to the Tide to get to Virginia Beach quickly. Come to get business done, stay to engage with the community.

Novel Coworking is centrally located in vibrant Downtown Norfolk, Novel Coworking City Center offers clients a convenient base near a host of amenities including MacArthur Center, the Granby Street District, the Slover Library, and the light rail. This four-floor Novel Coworking location includes coworking space, private offices, and state-of-the-art SmartSuites™ for up to 50-person teams.

Percolator is a collaborative, creative community for entrepreneurs, startups, and innovators in the heart of downtown Norfolk, Virginia.  Membership includes workspace, conference rooms, benefits & discounts and events.

Regus allows entrepreneurs to rent an entire office; hire the number of desks you need, for the time you need. Co-working is even available by the hour.

Sleden Market is a creative space for entrepreneurs to establish new street-level business ideas. The market offers a low-risk environment with short-term leases, an accommodating development program, and a community atmosphere that promotes learning and growth.