SoVA RISE Collaborative

SVHEC is proud to partner with the RISE Collaborative to support the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The RISE Collaborative brings together makers, entrepreneurs, and innovators of all backgrounds, interests, and experiences from across the region to support the growth of entrepreneurship and innovation in Southern Virginia. Through programs, events, and online network, entrepreneurs gain a supportive community of peers, direct access to business resource providers, dynamic training and skill-building content, and value-added networking opportunities.

The RISE Collaborative is funded by GO Virginia Region 3 and works collaboratively with the Longwood Small Business Development Center.

Service Area

RISE Collaborative serves 15 localities in rural Southern Virginia through a network of hubs and partners. Resources for entrepreneurs include: