The SOVA Innovation Hub is a non-profit organization established in 2020 with investments by Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC) and Microsoft TechSpark.
The SOVA Innovation Hub is sparking economic transformation in Southern Virginia. We are:
Inspiring people to pursue digital careers and entrepreneurship by bringing together business and education partners to offer innovative programs.
A place to work, learn, and experience:
Our state-of-the-art facility in South Boston, Virginia includes a coworking space, a training space, and Microsoft Experience Center.
Visit the Microsoft Experience Center and try out new technology, including Hololens and FarmBeats displays.
We bring together businesses and education partners to inspire digital skills and entrepreneurship.
Receive up to $5,000 to launch a project in your community
Use your own project idea, or one of 9 projects from the ChangeX list of options, like starting a LEGO robotics team or a Repair Cafe. Up to $5,000 per project is available for qualifying projects.
Be one of 10 businesses to pitch for $15,000 in prize money on March 28th
Location: SVHEC Innovation Center in South Boston
Sponsored by Benchmark Community Bank, American National Bank, First Citizens Bank, the SOVA Innovation Hub and other RISE partners.
Entrepreneurship program for middle school, high school, and college students
Students explore self-paced modules and learn to generate, test, and launch ideas for businesses and social ventures.
Tech on Tour – South Boston
Tour the SOVA Innovation Hub, Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, and ProductWorks, network, and hear from a panel of tech industry experts.