SOVA Innovation Hub Blog

Global Entrepreneurship Week in Southern Virginia

  Contact: Jessica Edwards, Dan River Region Entrepreneur Ecosystem Email: jess@danriverecosystem.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK IN SOUTHERN VIRGINIA Southern Virginia to showcase our entrepreneurial ecosystem. Dan River Region, Va. (November 8, 2022) — Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is…

Microsoft grant provides stormwater filtration to South Boston, Boydton, and Chase City

Media Contact: Brian Deurloo, Frog Creek Partners 307-439-9570 Liz Smith, SOVA Innovation Hub 434-570-1312 South Boston, Virginia –The SOVA Innovation Hub ignited a community project using Microsoft funding to help restore and protect the Dan River from the threat of…

SVHEC Career Tech Students Build Better Block Parklet in Downtown South Boston, Virginia

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) is an innovative destination for workforce development and educational degree programs. It is home to the Career Tech Academy, which is part of GO TEC.  If you drive into South Boston, Virginia from…

Tyler Nutter, Manager, NAPA Auto Parts Group – Clarksville Auto Supply

August 17, 2022 We hope you enjoy this interview with Tyler Nutter, who is currently using the SOVA Innovation Hub coworking space to focus on his work for the NAPA Store Technology Council. As a manager in his family-owned business…

What Kind of Coworking User are You?

A coworking space is a place where you can come work alongside other community members. You bring your own device – we provide the high-speed internet and comfortable chairs. At the SOVA Innovation Hub, we have a menu of flexible…

gener8tor Upskilling, the Journey to Gain Critical Skills for In-Demand Jobs

We recently interviewed Cathy, a participant in the most recent gener8tor Upskilling Southern Virginia program. Cathy was unemployed at the start of the five-week program but with hard work and lots of determination, she had a job waiting for her…

Melanie Saunders, Entrepreneur and Educator

Ask Melanie Saunders, the owner of Saunders Safe Driving School, what her advice to aspiring entrepreneurs is and you’ll get words to live by wrapped into a driving analogy. Melanie says “the bumps in the road will lead to smoothness. Things are constantly changing, and…

Tour the SOVA Innovation Hub

This online tour will show you around the SOVA Innovation Hub so you can visit us from the comfort of your home! To start the tour, click the play button. You can sit back and watch the tour as it…

A Young Entrepreneur is Farming Flowers and Supporting Pollinators

Julia Weir took a leap this year amidst a global pandemic, and this young (she’s only 22!) entrepreneur turned her passion into a business by starting Julia’s Cut Flower Farm. She uses organic and bee friendly farming practices to produce beautiful flowers and support our local ecosystem.  …

Ad Nerds Media – Using an Entrepreneurial Spirit to Redefine Performance Marketing

Ad Nerds Media is a full-service digital marketing agency and the first local business to snap up a private office at the SOVA Innovation Hub. Today on the blog we’re spotlighting Brian Rowland-Loftis, Founder & President of Ad Nerds Media, as…