RISE Collaborative

RISE Collaborative was created in 2021 to drive the development of a more inclusive and vibrant regional economy in which makers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and service providers interact organically and collaboratively. Our mission is to enhance equity and access to entrepreneurship and innovation for people who have been underserved based on geographic location (anyone who lives, works, or owns a business in Southern Virginia), and for people who have been underrepresented based on race, gender, religion, or other factors. We are doing this by creating regionally-relevant incubator services and accelerator programs that can be accessed at many locations across our service area. 


Service Area

RISE Collaborative serves 15 localities in rural Southern Virginia through a network of hubs and partners. Our service area aligns with the service area of GO Virginia Region 3, which includes:

  • Halifax County
  • Charlotte County
  • Mecklenburg County
  • Lunenburg County
  • Brunswick County
  • Buckingham County
  • Prince Edward County
  • Cumberland County
  • Amelia County
  • Nottoway County
  • Patrick County
  • Martinsville-Henry County
  • Pittsylvania County
  • City of Danville

Contact Information

SOVA Innovation Hub 715 Wilborn Avenue
South Boston, VA 24592
(434) 570-1321

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