History

 

Founded in 2013, Opportunity Hub (OHUB) grew to a multi-campus entrepreneurial center in Atlanta, GA that offered coworking and office space, intense entrepreneurship, coding and investment training and programming, a pre-accelerator and incubator. Demand for OHUB’s programs and space was so great in its early stages that OHUB went on to expand to a second location on Atlanta’s Westside in a joint venture with the now late Herman J. Russell. Those two locations had a total building footprint of 17,000+ square feet.

 

OHUB hosted more than 300 meetings and events annually, and more than 15,000 entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and mentors have come through OHUB’s doors to date. Over a four year period, roughly 100 companies have gone through OHUB’s Pre-Accelerator program. Most of those companies are minority-owned businesses, and all are technology-related startup companies. Roughly one-fifth of the companies who have completed the Pre-Accelerator have gone on to become viable companies.

 

Merger

 

OHUB merged with TechSquare Labs in October 2015 to launch a 25,000 s/f technology incubator, corporate innovation lab and seed fund in TechSquare near Georgia Institute of Technology. Tech Square Labs has incubated and supported startup companies that have gone on to raise over $250 million in follow on venture capital and create more than 500 high growth jobs in Metropolitan Atlanta and beyond.

 

Expansion

 

In Q42016, OHUB and Huddle Ventures formed Opportunity Ecosystem (OE) to launch an inclusive innovation, entrepreneurship and investment building platform.

 

OE partners with professional athletes, influencers, foundations, municipalities, colleges and universities and corporations to build diverse and equitable high growth innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems from the ground up.

 

This is accomplished by our early exposure, education and training, comprehensive ecosystem building and capital formation initiatives.

 

Look for an Opportunity Ecosystem in your city and an Opportunity Hub in your neighborhood.

 

In the meantime, learn more about our end to end inclusive innovation, entrepreneurship and investment building platform.

 

Opportunity Ecosystem Presentation by Rodney Sampson on Scribd