Name of Engagement

Technology Innovation and Economic Development (TIED) involved in community collaboration

Contact Information

Shenandoah Valley Partnership

Contact Details

svp@jmu.edu

Description

The Shenandoah Valley Angel Investors (SVAI) was formed in 2015 through a collaborative effort between TIED, the Shenandoah Valley Partnership and local accredited investors to support technology company formation and growth in the Valley. Preparing students to pitch their innovations for funding is part of the training that will sustain and grow the startup community in the Valley. The SVAI currently has 24 members and has invested more than $3 million in nine companies. One of the companies is a JMU student company.

Involvement

Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

Hburg/Local/VA

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement

Format

Center

On/Off campus

Off campus

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