DevelopSpringfield is a Visionary Partner of Valley Venture Mentors. Headquartered in Springfield, the organization’s mission is to help create conditions that encourage private development, with a bricks-and-mortar focus and always with an eye toward understanding and meeting Springfield’s unique and diverse re-development needs.
With a focus on strengthening the city’s economic and community development, DevelopSpringfield is collaborating with VVM and other business-focused organizations in the creation of the Springfield Innovation Center on Bridge Street, which will be the new home of Valley Venture Mentors and numerous other local entities. The Springfield Innovation Center (SIC) will be the cornerstone of the city’s Innovation District and was conceived as a catalyst to jumpstart reinvestment, job creation and new development activity while building a community of entrepreneurs who progress their ideas in a supportive space.
According to DevelopSpringfield, “VVM provides vitality to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in western Massachusetts. Valley Venture Mentors offers a fun, supportive environment for creative entrepreneurs to test their ideas and learn how to advance to the next level of business development. DevelopSpringfield is proud to work together with VVM to build a dynamic environment for entrepreneurs to learn and grow.”