To accelerate innovation, creativity, and economic development across the Shenandoah Valley through the active collaboration of business, government, community, and academic organizations.
We envision the Shenandoah Valley as a thriving, globally-connected ecosystem that attracts, seeds, and grows talent and business.
- Create a shared understanding of and commitment to innovation for the purpose of healthy social and economic growth.
- Improve access to capital for entrepreneurs.
- Create a variety of collaborative spaces, resources & events, both physical and virtual.
- Build a vibrant, diverse mentoring network.
- Develop the capacity to attract, seed and grow new and existing talent and business.
Global Perspective: We recognize that our global interdependence provides inspiration, competition, resources and customers for Shenandoah Valley-based innovations.
Sustainability: We promote sustainability through a triple bottom line that balances people, profit, and planet.
Accountability: As a coalition, we hold each partner (business, academic, government) accountable to keep its commitments in order to achieve results.
Inclusiveness: Our resources and opportunities will be relevant and welcoming to a diverse set of people, businesses and ideas.
Collaboration: We seek to achieve our innovation vision for the Shenandoah Valley by actively collaborating in activities, resources and processes.
Trust: We value trust as the basis for speedily achieving our goals through ethical, balanced, fair, transparent and respectful interactions and decision-making.