The VCU da Vinci Center for Innovation is pioneering a new model of delivering 21st-century innovation and entrepreneurship skills. Through a new grant, the VCU da Vinci Center will partner with the Jackson Ward Collective and Activation Capital to form the ‘VCU Entrepreneurship Academy,’ consisting of a blended learning environment where students and entrepreneurs from…

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5. The Launch We launched The Jackson Ward Collective on September 14, 2020. Within 2.5 weeks, over 150 Black owned businesses found a home within the Jackson Ward Collective (JWC). Membership will reopen in Q1 of 2021. 4. In the News… Leveraging our relationships with various news outlets, we were able to make the connections…

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