e2Advisors has been hired by Rowan County, N.C. for an exciting new entrepreneurial initiative: The development of the Rowan County IDEA Center.
The IDEA Center is an unique public-private-academic partnership between the Rowan County Commissioners, the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, the Rowan County Economic Development Corporation, Catawba College and private enterprise with an overall goal of stimulating entrepreneurial and economic activity in Rowan County.
Based in Salisbury, N.C., The IDEA Center is located in the West End Mall and consists of four core offerings:
1) The Venture Lab, which combines entrepreneurial education and training with venture incubation and acceleration.
2) The Co-Working Space, offering fully staffed and equipped professional workspace for part time or full time rental.
3) The Digital Media Production Studio, a fully equipped professional media production facility. It includes both a TV and radio studios, as well as digital production, editing and transmission facilities.
4) The Prototype Factory, a "maker space" enabling small scale production of product prototypes.
Most exciting is the establishment of the Carolina Museum of Innovation, showcasing the long history of innovation in the Carolinas and featuring some of the most exciting new technologies and products in development today.