Foundry Collective helps rural communities create and operate Main Street Entrepreneurial Centers providing resources to innovators and small businesses. It envisions Rural communities with strong, vibrant, and creative entrepreneurial ecosystems that contribute to improved prosperity and enjoyment of life.
Foundry Collective works to promote inclusive and equitable entrepreneurship by providing places where ideas take root and flourish. These locations are called many things; incubators, business centers, accelerators, maker-spaces, entrepreneurship centers, and more. Regardless of the name, they share a common objective: Provide access to education, mentorship, networking, capital, culture, and community.
A sizable challenge is to ensure that these centers of innovation are sustainable, long-lasting, and provide ongoing support and services. Finding pathways to create locally operated spaces which reflect each community’s unique culture is our ultimate goal. https://www.foundrycollective.org/