“The opening of 757 Startup Studios serves as an important milestone in the growth, evolution, and maturation of the Hampton Roads entrepreneurial ecosystem. Never before has our region had so many resources in one space unified by a common goal. ” Hunter Walsh- Program Manager, 757 Startup Studios.
757 Angels and 757 Accelerate are pleased to announce the opening of 757 Startup Studios on May 21st. 757 Startup Studios is located inside the new Assembly campus in
Downtown Norfolk. Hampton Roads native Hunter Walsh has been hired to lead 757 Startup Studios which will provide interconnected, inclusive, and impactful programming for the Studios inaugural 12 tenants. Each early-stage, high-growth company will receive six months of rent-free tenancy, with the ability to apply for another six months if individual company milestones are reached. The Studios space was generously provided by TowneBank, Ferguson, the City of Norfolk, and Cox Communications.
“I am so excited to welcome 12 founders into the Studios and activate a vision that has been years in the making,” said Walsh. The founders will have access to a large network of mentors, investors, subject matter experts, and other resources that come with being a part of the 757 Angels and 757 Accelerate. “Hunter brings exceptional energy and diligence to his role as Program Manager. His previous experience will provide enhanced community connections that will benefit the entire ecosystem”, according to Monique Adams, Executive Director of 757 Angels.
Hunter Walsh is a Hampton Roads native and graduate of Floyd E. Kellam High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Policy and Administration from James Madison University and received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Virginia Wesleyan University. Hunter has led business operations and growth at Cullipher Farm, Inc. and most recently was with the Hampton.
Roads Chamber. Hunter has been recognized as a Millennial on the Move by CoVaBiz Magazine and is a graduate of the LEAD Hampton Roads Signature program. He serves on the Board for the CBDX and the Virginia Air and Space Museum’s Opportunity Program.
About 757 Startup Studios
757 Startup Studios is located within Assembly, an iconic campus for makers and creators in the heart of Downtown Norfolk. The Studios is a vibrant and inclusive community full of energy, inspiration, programming, and resources to support startup companies and founders. In addition to providing rent free tenancy to 12 founders, Startup Studios serves as the regional hub for 757 Angels, 757 Accelerate, the Techstars’ executive director for Hampton Roads, NavalX Tech Bridge, and has a representative from the Hampton Roads Biomedical Research Collaborative. 757 Startup Studios