The Beaver Valley Hub for Innovation, Venture and Entrepreneurship (B-HIVE) is scheduled to open in winter of 2023 in Beaver Falls.
COMING SOON: Beaver County community members will soon have a place to nourish their entrepreneurial spirit.
Set to open in winter of 2023, the Beaver Valley Hub for Innovation, Venture and Entrepreneurship (B-HIVE) will be located in the building on Seventh Avenue next to Ms. Chicken Shack, which was purchased by the Beaver County Corporation for Economic Development. The B-HIVE building is also conveniently located near the Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls, another valuable local resource.
The B-HIVE will serve as a centralized location where entrepreneurs, small business owners and students can work together and have access to programming and local experts to foster community development. Beaver County is home to nearly 12,000 entrepreneurs and small business owners who need space to run their companies and training and mentorship to help them grow. The B-HIVE will provide the region with much-needed business expertise and co-working space to help entrepreneurs do what they do best: build, transform and innovate.
Currently representatives from the B-HIVE have an open house hour every Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls. Community members are invited to stop in and learn more about the B-HIVE.
Q: What is the B-HIVE?
A: The Beaver Valley Hub for Innovation Venture and Entrepreneurship (B-HIVE) is a place for community members to learn and expand their entrepreneurial spirit in Beaver County.
Q: What does the B-HIVE offer?
A: The B-HIVE offers a centralized location where entrepreneurs, small business owners and students can work together and have access to programming and local experts to foster community development. There will be many available resources including co-working spaces, working stations, a recording station for video content such as for TikTok and Instagram Reels, offices for small businesses and businesses starting out, conference rooms, a yoga studio, trial storefront area for new local products, a digital maker space for people to work on and test out prototypes and more.
The B-HIVE and its partners will offer additional resources and support for community members, such as business development resources, networking opportunities, and mentorship programs.
Q: What is a co-working space?
A: A co-working space is a shared workspace that is typically used by freelancers, entrepreneurs and small business owners. Co-working spaces provide a professional environment for people to work, meet, and collaborate, often at a lower cost than leasing a traditional office space.
Co-working spaces can be a great option for small business owners and entrepreneurs who are looking for a flexible, cost-effective workspace solution.
Q: Is it free?
A: Penn State’s ongoing LaunchBox program will be a part of the BHIVE. LaunchBox education is free, and is funded through Invent Penn State, a Commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation and student career success.
Other B-HIVE services may have a cost, but will be offered at lower rates which are more accessible to new entrepreneurs. LaunchBox and B-HIVE partners such as Geneva College and the Community College of Beaver County will provide additional educational and mentorship opportunities.
Q: How do I follow the B-HIVE updates?
A: You can follow the B-HIVE on Facebook here.
Q: Where is the B-HIVE located?
A: 1317 7th Ave., Beaver Falls, PA 15010 (The building is currently under construction and is expected to open in Fall of 2023.)