Implemented Creative Ventures

Pickle & Ash; Stuart, VA

The owners of this farm to table restaurant, market, and food truck attended the Evolve Program in 2019. They found local investors and opened in the spring of 2021.

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Berea MakersSpace; Berea, KY

The team that created the Pop Up STEAMshop in Berea, KY wanted to open a maker space. The STEAMshop volunteers created the energy to get the project underway after they worked through the Evolve Program. The Makerspace opened without any public funding and is now expanding to a larger facility.

Apparent Artistry; Logan, OH

Robyn Lindsey prototyped her idea  and staged the company’s debut performance – a mini show that challenged perceptions of dance and theatre during pandemic life. The show brought together dancers from Ohio and the US, with parents, to inspire conversations about how COVID has changed parenting, art, and our overall lives.

New Leaf Marketplace; Nelsonville, OH

Jennifer L’Heureux evolved her Nelsonville Emporium into a new social enterprise. Now it’s the workforce development site of the Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program. SAOP works to prevent sexual/relational violence and substance misuse by providing economic support, housing, and supportive services to those who have been impacted by trauma and/or substance misuse.

Brick City Bread is a passion project that started small during the COVID sourdough craze. Using the Evolve focus on real world feedback and prototyping, a new venture was born. By starting small, Brick City Bread was able to refine recipes and find a niche market without over-investing in equipment or space.

Implemented Creative Ventures

Pickle & Ash; Stuart, VA

The owners of this farm to table restaurant, market, and food truck attended the Evolve Program in 2019. They found local investors and opened in the spring of 2021.

Learn More

Berea MakersSpace; Berea, KY

The team that created the Pop Up STEAMshop in Berea, KY wanted to open a maker space. The STEAMshop volunteers created the energy to get the project underway after they worked through the Evolve Program. The Makerspace opened without any public funding and is now expanding to a larger facility.

Apparent Artistry; Logan, OH

Robyn Lindsey prototyped her idea  and staged the company’s debut performance – a mini show that challenged perceptions of dance and theatre during pandemic life. The show brought together dancers from Ohio and the US, with parents, to inspire conversations about how COVID has changed parenting, art, and our overall lives.

New Leaf Marketplace; Nelsonville, OH

Jennifer L’Heureux evolved her Nelsonville Emporium into a new social enterprise. Now it’s the workforce development site of the Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program. SAOP works to prevent sexual/relational violence and substance misuse by providing economic support, housing, and supportive services to those who have been impacted by trauma and/or substance misuse.

Brick City Bread is a passion project that started small during the COVID sourdough craze. Using the Evolve focus on real world feedback and prototyping, a new venture was born. By starting small, Brick City Bread was able to refine recipes and find a niche market without over-investing in equipment or space.