The Venture Collaborative

Our Story

Humboldt County is home to many do-it-yourself, boot-strap-a-preneurs.  We are also home to a lot of great agencies, organizations, business owners and colleges that are here to help.  The Venture Collaborative formed from an idea that we are stronger together than alone.

College of the Redwoods collaborates with other resources already available in our community, sponsors events that encourage entrepreneurship and works to offer innovative curriculum and incentives to students that will become the future business owners and leaders of our region.

Each partner is committed to creating a community that supports and honors our next generation of leaders.  It’s in this believe of collaboration that we support change in our community to increase resiliency and relevancy in today’s competitive markets. 

We honor the value past business competitions have had in supporting businesses to launch.  Our story continues these efforts by defining pathways for students to gain skills, make connections and reach their dreams.

Our Purpose

To bring together the ecosystem of workforce, economic development pathways, and education to encourage entrepreneurial thinking and leadership that serves the business community.

Our Vision 

We envision a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem that is inclusive of all sectors.  These will include a qualified thriving workforce earning a living wage, diverse educational pathways including entrepreneurship thinking and leadership.

Our Partners