Dr. Rodney Sampson, prominent native Atlanta son, announces his investment in the historic 200 Peachtree where he has transformed the former business lounge into his latest start-up, Opportunity Hub.
Opportunity Hub is a collaborative co-working space, expert knowledge repository and funding accelerator located on the second floor of the historic 200 Peachtree event space in downtown Atlanta at the corner of Peachtree and Ellis Streets. Opportunity Hub, the nation’s first and largest minority owned co-working space, aims to be the definitive intersection of innovation, culture and capital.
“Start-ups—as well as other entrepreneurial companies–can access the nearly ten thousand square feet in co-working space, complimentary wi-fi and signature networking events starting at $100 per month. Additional amenities such as dedicated work desks, a prestigious downtown Atlanta mailing address, unlimited garage parking and office support, can be purchased for additional nominal monthly fees. We’re planning over 200 learning based events for 2014,” says Sampson.
As an “collaborative” and diverse space, Opportunity Hub encourages its members to vet and utilize each other’s respective services as much as possible. It is dedicated to attracting and building scalable startups focused on developing consumer products, consumer web, technology (of course) and film/TV, particularly since blockbuster production companies are renting the basement of the building to film movies such as The Hunger Games and Vampire Diaries.
Sharktank Alumni, Southern Culture, will anchor the space’s new food incubator slated to launch in late April by opening a cafe, catering and delivery service. The idea is to pipeline more good products through the retail and consumer channels created by Southern Culture.
“We are excited about this Joint Venture with Dr. Rodney Sampson to bring the fist Opportunity Hub to 200 Peachtree; and equally excited that Rodney has joined 200 Peachtree as a minority partner and stake-holder. His Atlanta roots and perspective on creating diverse and inclusive companies and initiatives benefit our entire organization. Collectively, we are excited to collaborate with Opportunity Hub to compliment Atlanta’s startup and investment culture and create jobs that bring value to the region,” says Robert Galanti, lead investor in Davidson’s Downtown, the holding company of 200 Peachtree.
Opportunity Hub has some exciting launches planned for for 2014 including its #500founders equity based crowdfunding campaign, opportunity.ACCELERATOR, opportunity.VENTURES and opportunity.HOUSING.