“We’re seeing a trend of technologists and entrepreneurs rising in Monmouth County,” said Chris Pallé who co-founded Vi Hubs with Sean Donohue. “By creating an environment conducive to collaboration, that talent is multiplied. The more people come together, the more innovation we can create. It’s the future of work.” Pallé said a dozen people in over five young companies are now part of Vi Hubs with more joining, including an Israeli tech start-up.
Businesses currently occupying the space include a digital marketing and finance firm, reFresh Advertising, Bricks 4 Kids which teaches children STEM concepts with Legos, and Silas Solutions. Created by teacher Chris Dudick, the virtual reality content firm develops software to help autistic children with social skills.
“Entrepreneurs know they need to connect with others to develop and grow their business,” Pallé said. “Trying to meet people from your home office just doesn’t work. Having space away from the distractions will help, but getting your own office is time consuming and expensive. Making a commitment to an inflexible lease is not attractive for small businesses. An inexpensive, non-commit turnkey desk or private office can make getting out of the home office more accessible to a young company.”
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