Danville Joins In ‘Startup Tri-Valley’ Launch

August 14, 2021
This article originally produced and appeared on Danville Patch


Danville Joins In ‘Startup Tri-Valley’ Launch

Could Tri-Valley be the go-to spot for science-minded entrepreneurs? Four local cities and two acclaimed laboratories think so.

DANVILLE, CA — The Town of Danville is pitching in to launch Startup Tri-Valley, a local effort to make the community a hub for companies and entrepreneurs interested in making products based on science and technology.

Danville, Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton have joined forces with local nonprofit i-GATE Innovation Hub and the Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories “to connect founders and innovators to a tightly networked ecosystem of resources built specifically for science-based startups,” Startup Tri-Valley Initiative Director Brandon Cardwell said in a statement. The Startup Tri-Valley website launched last week.

“As the fastest growing sub-region in the Bay area, the Tri-Valley is a great place to start and grow a company. It has the capital, talent, expertise, and resources needed to go from startup to scale, at a fraction of the price of the rest of the Bay area,” said Stephanie Beasly, who chairs the i-GATE board and represents Sandia National Laboratories. “We are delighted to be partnering with our neighboring cities with the aim to build an ecosystem that fosters entrepreneurship and strengthens the local economies.”

Startup Tri-Valley plans to offer networking events and workshops this summer, and share news and resources, according to the statement. It seeks to serve entrepreneurs, founders, businesses or people looking to start a business in Tri-Valley.