Columbus and Phenix City startups receive help

Columbus and Phenix City startups get help

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Leaders in the Fountain City made an announcement that they hope will attract and keep young entrepreneurs in our community.

The RiverCity Foundry in Columbus will launch their "summer startup accelerator" on July 8.

These accelerators prepare future business leaders for the challenges of taking new products and services to the market.

This is part of the Columbus 2025 Enterprising Culture initiative. Chamber of Commerces in both Columbus and Phenix City will work together to help startups develop successful, scalable businesses, especially if they don't have funds for a project.

"We're growing, there's a lot of really great things that are happening in Columbus. We're super excited about it, but in order to sustain that, we have to have opportunities for growth and for jobs," co-founder of the RiverCity Foundry David Hehman said at Thursday's announcement.

This summer startup accelerator will be based out of both "Columbus Makes it" and from the riverfront campus of Troy University. This allows entrepreneurs to collaborate with mentors and experts on concepts and how to pay for them.

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