Last year, United States businessman Curt Richardson and MWM Global Holdings Ltd. owner Meade Malone partnered to organise the BVI Biz Pitch Competition and Business Expo, an event where entrepreneurs had the chance to show off their goods and services and compete for funding and other opportunities.
This year, the two are partnering to start a new venture: Forge BVI, a for-profit shared workspace area and a training facility that will be available to its members.
Mr. Malone announced on March 15 at Forge’s future location at the Tortola Pier Park that the company will open early this summer with some 30 workspaces for entrepreneurs and others who need the facilities.
Forge Director of Entrepreneurial Development Charisse Bowen, who has previously worked for a similar company called Galvanize in Colorado, said Forge BVI will have two locations: one at the pier park and one at Pockwood Pond.
The Pier Park location will be a shared office, while the Pockwood Pond location will serve as a training centre where events can also be held, she said.
Membership fees will vary from those charged to users who only occasionally need a conference room and office facilities, to those who need storage and a permanent workspace, she said, adding that all members will have access to training seminars and other events at the Pockwood Pond location.
See the March 23, 2017 edition for full coverage.