for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
at Davidson College

Amplify Davidson:
Furthering your business success

Amplify Davidson is a collaborative community initiative, formed through a partnership between the Town of Davidson and the Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship which seeks to support the growth of Davidson small businesses and equip residents to thrive as entrepreneurs.

The initiative aims to ignite the growth of existing small businesses through a multifaceted approach, encompassing skills-based educational programming, access to business consulting, and a commitment to providing underrepresented business owners with subsidized talent.

Additionally, Amplify Davidson is dedicated to preparing Davidson residents for entrepreneurial success by connecting them with the resources at the Hurt Hub and identifying key areas for entrepreneurial skill-building, especially among underrepresented community members.

Together, we aim to amplify the town’s economic growth, while furthering our community’s business success.

What our Clients Say

“I reached out to Amplify for help in formulating a marketing plan for my small business. Through weekly planning and strategy sessions, we were able to define a plan to help me work towards my goals for 2024. Evan and Erin were a joy to work with and they helped me gain fresh perspectives on my target market and professional goals for the year. I highly recommend this program for anyone who is seeking extra guidance and business advice for their growing business!” Karen Anthony, Coaching with Karen, LLC

Three Core Focus Areas

Skill Development

Access to Talent

Business Consulting

SKILL DEVELOPMENT

 Actionable skill-development is a key area of focus for Amplify Davidson. Through the community’s feedback, we have begun to determine relevant learning opportunities to support their business goals. Skills in marketing, adapting to current tech trends, and entrepreneurship fundamentals are initial focus areas, with plans to expand educational offerings in the future. All programs through Amplify Davidson are free to current residents. Learners outside of Davidson are welcome to attend programs at the determined cost.

Check out our Amplify Davidson Classes page to learn more about upcoming learning opportunities or contact Amy Gascon amgascon@davidson.edu.

Access to Talent

Through the Gig-Hub program, we can match you with Davidson College students to complete short-term projects. Add capacity to your team and access talent for short-term projects in order to satisfy needs for data analysis, market research, social media marketing, and more. Gig-Hub student consultants are employees of Davidson College, but receive project assignments and direction from you, the client. We take care of the paperwork and taxes, so you can focus on the gig. 

Please reach out to Keith Varriale (kevarriale@davidson.edu) to learn about subsidized and pro bono Gig-Hub pricing options.

Business Consulting

At The Hurt Hub, we’re not just consultants; we’re builders like you. We’ve been in the trenches, starting and growing businesses of our own. That’s why we’re committed to providing more than just plans and theories. We roll up our sleeves and work alongside you, offering actionable insights you can immediately put into play.

We know the local business landscape inside and out and specialize in cutting through the noise to focus on what will actually move the needle for you. From uncovering hidden inefficiencies to offering targeted, ready-to-execute solutions, we make it our mission to amplify your growth in real-time. Our support doesn’t result in Powerpoint decks; we’re committed to helping you turn your vision into a tangible reality.

If you’re a Davidson-based business, you’ll also be eligible for subsidized and pro bono consulting services through Amplify Davidson. Let’s build something great together—your success is our business.

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