BY DAN TAYLOR, ENERGIZING ENTREPRENEURIAL COMMUNITIES PROGRAM COORDINATOR, THE HUB
Young and aspiring entrepreneur Vince Moore from Madison, WV reached out to The Hub’s Energizing Entrepreneurial Communities team recently for support with making his vision a reality. His goal is to recruit investors to support this plan.
Vince was recently featured in the Coal Valley News in a story by Phil Perry for his inspiring efforts to help young people steer away from drug use and addiction – here’s a little of what they had to say:
“Moore, who has developed a business plan said that since he was 10 years old, he dreamed of having an arcade-inspired business that would host gaming tournaments, a small laser tag course and at some point, affordable hot food to clientele.
‘I’ve thought about it for 10 years,’ he said. ‘I wanted a place like that as a kid and we had nothing like that. I approached the city council in Chapmanville about doing something like this and they shot me down when I was 16. They said I was too young.’
Armed with a business license, Moore is seeking private investors to review his business plan. He intends to approach the Boone County Commissioners and the Madison City Council – not for financial support, but for a nod of support for his idea and for feedback.”
Working with young people like Vince, on entrepreneurial projects meant to keep young people in our communities, is what the Energizing Entrepreneurial Communities program is all about.