The Jay Hurt Hub @ Davidson is a cutting-edge, LEED-certified facility that aims to both connect with and help build a vibrant Lake Norman-area technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship community.
Located at the main entrance to the building and adjacent to the core elements, the Social Commons is where students, faculty, coworkers and technology tenants of the building will naturally gather for healthy beverages, hang out, and collaborate. Innovation depends greatly on the serendipitous interaction of entrepreneurs that will occur as users move through this central gathering zone. Connecting companies, community partners, and the college in a world-class collaborative space.
The VanDeman Innovation Lab anchors the facility and supports the college’s primary uses. It serves as the home for the college’s innovation, entrepreneurship, and emerging technology programs. Included is this area are spaces like the innovation classroom for engaging students in real-world problem solving through the R+D ² Program and exploring digital learning R&D, and The Startup Alley- small, private collaboration spaces for students to work on long-term projects or start their next business venture. All of the spaces throughout allow for open collaboration that are flexible, modular, and tech-forward. The adjacent coworking space offers 15 private office suites and 36 open plan benching seats for local startups, freelancers and entrepreneurs as well as use by Davidson College students, faculty and alumni. The Hurt Hub will bring students, faculty, companies, and community partners together.