EDINBURG – Grindstone Coworking along with the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) has kicked off its second cohort of Hive Effect, an entrepreneur development initiative aiming to help business from the Rio Grande Valley thrive. 

The program is now accepting applications through June 1 and will offer 15 business owners the opportunity to grow their respective businesses through curriculum, coworking and mentorship. 

The program is open to all residents of the Rio Grande Valley. Accepted applicants will receive a six-month membership to Grindstone Coworking, educational classes taught by local business owners, the Small Business Development Center and Hive Effect mentors. 

“We’re proud of what we accomplished with Hive Effect since its launch last September,” Grindstone Coworking and Hive Effect Director Daniel Rivera said. “Our coursework, mentorship and implementation of the coworking concept has helped 10 entrepreneurs achieve great things for their respective businesses and we’re looking forward to introducing a new set of members to our growing community.”

The EEDC Director Gus Garcia Jr. added excitement to the partnership between Grindstone Coworking to make Hive Effect available for entrepreneurs. 

“Small businesses are a staple to helping our economy thrive and with Hive Effect we can help entrepreneurs not only be successful but also contribute to the local economy,” he said. 

For more information about Hive Effect and the application process visit www.hiveeffect.com