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About Us

What makes us different 

The Vernal Innovation Hub is a coworking, incubator center in the Vernal that supports entrepreneurs and new businesses. It provides flexible office space, inclusive amenities, and a supportive environment to foster creativity, connection, and success

Our History

Why we got started

The Innovation Hub evolved from idea to completion despite a downturn in the local economy. Uintah County had the highest unemployment rate in Utah, with 11% unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic and the reduction of oil and gas industries.

The Hub started in 2020, when over 20 community leaders joined together to take a significant step in diversifying an economy heavily reliant on the oil and gas industry. A committee was formed representing 12 area entities in addition to small tech businesses and entrepreneurs. The group recognized the Basin’s future economy must incrementally move to non-energy production job creation by targeting online workforce opportunities, small business creation, and technology-based businesses.

The vision for a Co-Working and Entrepreneur Center received a significant boost in June 2019 when the Governor’s Office of Economic Development solicited grant applications for rural co-working and online innovation centers. The Uin-Tech Committee submitted a grant with renderings and received $223,000 towards construction. With additional funds from the county, city, and Strata Networks (the Basin’s high-speed fiber provider), the Hub underwent a major remodel.

The Hub’s development is a prime example of partnerships between state and local entities to accomplish a community goal.

The Uintah Basin is a diverse economy that delivers innovation and technology to the world. Our mission is to develop technology and innovative businesses by educating, inspiring and incubating local talent and entrepreneurs.

Sydney Millet (Manager, Innovation hub)

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  • Can I enter the facility outside of regular business hours?
    Yes, the Innovation Hub is equipped with an app that allows digital key lock access for monthly members.
  • With Co-working space is there a private area I can make a Zoom or phone call?
    The Innovation center has 3 phone booths commonly used for private work area, members are also allowed to use the small conference rooms when available.
  • What speed of Wifi is available?
    We offer high speed 1G Wifi.
  • How was Vernal hub started?
    The Hub started in 2020, when over 20 community leaders joined together to take a significant step in diversifying an economy heavily reliant on the oil and gas industry. A committee was formed representing 12 area entities in addition to small tech businesses and entrepreneurs. The group recognized the Basin’s future economy must incrementally move to non-energy production job creation by targeting online workforce opportunities, small business creation, and technology-based businesses.
  • How do I rent a space?
    To rent a space at vernal hub, first, visit our website and browse through our available spaces. Once you have found a space that meets your needs, you can make a reservation by filling out our online booking form or contacting us directly. If you need any assistance or have any questions, our team is available to help you throughout the rental process. At vernal hub, we strive to provide flexible and affordable rental options for businesses and individuals alike, so you can focus on growing your business and achieving your goals.
  • What spaces are available?
    Vernal hub offers a wide range of spaces to meet your specific needs. Our spaces include private offices, coworking spaces, conference rooms, and event spaces. Our private offices come in different sizes and configurations, ensuring that you get the workspace that suits your business' needs. Meanwhile, our coworking spaces are perfect for startups and solo entrepreneurs who need an affordable and flexible workspace. Our conference rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and provide a professional atmosphere for important business meetings. Lastly, our event spaces provide a great venue for networking events, workshops, and seminars. With so many spaces available, we're confident we can offer a solution that will fit your needs. Contact us today to schedule a tour and discuss which space is right for you.
  • Can I host my event at the Vernal hub?
    Yes, you can certainly host your event at Vernal hub. We have multiple event spaces available, including a large conference room and several smaller meeting rooms. Our spaces are equipped with modern amenities such as projectors, whiteboards, and high-speed internet to ensure that your event runs smoothly.
  • What conference rooms do you have available for rent?
    2 small conference rooms, and one large conference room that can be reserved by the hour. Free time in these rooms is an additional benefit for paid monthly members. Meeting rooms come furnished with tables, chairs, magnetic white board and large screen TV.
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