Hampton, Virginia, April 7, 2023 – The City of Hampton proudly announced that StartWheel, a leading organization dedicated to empowering and educating entrepreneurs, will now manage the REaKTOR Technology Innovation Center. This strategic partnership will drive the development and growth of the region’s deep tech, autonomous and unmanned systems, and advanced manufacturing industries.

The City of Hampton recognizes the value of collaborating with StartWheel in leveraging its expertise in entrepreneurship and business relationships. This partnership aims to transform REaKTOR into a cutting-edge technology hub for innovation, providing resources, networking opportunities, and support to local startups and businesses, ultimately contributing to the economic growth and prosperity of the region.

Tim Ryan, an experienced entrepreneur and visionary has been appointed as the Director of REaKTOR Technology Innovation Center. Ryan brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in entrepreneurship and will play a crucial role in guiding the center toward success.

Joining Ryan is Andrew Walston, who will serve as the Associate Director. Walston’s background in business development and innovation management will be invaluable in fostering collaborations and driving the growth of REaKTOR.

Together, Ryan and Walston will lead the charge in positioning REaKTOR Technology Innovation Center as the premier destination for entrepreneurs, researchers, and industry leaders in deep tech, autonomous systems, unmanned systems, and advanced manufacturing. Their combined expertise and leadership will be instrumental in nurturing a thriving ecosystem that supports innovation and fosters the growth of groundbreaking technologies.

Tim Ryan, Director of REaKTOR, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “We are excited to have StartWheel managing REaKTOR Technology Innovation Center. Our proven track record in supporting entrepreneurs and fostering innovation aligns perfectly with our vision for REaKTOR. We are confident that this collaboration will create a lasting impact on the City of Hampton and the region as a whole.”

About REaKTOR Technology Innovation Center

REaKTOR Technology Innovation Center is a state-of-the-art program dedicated to developing and growing deep tech, autonomous systems, unmanned systems, and advanced manufacturing industries. Located in the City of Hampton, REaKTOR is a hub for entrepreneurs, researchers, and industry leaders to collaborate, innovate, and create groundbreaking technologies that drive economic growth and prosperity. REaKTOR’s website is being rebuilt; upon completion, you can visit; reaktor757.org

About StartWheel

StartWheel is a leading organization committed to empowering entrepreneurs by providing resources, education, support, and networking opportunities. Through its extensive range of services and programs, StartWheel aims to foster the growth of innovative startups and businesses, contributing to the region’s economic development.

Media Contact:

Tim Ryan

Director, REaKTOR