S2V Spotlight: Interactive 3D
Shenandoah Community Capital Fund’s 4th Startup Shenandoah Valley (S2V) cohort is made up of eight technology or tech-enabled businesses across the Shenandoah Valley. We sat down with each of our participants to get to know more about them as entrepreneurs, and why they choose to participate in the S2V program.
Our next S2V spotlight is on Andrei Dacko. Dacko is the founder of Interactive 3D, and Juice Works 3D, both based in Rockingham, Virginia. Interactive 3D designs and creates interactive augmented, and virtual reality solutions, to help small to midsize businesses articulate their value proposition in a more engaging way. Juice Works 3D is focused on bringing 3D digital design and fabrication to kids through learning centers throughout the Valley. These learning centers serve as after-school, and summer, programs.
As an entrepreneur, Dacko uses his creativity to solve problems and create solutions that “help elevate the well-being of underrepresented groups.” He is part of a tech-focused cohort because he loves implementing design and technology in his problem-solving strategies. He is most excited about being a part of the S2V program because of the connections he will make, “I wanted to connect with a supportive group that understands crazy entrepreneurial spirited people like me, and can help me do what I do better.”
We also asked Dacko a few questions to get to know him better:
How can S2V improve your business?
By providing clarity around the fuzzy stuff, help tease out faulty assumptions, and provide affirmation that I’m headed in the right direction.
Fun fact about you?
As someone born and raised in Canada, I love hockey, Tim Horton’s donuts, and Harvey’s hamburgers and poutine.
What is your favorite restaurant or coffee shop in your town?