S2V Spotlight: RecRe
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 final spotlight is on Griffin Harrington. Harrington is the founder of RecRe, based in Harrisonburg. RecRe supplies campuses with autonomous rental lockers filled with recreational equipment and household items. Their digital platform enables students to rent items using their student accounts or credit card. Learn more about RecRe here.
Harrington recently returned to his alma mater, James Madison University, to install RecRe lockers around campus. His ties to the Shenandoah Valley drew him to the S2V program, “I became who I am today in the Valley, and feel very connected to the region. I was excited to see from the inside what other entrepreneurs here are building.” Harrington joined the tech-focused cohort to develop connections with people in his industry, “I am looking for guided mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs, but also bridgebuilding with other like-minded tech leaders from the valley.” He is excited to offer advice and feedback to his fellow peers, because to him, this collaboration is the most important part of entrepreneurship.
We also asked Griffin Harrington a few questions about life as an entrepreneur in Harrisonburg:
What is your favorite part about being an entrepreneur?
Being an entrepreneur has shown me how I can create my own life, in every aspect. I find a ton of energy from the daily opportunity of defining what my life gets to be today.
What is a fun fact about you?
I once dunked during an intramural basketball game while I was in school at JMU, and I don’t think any of my entrepreneur endeavors will ever beat that feeling. I peaked!
What is your favorite coffee shop in your town?
When I’m in Harrisonburg, you can find me at Black Sheep most of the day.