To date, Next Sparc has participated in and/or led over twenty investment transactions. Each of the companies in our portfolio have business models based on software development or are significantly leveraging technology to thrive in their respective markets. In every case, our knowledge of interactive marketing and internet technologies provided a distinct competitive advantage to these operations.
Len and Nathan are avid cyclists and our friends and families have been affected in one way or another by Cancer. Velosano gives us the ability to leverage our passion to impact Cleveland Clinic Cancer Research! (http://velosano.org). In 2017, the Next Sparc / Robots & Pencils team raised over $50,000. In 2018, we are on track to raise over $100,000.
Through a major gift, Leonard and Kata Pagon have established a new Promising Entrepreneur’s Grant Endowed Fund at High Point University to support students developing business plans, launching companies and seeking funding to move their ideas forward.
The Pagon Fund is designed to provide real-world experience so students can develop their business ideas, increase the probability of success and foster innovation. Through a competitive application process, it also provides undergraduate student entrepreneurs with direct exposure to mentors, investors, and other capital providers.
Next Sparc proudly supports PlayhouseSquare and the revitalization of this important historic area. Next Sparc is a Sustaining Founder and part of the PlayhouseSquare Donor Circle.