About this Hub

This Mason Neighborhood Hub is for people living, studying, and working in and around George Mason University... focusing on current and future innovative projects that help create a more supportive, dynamic, and healthier community.

The main goal for this Hub is to improve communication among Mason faculty, students and staff and its neighbors to facilitate the evolution of innovative projects that benefit both the Mason and surrounding communities.. Feedback from any and all persons affected by a project is encouraged.

To improve communication, the first goal of the Hub is to aggregate profiles of people in the Mason Neighborhood who are directly involved in existing or new innovative projects or might serve as mentors and contributors to these projects.

Becoming Mason Neighborhood members enables one to edit their profile as well as add new posts, comment on other posts, and become a Hub curator.


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  • West Campus Charrette Videos

    Videos from three-day planning workshop on May 22,23, and 24, 2017, to explore various short and long term visions for the Fairfax West Campus and Southwest Sector and its connections to Fairfax City, Fairfax County and the region.

    The workshop, facilitated by Perkins Eastman looked at several aspects of planning, including academic, research and innovation priorities, transportation, facility needs and design issues, partnership models for funding, economic development, athletics, recreation and housing.

    This type of public input-based planning process previously used at the Arlington Campus of George Mason University can be a successful way to ensure that multiple viewpoints are heard in planning for the university’s future.

  • Summer Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program

    When GMU’s Summer Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program kicks off on Monday, June 5, the goal is to foster a collaborative atmosphere where George Mason students and recent graduates gain valuable, real-world business experience.

    Twenty-five students are participating in the inaugural eight-week program at the new MIX@Fenwick space, which was conceived and designed as a collaboration space that supports entrepreneurship, innovation, experimentation, and making.

    Students will explore the commercialization potential for a product or service idea. Working in teams of two to five members, participants will conduct intensive customer discovery around their particular business idea while assisted by experienced instructors and mentors, said Sean Mallon, Mason’s associate vice president for entrepreneurship and innovation, who is overseeing the program.


  • Sean Mallon

    AVP for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Office of the Provost, George Mason University

    Mallon has more than 20 years of investment and start-up experience. Previously, he served as senior investment director for the CIT GAP Funds, a seed- and early-stage technology venture fund within the Center for Innovative Technology. He oversaw a portfolio of more than 100 companies and led new investments in Virginia-based technology companies committed to rapid growth and the development of innovative products and services.

  • Jennifer Passey

    Jennifer Passey has served on the City’s Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

    She has filed her candidacy for the Sept. 12, 2917 special election for the open City Council seat.

    Passey believes that, if elected, she will bring a fresh perspective to the City Council and continue advocating for its residents.

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