Soaring City Innovation Partnership Welcomes Mrs. Martika Brianne Jones as New Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Soaring City Innovation Partnership, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to promoting local economic innovation, infrastructure, entrepreneurship, business and workforce development, research, and education, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs. Martika Brianne Jones as the new Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR). 

Mrs. Jones, founder & CEO of BUP,  brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and an innovative vision to the role, promising to build on the work of her predecessor, Brian Alvarez-Bailey. Her commitment to community engagement, economic development, and business innovation makes her a vital addition to the Soaring City team. 

In her role as EIR, Mrs. Jones will be responsible for executing a wide range of initiatives aimed at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, supporting infrastructure and business development, promoting workforce development and education, conducting research and analysis, and engaging with the community.

“We are thrilled to welcome Martika to the team. Her forward-thinking approach and dedication to promoting economic growth align perfectly with our mission,” said Soaring City Executive Director, Mark Sharpe. “Her experience as an entrepreneur, which includes  participating in Soaring  City’s inaugural Business Accelerator cohort, provides her with a valuable perspective and insight that will enrich Uptown’s entrepreneurial landscape. We look forward to seeing the positive impact she will undoubtedly make on our local economy.”

Mrs. Jones’ proposed vision for her tenure as EIR includes the development of a comprehensive local entrepreneurship ecosystem, facilitating public-private partnerships, expanding job training and educational programs, conducting data-driven research and analysis, and strengthening relationships with key stakeholders. 

The team at Soaring City Innovation Partnership extends a warm welcome to Mrs. Jones and looks forward to a productive and successful partnership.