Before officially forming Provito Company, we started our pilot project in the summer of 2014, a business center called Zoseco Coworking. This was built to serve as a hub for entrepreneurs in Valparaiso, Indiana. It also worked as our home office and as an early experiment into starting a small business. From Zoseco Coworking, we began hosting meetups and special events in Valparaiso as a way to connect business and community-minded individuals.
In 2015, we began work on a second coworking space in a neighboring city. It failed, and we learned some important lessons.
In January 2016, we officially incorporated Provito in order to branch into new projects, while allowing Zoseco Coworking to continue serving entrepreneurs and residents in Valparaiso. In February 2016, we started hosting events called the Downtown Professional. These events are to help people in their 20s and 30s make meaningful connections and friendships in our city, while introducing parts of the city to more people. In March 2016, our company took on the eCity project with the city of Valparaiso in order to build on momentum after being titled Google's digital capital for the state of Indiana. In October 2016 we began supporting nonprofits and purpose-driven businesses with fundraising efforts and predictive analysis.
In 2017, we began support of transit and downtown housing projects. We also started work on a conference to support nonprofits grow.
We continue to manage projects in these areas, and are always working to accomplish more.