The Weeknd has announced he is behind a business initiative to support start-up companies. HXOUSE will content creative from all areas of the music industry.
Abel Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd) said in a statement:
HXOUSE is a next-generation incubator and accelerator that is at the forefront of fostering innovation and opportunity for creative entrepreneurs. We facilitate connections between talent and industry to build mutually beneficial relationships between future talent and current industry titans.
A not-for-profit venture established by la mar taylor, the creative director behind the weeknd/xo brand.
Our mission is to empower young entrepreneurs with the tools, programming, mentorship, network, funds, and freedom they need to activate their talent and translate it into a sustainable career that promotes industry innovation.
HXOUSE will be based in Tesfaye’s hometown Toronto, Canada. Home base for HXOUSE is in the newly constructed Artscape Daniels Launchpad.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 7, 2018
— HXOUSE (@HXOUSE) November 7, 2018