CREDITS: EVERGIB, Lovell Productions, Richmond Region Tourism, ShaveFX

WELCOME TO STARTUP VIRGINIA

Startup Virginia is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a long-term, sustainable economy for Virginia. With support from our community partners, mentors, investors and donors, we help entrepreneurs of high-growth startups reach their full potential.

Our Story

In 2016, Startup Virginia was founded by like-minded entrepreneurs deeply invested in Richmond’s innovation ecosystem. In a region of over four million people between Richmond, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, and the Tidewater area, we saw an opportunity to create an incubator focused on helping high-growth, scalable companies. This organization would centralize and better serve the needs of entrepreneurs, investors and the community at large.

Capital One became a founding partner of Startup Virginia through their Future Edge community initiative designed to empower more Americans to succeed in the digital economy.  Capital One purchased the 100-year old tobacco warehouse at 1717 E. Cary Street in Shockoe Bottom and renovated the space which opened as the 1717 Innovation Center in March 2018.

Today, Startup Virginia proudly offers more than 60 startup companies access to a network of more than 120 mentors from the business community, educational programs designed for entrepreneurs, and access to the regional funding network.

Founded and led by entrepreneurs, Startup Virginia will become a bastion of growth for startups in central Virginia and beyond.

This is only the beginning.

Our Team

Executive Director
Communications Coordinator
Program Coordinator

Board of Directors

Co-Founder
CEO / Consult360
Co-Founder
CVA Angels
Co-Founder
Managing Director / Spanish Moss Holdings
Founding Board Member
CEO / Hot Technology Holdings
Founding Board Member
VP, Software Engineering / Capital One

Startup Virginia Supporters

With gratitude, we acknowledge the generosity of our corporate and government supporters who provide funding and support to maintain our high-quality education and event programs.

Founding Partners

National Partners

Community Partners

We are proud to be part of an energetic community that provides access, exposure and opportunities to local entrepreneurs and startups at any stage.

highres_211288582

A co-working space encouraging creativity and collaboration.

activation+capital+logo+tag+SM+rgb

An incubator for Richmond’s innovation ecosystem.

DDyzPUsB

Build RVA is a community makerspace and product incubator.

chamber_rva

A member-based non-profit devoted to the region's success.

Dom Resources Innovation Center

A stem tech start-up providing co-working space and resources.

Screen-Shot-2015-07-29-at-5.39.58-PM_670

A co-working space to meet, network, collaborate, and work.

ll-logo-circle-rgb_orig

A non-profit, mentor-driven startup accelerator program.

NRV

New Richmond Ventures is a venture capitalist group advancing creativity and innovation in Richmond.

display_RVAWorks_New_Logo_7

A joint initiative with the City of Richmond that assists local startups.

Score-Solo

A premier volunteer, non-profit providing free small business advice.

TVF-Logo

A member-based forum for new entrepreneurial ventures in Richmond.

unboundrvalogonew

A non-profit incubator assisting low-income entrepreneurs.

Novel Coworking_orange

A  coworking and office space downtown for small businesses and entrepreneurs.