Startup Virginia (SVA) is a nonprofit high-growth business incubator and entrepreneurial hub where innovators can learn, collaborate, and grow. Our incubator serves startup companies that are supported by an expansive network of mentors, investors, corporate partners, and donors. SVA provides holistic programming and dynamic workspace to our member community, as well as free entrepreneurial education that is open to all. By helping entrepreneurs reach their full potential, we are driving innovation and strengthening our region’s economy.
The organization was founded in 2016 by like-minded entrepreneurs deeply invested in Richmond’s innovation ecosystem. In a region of more than four million people between Richmond, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, and the Tidewater area, they 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.