WELCOME TO THE INNOVATION CENTER

Interact. Incubate. Innovate.

About 1717

Established in 2018, the 1717 Innovation Center is designed to support Richmond’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem; provide a central space for community organizations to learn, grow and connect; and offers programming and skills-based volunteerism opportunities for Capital One associates to support community organizations.  
Located in the heart of Richmond, it is a hub for resources focused on supporting entrepreneurs and community organizations.  1717 is part of Capital One’s Future Edge program, which provides community grants and initiatives to empower more Americans to succeed in the digital economy.
Each floor of the six floors in 1717 features a theme symbolic of Richmond neighborhoods: Manchester, Church Hill, The Fan, Jackson Ward and Shockoe Bottom. The first three floors, leased by Startup Virginia, feature community meeting space, open workspace and offices for startups. The remaining floors are home to an experience design lab, community Board Room, meeting rooms, a mother’s room and open workspaces, as well as a rooftop available for conferences and community events.

 

We’re ready for Virginia, and you, to shine.

For Lovers. And for Entrepreneurs.

About Virginia

Located in the center of the East Coast, between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains, Virginia is the gateway to the South. This is where our country began more than 400 years ago as settlers began the first wave of entrepreneurism.

While Virginia is steeped in history and deep southern traditions, it’s also a progressive, forward-thinking state that encourages new ways of thinking and embraces a strong entrepreneurial community. Last year, Virginia ranked in the Top 5 of the Forbes “Best States for Business.”

But it’s not all work and no play. Virginia is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering endless opportunities for adventure during its four-season climate. From skiing and hiking to cycling and white water rafting, there’s no shortage of activities for taking in the natural beauty of the Old Dominion.

Virginia prides itself on having a vibrant arts community. In the state’s capital of Richmond, inspiring street art abounds, as well as a thriving restaurant and bar scene. It’s currently home to the most craft breweries and wineries per capita in the entire country. Additionally, Richmond was named the second most popular location in the country for millennials to move by TIME; a top tech town by Realtor.com; the South's best kept culinary secret by Garden & Gun; the best river town by Outside; and best place to live by U.S. News & World Report

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