Resources by Region

Virginia Startup, Veteran, and Entrepreneurial Resources by Region





Business Development Centre Lynchburg/Appomattox/Altavista/Bedford BDC provides new and existing small business with management assistance, cost effective space, counseling, training, funding and a synergistic environment to encourage the development of local, home grown business
Dominion Energy Innovation Center Ashland Accelerator program enables the growth of high-potential companies with a focus on energy and sustainability solutions. Companies in program receive expert mentorship from a combination of current and former business leaders, including a dedicated mentor from Dominion Energy and one of our other corporate, government, or education partners.
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority Fairfax County Covers how to launch your business in Fairfax County, site selection assistance, capital attraction, and business partner networking.
Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Old Dominion University Hampton Roads IIE offers entrepreneurs at all stages of exploration and growth a range of resources and support for expansion and development.
MACH37 Physical Office – Tysons VA MACH37™ is a start-up accelerator designed to facilitate the creation of the next generation of cyber product companies.
Roanoke Economic Development Entrepreneurial Resources Roanoke Area Resource partners for entrepreneurs and small business owners to utilize and help their ideas and businesses grow and thrive.
SCORE Central Virginia/Hampton Roads/Martinsville/Roanoke/Shenandoah Valley/Williamsburg SCORE’s mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. With the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs since 1964.
Small Business Development Center Throughout the State of Virginia Provides business counseling and educational programs to businesses with 99 or fewer employees.
STARTUP Virginia

Richmond/Charlottesville, Williamsburg/Hampton Roads

In-person and virtual


Startup Virginia supports startups and innovators with an engaged community, holistic programs, targeted resources, and dynamic workspace to help them reach their full potential and positively impact Virginia’s economic landscape.
StartWheel Hampton Roads Focused on growing, guiding and connecting entrepreneurs in order to build a stronger and more innovative economy in our region.
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization All of Virginia The Veteran Entrepreneur Portal (VEP) is designed to save you time with direct access to the resources necessary to guide every step of entrepreneurship.
VA Department of Veterans Services All of Virginia Connecting veterans with entrepreneurship programs, events, and resources. Southwest Virginia The mission of our team and partners is to connect you to entrepreneurial resources. The team of partners include: Virginia Tourism Corporation, Virginia Small Business Development Network, Virginia Community Capital, People Inc., and the Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator.
Virginia’s Gateway Region Colonial Heights/Hopewell/ Petersburg/Dinwiddie County/Prince George County/Surry and Sussex Counties Resources to help you with all the major parts of setting up and running businesses, from site selection to getting support through funding or mentorship/counseling to finding and training employees.
Virginia Tech KnowledgeWorks Blacksburg/Newport News VT KnowledgeWorks provides business formation and growth support services primarily to the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg and Tech Center in Newport News, Virginia.  We engage our extensive network of consultants, mentors, early-stage investors, and professional service providers to help emerging and expanding enterprises maximize opportunities and minimize risks.
757 Accelerate Hampton Roads 757 Accelerate is a selective startup accelerator program providing
founders with capital, connections, and customers.