The Virginia Business Incubation Association (VBIA) was founded in 2000, as a non-stock corporation by Rob Blackmore, Lisa Ison, Harold Garrison, Chris McCollum, David Lohr, Anita Hines, Ron Hudson, and Donna Noble.  The first meeting was held in Lynchburg and the organization officially started at the second meeting in Hampton where officers were elected.  Lisa Ison was the first President of VBIA.  In the beginning VBIA had 25-30 members and quickly began to grow.  The philosophy of VBIA originally was networking and education for business incubation.

VBIA is an organization of volunteers interested in furthering entrepreneurship and small business development in the Commonwealth by providing greater public awareness of the economic benefits of business incubation.



Advancing Business Innovation in Virginia