Meet Our Sponsors

The Virginia Business Incubation Association sincerely appreciates the contributions of our sponsors.  Their support allows our organization to promote and encourage a greater understanding of the process of business incubation throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Platinum Sponsors

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The University of Mary Washington Center for Economic Development serves as a catalyst for regional collaboration and cohesion, and for identifying challenges and opportunities to enhance the connections, inclusion, and participatory engagement with and among members of the entire region.  The Center for Economic Development assists with engaging the University of Mary Washington in collaboration with business, government, education, and private partners to affect prosperity in the regional economy by supporting business development through research, education, and support services.  To learn more, visit http://economicdevelopment.umw.edu/.


Gold Sponsors

DIG2COur family of property and casualty insurance companies provides full lines of personal, farm and commercial insurance products across multiple regions of the United States. We’re proud of our heritage, which spans more than 100 years in the insurance business. To learn more, visit http://www.donegalgroup.com/.


Silver Sponsors

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Located on the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Hampton is graced with miles of shoreline and breathtaking water views. The city is literally in the heart of the Hampton Roads region and the center of the East Coast.
Established in 1610, Hampton is one of America’s oldest cities and is also one of the fastest growing cities in the region…a city on the move! Rich in history with small-town charm, Hampton has been recognized by Money magazine as one of the best places to live, as well as a national model for youth development and civic engagement. Stroll the streets of our vibrant, waterfront community and you will quickly see what makes Hampton a great place to live, work and play.  To learn more, visit www.hampton.gov.


vtkwVT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters is in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.  To learn more, visit www.vtknowledgeworks.com.


Bronze Sponsors


The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) creates technology-based economic development strategies to accelerate innovation, imagination and the next generation of technology and technology companies. Created in 1985, CIT, a non-profit corporation, plugs gaps at the earliest stages of the Innovation Continuum – commercialization and seed funding – as it helps entrepreneurs launch and grow high-growth technology companies and create high-paying jobs for the future. To facilitate national innovation leadership and accelerate the rate of technology adoption, CIT creates partnerships between innovative technology start-up companies and advanced technology consumers. Lastly, CIT builds the infrastructure for new innovation economies with expert broadband strategies.   To learn more visit www.cit.org.



Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.   SBA provides assistance primarily through its four programmatic functions: access to capital, entrepreneurial development, government contracting and advocacy.  To learn more, visit http://www.sba.gov/.


scoreSCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for nearly fifty years.Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 12,000+ volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost. To learn more, visit www.score.org


Opportunity Lynchburg

At the Lynchburg Office of Economic Development and the Lynchburg Economic Development Authority, we do business…your business. Whether a Fortune 500 company or an aspiring entrepreneur, we provide the resources to site your business, acquire financing, build your workforce, develop markets and distribute your products. With a strong track record of success, LOED and LEDA direct economic development efforts in the City of Lynchburg and work with development partners throughout Central Virginia. But it is the vibrancy of our community that truly defines Lynchburg. From our highly-skilled workforce and broad-based economy, to our affordable housing, funky shops and restaurants and stunning natural environment, Lynchburg has something to offer for everyone.

We invite you to learn more about us and our community.  To learn more, visit www.opportunitylynchburg.com.



Media Sponsors

new vb logo 2008Virginia Business is the premier statewide monthly business magazine, serving the commonwealth for over 26 years.  The magazine reaches a highly targeted audience of business executives, as well as state and local government leaders.  Virginia Business is Virginia’s source for business intelligence.  To learn more, visit www.virginiabusiness.com.


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Arlington Economic Development is the department of Arlington County Government which is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of an economically vital, competitive, and sustainable community by provided aggressive leadership and superior services to the commercial, visitors and housing development sectors of Arlington’s economy.  Visit www.arlingtonvirginiausa.com.


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