Employers large and small benefit from the tight knit, entrepreneurial ecosystem that thrives in Central Virginia. From the partnerships embraced by UVA Innovation to assistance for existing businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs at the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center, businesses throughout Central Virginia come together to support the success of the region. This supportive network is exemplified by the partnership between UVA Research Park’s occupants and the Defense Intelligence Agency and National Ground Intelligence Center presences at Rivanna Station.
Other examples of Central Virginia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem include:
- The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce
- The Tom Tom Founders Festival: events twice a year celebrating innovation, entrepreneurship, music, and creativity in Central Virginia
- Events hosted by the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC)
- Entrepreneurial support through the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center, SCORE, Community Investment Collaborative, and HackCville
- Biotech and Beer: hosted by Virginia Bio
- BeCamp: forum for computer engineers to collaborate