Community Support

Our region is home to several support organizations whose mission is to cultivate a prosperous technology sector, including the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance, the Lynchburg Economic Development Authority and Virginia Tech’s Office of Economic Development.


The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council is building a technology community that is a catalyst for innovation, inspiration, success and leadership within the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.


The Roanoke-Blacksburg Innovation Network is dedicated to accomplishing the recommendations of the Innovation Blueprint, a roadmap to build the innovation economy within the Roanoke and New River Valleys. 


CoLab is a coworking space, event venue and resource hub for innovation in the Roanoke and New River Valley with over 140 members.


VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship worldwide.


NuSpark is a start-up resource connecting the New River and Roanoke valleys of Virginia with the goal of creating 10 new start-ups and generating $10 million in fund flow within two years.


SCORE offers the nation’s largest network of free, expert business mentors.