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.

RBTC

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.

RBIN

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

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

VTKNOWLEDGEWORKS

VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship worldwide.

NUSPARK

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

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