Sales and Marketing

1863 Venture Fund

The goal of this organization is to provide support to minority entrepreneurs in the form of business education and mentoring in areas including marketing, sales, and financial management.

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The Hive

This co-working space is designed to provide support and opportunities for women and minority-owned businesses and was acquired by WACIF in 2021.

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Catalyst

A business accelerator which provides training and support to emerging companies in Central Virginia
CATALYST (434.co)
They provide 9 months of support and $20,000 in grant funding plus technical assistance to tech companies in industries such as software, hardware, biotechnology, and biomedical field.

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Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD)

The OVBD facilitates the use of all U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) programs by veterans, service-disabled veterans, reservists, active-duty service members, transitioning service members, and their dependents or survivors. OVBD oversees Veteran Business Outreach Centers (VBOC), which are designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and resource partner referrals. The SBA has 22 organizations participating in this cooperative agreement and serving as Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC).

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SCORE

SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Since 1964, SCORE has provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs. SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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