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Meet Up to Startup

Next Event Is March 27

Meet p to Startup Where entrepreneurs and investors connect

CCI faculty and students interested in commercializing their research are invited to attend a free networking event with venture capitalists.

Aspiring entrepreneurs can connect with leading Virginia investors to hear what they’re looking for, share research, and receive feedback at our Meet Up to Startup sessions. 

Spring events begin in March. Check the schedule.

Casual and business casual dress is appropriate at these informal events. Food and beverages will be provided.

You don’t need to print or bring research material, but do be prepared to discuss your work and its potential, especially if your research is ready for product design or you have a prototype.

Bring a tablet or pen and paper to take notes, and have your contact information handy. Bring business cards if you have them.

Participating Venture Capitalists Include:

Meet Up to Startup Spring Schedule Includes:

  • Central Virginia, Wednesday, March 27, 4 to 6 p.m., University of Virginia: Olsson Hall Link Lab, 151 Engineer’s Way, Charlottesville, Va. 22903

  • Coastal Virginia, Wednesday, April 3, 4 to 6 p.m., Old Dominion University: Webb University Center, Wright room 2nd Floor, 5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Va. 23529

Find Resources to Help Launch Your Startup

Join 757 Accelerate’s 3-month program for access to capital, connections, & customers.

Visit the 757 Accelerate website.

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757 Angels connects qualified investors with vetted companies.

Visit the 757 Angels website.

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757 Startup Studios  is the hub for high growth-high tech entrepreneurs in Hampton Roads.

Visit the 757 Startup Studios website.

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The Innovation Commercialization Assistance Program (ICAP) is a free, intensive startup assistance program targeting early-stage, high-growth potential companies in Virginia.

The goal is to assist startups on their path towards success, and to provide customized support and connection to resources.

Visit ICAP's website.

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Past Events

  • Northern Virginia Node, Feb. 22, 2023. The event was co-hosted by The Cyber Guild, a not-for-profit organization that works to empower cybersecurity diversity through networking, education  and thought leadership.
  • Central Virginia Node, March 22, 2023. Engineering Research Building in the Collaboration Hub, Richmond.
  • Southwest Virginia Node, March 23, 2023. Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.
  • Northern Virginia Node, Sept. 26, 2023. James Madison University, King Hall, Harrisonburg.
  • Central Virginia Node, Sept. 28, 2023, University of Virginia Olsson Hall Link Lab,  Charlottesville
  • Coastal Virginia, Oct. 5, 2023. College of William and Mary Entrepreneurship Hub, Williamsburg
  • Southwest Virginia, Oct. 10, 2023. Virginia Military Institute Preston Library, Lexington
  • Northern Virginia, Oct. 18, 2023. George Mason University Horizon Hall's MIX Room, Fairfax

Venture capitalists at past events included: