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Meet Up to Startup

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. 

Casual and business casual dress is appropriate at these informal events. Coffee, tea, and pastries 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.

We'll be scheduling our next event soon. 

Past Events

  • The Northern Virginia Node held the first Meet Up to Startup session on February 22, 2023, at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, Va. 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.
  • The Central Virginia Node held a Meet Up to Startup session on March 22, 2023, at the Engineering Research Building in the Collaboration Hub in Richmond.
  • The Southwest Virginia Node held a Meet Up to Startup session on March 23, 2023, at the Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

Venture capitalists at past events included: