Innovation and Entrepreneurship Organizations
Small Business Development Center
|Virginia Small Business Development Center||The Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides counseling, training, and programs to help propel business owners further down the development pipeline and ultimately grow their business. The Virginia SBDC offers resources and programs such as the Innovation Commercialization Assistance Program (ICAP), International Business Development Program, resources for Retail and Restaurants, and more.|
|The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council|
|RBTC is a member-driven association working to promote the growth of the Roanoke-Blacksburg technology community. RBTC is a business resource for technology entrepreneurs and companies seeking to achieve greater success. RBTC provides programs and services including the Regional Accelerator & Mentorship Program (RAMP), and more.|
For entrepreneurs anywhere in the pipeline, if you are building a technology-based business with high-growth potential then RAMP wants to connect you to regional resources. Their monthly Pitch & Polish clinics can provide valuable feedback on your research or idea if you are early stage.
Regional Entrepreneurship Coalition (REC)
Members of this group include innovation and entrepreneurial organizations from throughout the Roanoke Region.
Virginia Western Community College Entrepreneurial Mindset: Gig Economy Program
Series of workshops for individuals who are participating in, or want to participate in the “Gig Economy”.
Institute for Entrepreneurial Learning (IEL) at Hollins University
Fosters creative and innovative thinking and provides students and businesses with the resources needed to develop an entrepreneurial outlook across all disciplines.
Roanoke College Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurial Innovation (CLEI)
The CLEI “inspires innovation through education” and assists students with discovering their vocational passions and interests.