Startup Incubator Application

Thank you for your interest in our startup incubator. In order for a company to be considered and participate, they must meet the following criteria:


High Growth Startup or Scalable Services Company

You have a product, service, or vetted business idea that can appeal to and serve a large market with the ability to scale exponentially utilizing technology, manufacturing, or licensing.


Central Virginia Presence

You have a founder or company leader who is located in Virginia and able to be an active participant in our incubator.


Company Size/Maturity

Your startup is in the early stages of growth or your services company is poised to scale. In addition, your founder(s) are committing substantial time to build the company.

One-On-One Guidance

Meet with SVA team to address your specific business needs through regular check-ins

Local + National Resources

Gain access to business tools and platform credits, student intern opportunities, and other key business resources

High-Impact Education

Startup-focused workshops to address business needs and holistic programs to build on leadership skills

Investment Preparedness

Pitch practices, pitch deck feedback, and

individualized fundraising support

Dynamic Workspace

24-hour access to the Michael Wassmer Innovation Center which includes subsidized offices, flexible workspace, and private conference rooms

Community-Building Events

Invited to monthly social events to connect with fellow founders and others in our innovation community

Mentors + Corporate Partners

Meet with subject matter experts and local corporations that provide startup guidance and support

Office Address

Startups can use the Michael Wassmer Innovation Center as a business mailing address

Individual Founder

$100/mo per additional team member

Month-to-month subsidized offices

3-10 team members

Don’t let cost stop you from applying – scholarships are considered for pre-revenue companies and underrepresented founders.

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Tell us a little about your company

What is the current stage of your startup?*
How have you funded your company thus far?*

What are three areas in which you are seeking guidance?*
What type of workspace do you need?*
Scholarships considered for pre-revenue companies and underrepresented founders
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