Verge is a catalyst for growing the GO Virginia Region 2 innovation economy, technology and life sciences sectors, and professional communities.
Established in 2020, Verge is the region’s front door for innovators, founders, and funders to connect a growing roster
of companies – both startups and established – with
resources to grow and thrive.
- Aggressively mentoring breakaway companies – providing facilities, connections, training, ancillary business expansion support, and similar growth-focused resourcing. Spring 2021 expansion to allow for an additional cohort of Life Sciences-specific businesses.
- Proactively securing grant funding to support regional innovators, entrepreneurs, and infrastructure investment. During the 2020 pandemic, Verge helped attract $1.3M in outside/programmatic investment.
- Supporting new startups, existing businesses, high-growth opportunities, and the technical talent they all need to reach full potential. Supporting emerging technologies related to blockchain, autonomous systems, cybersecurity, health, and life science industries.