EMPOWERING


REGIONAL INNOVATION

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.

Verge Affiliates

Provides vision, strategy, and development resources to help move the region forward
Works with high growth potential, technology startups and their founders to bring new companies, products, and services to market
Provides opportunities for technology companies and the associated professional community to connect, grow, and lead

  Recent Accomplishments

  • 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.