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 Alliance

Provides vision, strategy, and development resources to help move the tech and biotech region forward.

Helps tech and biotech startups access and leverage critical resources to grow their companies here.

Creates an innovative ecosystem for the technology sector to thrive in the Roanoke-Blacksburg Region through high-quality programming and membership.

  Our Mission

  • Aggressively mentoring breakaway companies through the Regional Accelerator and Mentoring Program (RAMP) – providing facilities, connections, training, ancillary business expansion support, and similar growth-focused resourcing, no matter where you find yourself in the startup pipeline.
  • Proactively securing grant funding to support regional innovators, entrepreneurs, and infrastructure 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.