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This September, the Virginia Velocity Tour traveled the Commonwealth to shine a spotlight on the entrepreneurs building Virginia’s 21st century economy.

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The Virginia Velocity Tour

Virginia is for entrepreneurs.

Across the Commonwealth, cities and communities are coming together to support entrepreneurs and the businesses they create. The Virginia Velocity Tour will shed a bright spotlight on the Commonwealth’s entrepreneurs and the great ideas that are spurring Virginia's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

We hope that entrepreneurs will make connections that help them grow; investors will find the next great deal in their own backyard country; and leaders across the Commonwealth will about how to best support the innovators of the future.

We look forward to seeing you on the road!

The Velocity Tour Schedule


Applications for the Virginia Velocity Tour are now closed

Check back soon to learn which startups were selected as finalists for the tour.


Connect with early-stage founders from across the Commonwealth

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Schedule and details about the tour are now available.

View the full schedule.

"Entrepreneurism and innovation are key to growth in every part of urban, rural and suburban Virginia. Startup firms are particularly important for building the new Virginia economy."

- Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

"Virginia is the leader in the country in what the future of entrepreneurship is going to look like."

- Ross Baird, founder and CEO of Village Capital

The Hosts of the Virginia Velocity Tour

The Virginia Velocity Tour is a project of Virginia Velocity, a $1 million business plan competition created by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and overseen by the Secretary of Commerce and Trade. The Virginia Velocity Tour is planned in partnership with Village Capital.

If you’re interested in becoming a partner, sponsor, or you'd like to learn more, email