Northern Virginia has a long history as a home for some of the nation’s most innovative businesses. AOL, the first company to bring the internet to millions of Americans, was originally based in Tysons. With D.C. as its neighbor, the region has had unique opportunities to lead in innovation for government entities, including in the fields of education, healthcare, and security. Today, the region is overflowing with big data and cybersecurity firms, and is home to countless tech agencies and startups.
Northern Virginia, the penultimate stop on the Virginia Velocity Tour, will highlight the Commonwealth's growing emphasis on technologies assisting cybersecurity efforts and government entities.
The Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington is a highly visible state-of-the-art facility designed to further Virginia Tech's mission to expand its research portfolio in the National Capital Region. A breakfast focused on startup talent development and retention will kick off the tour day. This event is invite-only.
Eastern Foundry is a veteran-owned coworking space and accelerator for small businesses and emerging technology companies interested in working with the federal government.
A lunch at 1776's Crystal City campus will convene business and civic leaders to discuss the strategic plan for growing Charlottesville’s startup ecosystem. This event is invite-only.
MACH37 is America’s premier market-centric cybersecurity accelerator. Their unique program design places heavy emphasis on the validation of product ideas and the development of relationships that produce an initial customer base and investment capital.
Six finalists in the fields of cybersecurity and govtech will pitch on stage at Mach37 at the Center for Innovative Technology for the chance to win $25,000. The event will kick off with journalist Sherrell Dorsey interviewing Ben Jealous, Partner at Kapor Capital and advocate for inclusive entrepreneurship.