Activation Capital is a leading innovation ecosystem development organization providing social, knowledge, and financial capital to clusters, entrepreneur support organizations, and entrepreneurs – accelerating their progress through development and maturation.
An independent authority of the Commonwealth of Virginia, our mission is to grow life sciences and other advanced technology innovation by promoting scientific research, commercialization, business formation, and ecosystem development that attracts and creates 21st-century jobs and companies.
Operate the 34-acre Virginia Bio+Tech Park – the hub of life science and technology innovations in Central Virginia.
Oversee the Cluster Accelerator for Advanced Pharmaceutical R&D and Manufacturing.
Support the development and expansion of startup ecosystem assets such as Lighthouse Labs, Startup Virginia, Dominion Energy Innovation Center, Riverflow Growth Fund and 757 Collab.
We strengthen life sciences in Central Virginia by addressing needs for space, content and leadership.
Our mission is to grow Virginia’s community of advanced tech entrepreneurs and empower them to solve the world’s toughest problems.
We activate spaces with programming that drives entrepreneur and venture development.
We convene stakeholders and entrepreneurs to foster connectivity, while building and pivoting on tools and methodologies to grow inclusive entrepreneurship.
Flexible Lab and Office Space
Affiliate Organization & EDIF Funding
Diversity and Inclusion Iniatives
Innovation Ecosystem Convener
Activation Capital manages the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park, providing more than 1.2 millon square feet of life science lab space. Residents and virtual members of the Park have many benefits when they join.