A Legacy of Building the Innovation Ecosystem
Since 2015, Activation Capital has deployed over $4M into the innovation ecosystem in Central Virginia. This funding supports the work of organizations that strengthen specific aspects of growing and supporting entrepreneurship. Our affiliate network works together to serve founders across Virginia.
Affiliate Network Members
A member of the GAN, Lighthouse Labs serves as Richmond’s high-growth startup accelerator and runs two cohorts of eight companies per year. Each startup receives $20,000 in non-dilutive funding, expert mentoring, legal and accounting services, and lifetime alumni support.
Startup Virginia provides its incubator members with access to coworking or private office space, a suite of programs and educational sources, access to mentors, and other targeted resources.
Dominion Energy Innovation Center
The Dominion Energy Innovation Center (DEIC) is a private-public partnership between the Town of Ashland, Hanover County, Activation Capital, and Dominion Energy. DEIC provides members coworking space, curated events and resources, and also run an energy-focused accelerator program.
Riverflow Growth Fund
Riverflow Growth Fund embraces high-growth companies led by exceptional teams. The fund invests in seed-stage technology companies disrupting the status quo in healthcare.
757 Collab is a family of organizations supporting founders in Virginia Beach. Comprised of 757 Accelerate, 757 Studios, and 757 Angels, their mission is to provide startups with the customized resources and capital they need to grow. Startups are boosted towards customer traction and revenue using our network of mentors, investors, support services, working space, and lean startup education.