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Venture Development

In our role as an ecosystem development organization, we support entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs) including the VCU Entrepreneurship Academy and diversity, equity and inclusion capacity building through our partnership with the Opportunity Hub.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Capacity Building

Through partnerships with outside organizations, Activation Capital’s goal is to increase the visibility of entrepreneurship as a viable career path through programming and access to a number of resources.  We also plan to design additional support for growth-stage companies past the seed round.

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VCU Entrepreneurship Academy

The VCU Entrepreneurship Academy proposes a new model of delivering 21st century innovation and entrepreneurship skills. Through a new national grant, the VCU da Vinci Center and VCU REAL have partnered with the Jackson Ward Collective and Activation Capital to form the VCU Entrepreneurship Academy which consists of a blended learning environment where students and ecosystem partners learn and work together. Complete our micro-credential courses to earn Credly badges and share on your LinkedIn profile!

We are honored to announce that the Richmond-Petersburg region is a winner of the national Build Back Better Regional Challenge and are thankful for the collaboration that made this transformative grant possible.

Learn more about the award and how it will spark transformational change.