Ignition helps entrepreneurs build great businesses.

The business accelerator by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

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Ignite Virginia welcomed more than 20 startups, raised more than $150K for participants, and attracted more than 200 attendees.

The accelerator for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs find success at Ignition. We host a startup community from college students, to young professionals and experienced entrepreneurs. Ignition invests in startups anywhere in the nation, mentors them, provides an open office space, and takes an active role in supporting their efforts to build a profitable business. We have the diverse staff, experience, and funds to quickly launch a business from scratch; and the experience to know when we shouldn’t. In the end, ideas are worthless. Execution is what matters, and we’re here to execute.On average, we work with between 10 to 30 startups at any given time ranging from pre-seed to Series A. Ignition startups are founded and led by students, community leaders, and regional partners. We work with both new and seasoned entrepreneurs.We have access to a team of talented marketers, designers, entrepreneurs, and technical staff that works closely with founders to jumpstart their idea into a revenue-generating business. Ignition removes barriers and empowers confidence with its experience and connections to ensure a startups' success in taking its vision to market.Ignition is privately financed business accelerator managed by a team of entrepreneurs. We are a 501 (c) 3 business accelerator based in Williamsburg, Virginia, on the penthouse of 1006 Richmond Rd, the Wells Fargo building.

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Ignition delivers amazing results

37 Companies Served 52
companies served
Revenue Earned $734K
Revenue Earned + $150K investment for startups
15 Jobs Created 15
Jobs Created

Since September 2016

Ignition focuses on great results

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The Ignition process

The Ignition process is simple and transparent. It starts with our application, which is needed to schedule a meeting with us. Once we review your application and reach out to you on what the next steps are,depending on the path that is most appropriate for you. Ignition does not charge to come in, work out of our center, and join the entrepreneurial community there.

Here’s how our process works:
1

Complete the initial application.

2

Application is reviewed. We place candidates into one of our plans, or schedule a meeting. Expect to hear back from us in 1 to 2 weeks.

3

After initial meeting, applicant is determined to be a collaborator or incubator; or accelerator depending on the stage of their business and their needs.

4

If applicant enters the accelerator program, they must complete our founder application. A second meeting is held to determine level of investment, goals, and level of participation.

Applicants fall into three catagories:

The goals we have for each applicant depend on the needs of the founder, the business model, and the stage of the business.

Collaborator

Collaborators have just an idea, or are looking for co-working space.

Incubator

Incubators are serious about transforming an idea into a business.

Accelerator

Accelerators are seeking investment and are further along in developing their idea into a business.

Read more about the different programs here

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