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Venture Central

Established in 2021, we collaborate with regional entrepreneurs and business support partners for the advancement of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Central Virginia. 

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What is Venture Central?

Venture Central is a non-profit designed to support our region's vision - to make Central Virginia an internationally respected entrepreneurial community. 

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Venture Central is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Nationally, women founders received less than 3 percent of startup funding in 2020. As of 2021, Black founders received 1.2 percent of startup funding.


We recognize the systemic and structural issues affecting women and people of color in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. We take a proactive approach to engage women and historically underrepresented founders and entrepreneurial ecosystem supporters.

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