About

The Hub of Entrepreneurship

George Mason University entrepreneurship and innovation program designed to enhance the economic development ecosystem, in partnership with local communities and university resources, by successfully educating, advising, connecting and incubating businesses.

Services & Amenities

MEC-Leesburg Incubator

Furnished offices
Short term leases
Professional address
HUBZone eligible
Conference/Training space Specialized Mentoring & Events

SBDC at MEC-Leesburg

Small Business Development Center
Strategic Business Advising,
Growth WheelTM planning tool,
Starting Your Business classes Growth-Business,
Educational & Networking Events

Key Programs

1 Million Cups,
Federal Contractors: Loudoun,
Loudoun Tech Startups

Partners

Town of Leesburg
Loudoun County
Virginia SBDC network
Loudoun Chamber of Commerce
SCORE

Mason Enterprise Center Loudoun

The Mason Enterprise Center Loudoun Business Incubator launched in October of 2011 in Leesburg. Programming began soon after and the Loudoun Tech Startups group was created, growing in 2016 to over 1000 members. Incubator offices filled beyond capacity a year ahead of schedule with a strong community of government contractors in part due to portions of Leesburg being designated as a HUBZone in January 2013. In July 2015 the SBDC in Loudoun merged with the MEC-Leesburg Incubator allowing for enhanced services for incubator members and seamless support for entrepreneurs throughout the lifespan of their business. This combined organization has truly become the Hub of Entrepreneurship in Loudoun County. Next up for the Mason Enterprise Center Loudoun is increased programming geared toward second-stage companies and rural businesses.

Incubator Memberships

46 leased spaces (on 28 offices)

Graduates*

25 total graduates
(since opening)

  • 18 in Leesburg
  • 4 in Loudoun
    (outside Leesburg)

  • 3 outside of
    Virginia

  • Incubator Impact (CY 2015)

    $39.6M Revenue Generated
    $2.6M Investments secured
    $22.7M Contracts obtained

    511 Employees

    2 Companies launched/acquired

    SBDC Clients & Programs*

    82 Clients Counseled
    5 Long Term Clients
    6 Starts

    170 Total Counseling Hours
    30.45 Hours with Long Term Clients

    59 Total Programs/Events 1301 Total event attendees