Community Partners & Programs

Discover the robust resources available through community partners. From funding to networking to business growth opportunities, these programs can help your business move forward.

Community Partners

Small Business Administration

Small Business Administration

SBA works to ignite change and spark action so small businesses can confidently start, grow, expand, or recover. Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

Loudoun Virginia Economic Development

Loudoun Virginia Economic Development

At the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, we’re here to help build your business. Dedicated to recruiting new business, growing our existing industries and improving our county’s business climate, we’re ready and waiting to provide a wide range of services for your company, whether you’re a start-up or well-established player.

Leesburg

Leesburg

How often do you find an authentic and charming town only minutes from one of the world’s greatest cities? The Town of Leesburg, Virginia, is located just 35 miles from Washington DC and less than 15 minutes from Dulles Airport. Leesburg is the seat of Loudoun County, one of the nation’s fastest growing counties, and the gateway to DC’s Wine Country.

Community Programs

CIT Gap Funds

CIT GAP Funds is a family of seed- and early-stage -investment funds placing equity investments in Virginia-based technology, life science, and cleantech companies, with a high potential for achieving rapid growth and generating significant economic return for entrepreneurs, co-investors and the Commonwealth of Virginia. ​

Score

the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Since 1964, we have provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs.

Leesburg Small Business Events

The Town of Leesburg strives to stay connected to our business community, and we’ve found one of the best ways to do that is through a variety of business events – celebratory, informative, problem-solving, or just networking.

NVTC (Northern Virginia Technology Council)

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the trade association representing the Northern Virginia technology community. As one of the nation’s largest technology councils, NVTC serves companies from all sectors of the industry, from small businesses and startups to Fortune 100 technology companies, as well as service providers, academic institutions, foreign embassies, nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

CIT (Center For Innovative Technology)

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) creates technology-based economic development strategies to accelerate innovation, imagination and the next generation of technology and technology companies.
SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Since 1964, we have provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs.

SBIR/STTR Grant Program (Small Business Innovative Research & Small Business Technology Transfer)

CIT’s Federal Funding Assistance Programs identify and accelerate opportunities for Virginia’s small technology businesses to obtain SBIR, STTR and other government contracts. These programs provides guidance, direction, training and valuable resources to enhance the competitiveness of SBIR/STTR proposal strategies.

Loudoun Chamber Of Commerce Events

Keep up with the latest events offered by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce.

Loudoun Innovation Challenge

The goal of the Innovation Challenge is to promote entrepreneurship and business growth by identifying and supporting companies that are developing truly innovative products and services in Loudoun County.

Dulles Regional Chamber Of Commerce

Keep up with the latest events offered by the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Loudoun Cybersecurity Professionals Meetup

Launched in March, 2021, this Meetup will provide opportunities for cybersecurity professional development and networking for anybody in the greater Loudoun County, VA area.