Supporting Innovation and Entrepreneurship

In every corner of this county, businesses are pushing the virtual envelope, trying new things, taking risks and changing the landscape of their world. The power of ideas energizes the entire community in a climate that’s driven by innovation and entrepreneurship—and the FCEDA is here to help fuel that spirit of innovation with connections to venture capital, resources and much more.

Entrepreneurship 101

Almost every month since 2003, the FCEDA has offered an Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County seminar. At these free workshops, representatives from the FCEDA and Fairfax County, the Community Business Partnership, the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, and the U.S. Small Business Administration give helpful presentations on a wide range of topics and issues. More than 5,000 entrepreneurs and would-be business owners have attended one of these sessions. You should, too. Get more information and a complete event schedule, including registration information, here.

The FCEDA Capital Attraction Program

Innovative Fairfax County companies receive millions of dollars in venture capital and private-equity financing  every year. Law firms, accounting firms and banks that specialize in serving the venture community also have a growing presence in the county. The Venture Capital in Fairfax County Fact Sheet can give you all the details.

The FCEDA’s Capital Attraction Program is all about enhancing the county’s visibility as a location for entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. If you are an equity investor or affiliated with a venture capital firm interested in doing business in Fairfax County contact the manager of the FCEDA’s Capital Attraction Program, Anne Rosenblum, by e-mail or by phone at 703-790-0600.