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Hampton Roads Entrepreneurial/Small Business Providers

Christopher Newport University Small Business Institute
William “Willy” Donaldson
Phone: 757- 594-7836|757-594-7000
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606
The Small Business Institute® (SBI) offers free business assistance to small firms located in the Hampton Roads area.  Teams of senior-level business majors and business minors, under faculty supervision of the SBI Director, provide semester-long business consultation to selected small business and non-profit organizations.

Franklin Business Center
Franklin Southampton Economic Development Inc.
Amanda C. Jarratt President & CEO
Nancy K. Parrish
Small Business Development Manager
Ashley Cotton
Small Business Development Assistant
601 N. Mechanic Street, Suite 300
Franklin, VA 23851 |
Phone: 757-562-1958|Fax: 757-562-0486
Email: info@franklinsouthamptonva.com
Website: www.franklinsouthamptonva.com

The Franklin Business Incubator provides hands-on management assistance, access to financing, and exposure to critical business and technical support services. The Franklin Business Incubator also offers shared office services, access to office equipment, flexible, inexpensive leases, and, expandable space in a four-story, 40,000 square foot, facility in downtown Franklin.

Hampton University Business Incubator
6 W County Street
Hampton, VA 23663
Phone: 757-722-9283|Fax: 757-224-4285
The HU Business Incubator provides space and nurturing services to new and small businesses during their critical early existence. In addition to office space, the Business Incubator provides advice, technical assistance, counseling and other services on-site that are often unavailable to new or small businesses due to their cost and/or the location of their offering.

Hatch Norfolk
Zack Miller, managing director
Hatch is an intense, hands-on, 4 month mentor based accelerator for high growth companies seeking world-class mentoring and reduced operational costs.

Launch Hampton Roads – Business Startup
Opportunity Inc.
Stephanie McCombs, Launch Hampton Roads Program Director
861 Glenrock Road, Suite 100
Norfolk, Virginia 23502
Phone: 757-461-7537 EXT: 340
Launch Hampton Roads is Opportunity Inc.’s grant to provide entrepreneurship training under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation Fund as part of a three region Virginia consortium that includes organizations in Northern Virginia and Richmond.

In Hampton Roads, the program will provide 250 adult and dislocated workers eligible for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) services with comprehensive entrepreneurship training and technical assistance via Old Dominion University, Opp Inc.’s partner.

Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Office of Economic Opportunities – Section 3
Linda Davenport, Economic Opportunities Administrator
Phone: 757-314-2026
Bennie Miller, Jr., Regional Section 3 Coordinator
Phone: 757-314-2062
Section 3 is a means by which U.S. Housing and Urban Development fosters local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency. Section 3 is the legal basis for providing jobs for residents and awarding contracts to businesses in areas receiving HUD financial assistance.

Norfolk State University
Ernest M. Hodge Institute for Entrepreneurship
Dr. Y. T. Shah, co-director
Professor of Engineering
Phone: 757-823-0040
Dr. Macki Sissoko, co-director
Associate Professor, Department of Accountancy, Finance, and Information Management
Phone: (757) 823-8739
“The students entering the Ernest M. Hodge Center for Entrepreneurship now have opportunities that were not available to me when I attended NSU. I am pleased to be in a position to partner with NSU in offering those opportunities” – Ernest M. Hodge

Old Dominion University Strome Entrepreneurial Center
Jim Lant, interim director
University Relations
100 Koch Hall
757-683-3114 (office)
757-683-5501 (fax)
Newly created, the Entrepreneurial Center will encourage, promote and sponsor entrepreneurial competitions for the university.

Old Dominion University Business Gateway
106 Innovation Research Park I
4111 Monarch Way
Norfolk, VA 23529
Phone: 757-683-3729|Fax: 757-683-5041

Hampton Roads Procurement Assistance Center
The Hampton Roads Procurement Assistance Center, located at Old Dominion University, positions area businesses to bid competitively on federal, state, and local government contracts
Technology Applications Center
Jerome C. Brinker, Jr. (J.C.)
Associate Director
ODU Business Gateway
Phone: 757- 683-4249
TAC provides engineering support to manufacturing and service-based organizations.

Veterans Business Outreach Center
Innovation Research Park I
4111 Monarch Way, Ste 106
Norfolk, VA 23529
Phone: 757-683-5505
The Hampton Roads Veterans Business Outreach Center provides business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business.

Women’s Business Center
4111 Monarch Way, Suite 106
Norfolk, Virginia 23508
Phone: 757-683-3729
The WBC offers education, counseling and entrepreneurial training for women to successfully own, operate and grow their small business.

Peninsula Technology Incubator
1100 Exploration Way Hampton VA, 23666
Phone: 757-325-6800|Fax: 757-555-5555
The Peninsula Technology Incubator provides startups with the resources while they implement their business plan and work towards raising capital.

The Retail Alliance Building
838 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 757-455-9338

21 Enterprise Parkway
Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: 757- 262-2000

Virginia Beach
Armada Hoffler Building
222 Central Park Avenue, Suite 1000
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: 757-455-9338

421 N. Boundary Street, Chamber of Commerce
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: 757- 229-6511
SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, is a national non-profit organization whose counselors are volunteer executives who donate their time, expertise, and experience to advise entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Technology Commercialization Center
National Institute of Aerospace
1100 Exploration Way, Room 316
Hampton, VA 23666-6264
Phone: 757-766-9200|Fax: 757-766-2402
H. Milton Holt, president
Duncan E. McIver, vice president
Frederick R. Morrell, technology leader
John Franke, export controls specialist
Charles P. Blankenship, consultant
The Technology Commercialization Center, created and incorporated in Virginia in 1999. is a small, for-profit, business. TeCC won a NASA competition to operate the NASA Mid-Atlantic Regional Technology Transfer Center (RTTC) in February 2001. On March 13, 2009, TeCC was awarded a 5-year contract by NASA Langley Research Center to provide support to the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program.

Tidewater Community College Entrepreneurship Training
Tidewater Community College’s Center for Workforce Solutions
Laura Hanson
Phone: 7578225193
TCC will provide free training in the areas of business planning, sales and marketing, accounting, website and social media development and finance and credit. Other services include mentoring, networking events, workshops and seminars and other specialized training. The Center for Workforce Solutions is a training provider for Launch Hampton Roads, a business start-up program funded by Workforce Investment Act funds from the Department of Labor.

Triangle Business & Innovation Center – Business Incubator

William Bean, webean@wm.edu
5300 Palmer Lane, Ste. 2A – Williamsburg, VA 23188
Phone: 757-221-7825
The TBIC assists and accelerates the successful development and growth of start-up and young companies.  This is accomplished through a carefully designed incubation program of business education, targeted services, networking, and other programs designed to help the entrepreneur.