ICAP Funding Partners
Empower your startup clients to create business models that get funded
ICAP helps early-stage entrepreneurs develop winning, customer-focused business models and go-to-market strategies. We prepare companies for participation in university, regional, and domain-specific accelerators and, ultimately, venture investment. Offered state-wide, ICAP provides Lean Startup-based instructional programs—as conducted by the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program—as well as business counseling services and access to a broad network of subject-matter experts.
A part of George Mason University and the Virginia SBDC, ICAP is part of a state-wide collaborative network that supports startups during the critical initial phases of business development, ensuring that companies make customer-validated market-entry decisions. Our network partners include Virginia-based universities, local and regional accelerators, angel funds, CIT, and other funding groups. Together we are developing Virginia’s next generation of entrepreneurs and businesses.
The Role of Partner Organizations
The role of a partner organization is to promote ICAP to the early-stage technology startups and entrepreneurs in your ecosystem.
Ongoing support and assistance are provided by ICAP, as well as the regional SBDC office, as needed. This includes specific, post-introductory course roadmaps that are continuously updated as companies make progress.
ICAP Promotional Partners
Christopher Newport University
College of William and Mary – Miller Entrepreneurship Center
Eastern Virginia Medical School
George Mason University’s NSF I-Corps Site
Old Dominion University – Strome Entrepreneurial Center
Radford University’s Davis College of Business and Economics
Roanoke College Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurial Innovation
University of Mary Washington College of Business
University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business
University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science
Virginia Commonwealth University