I  VT KnowledgeWorks


     Office Locations:

2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1000
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone: 540-443-9100
Fax: 540-443-9106



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Software & Internet



    VT KnowledgeWorks is a technology business incubator that encourages and supports inventors, researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors as they conceive, design, launch, and grow companies to financial independence. The organization's incubator is a 45,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg. It features single office space for pre-launch operations, semi-custom office suites and lab space carefully programmed to accommodate modular growth of member companies as they expand, shared conference rooms of various sizes, and a secure server facility.The group's tenants typically fall into one of three categories: start-ups, spin-outs, and ramp-ups. Organizationally, the incubator is a division of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, a for-profit subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Foundation. The annual Tech Transfer Challenge Prize provides $100,000 worth of mentorship and business support services to a winning team of Virginia Tech faculty, staff, students and/or alumni proposing to establish a new venture in Blacksburg, based on Virginia Tech owned technology.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Christine Spalding Member Services Coordinator
    Dr. Richard (Dick) Daugherty Director of Strategic Services
    Jim Flowers Executive Director
    Kenneth Ferris Presidents' Council Moderator
    Lindsey Eversole Global Partnership Manager


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