JumpStart your business in a community of 180+ research, technology and support companies in close proximity to Virginia Tech.

Business Assistance

Co-working space at the research park provides space for entrepreneurs in an atmosphere where you are encouraged to take full advantage of the many benefits, amenities plus a mentor-rich environment that is part of our culture. Our JumpStart program is designed to meet your needs at any stage of your business.

JumpStart Virtual Residency:

Although very early stage companies may not need permanent office space, many do need a real street address, an office phone system, and a respectable place to conduct important meetings. The JumpStart Virtual Residency option offers startups the look and feel of a well-established enterprise without the expense of leasing a private office. 

JumpStart Community:

JumpStart Community is a flexible, open-plan and private office workspace in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center. We serve independent business owners and startup founders seeking an office environment in which to work on their enterprises. The JumpStart Community provides access to professional resources and services as well as opportunities for networking and project collaboration among individuals in an open-plan office atmosphere.

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Flexible Leasing Arrangements

Growing businesses that matter is our mission. We are all about moving your business forward and the research park can provide this from co-working space until you are ready to move into your own suite.

The VTCRC's unique leasing structure allows for movement and growth in a way that you won't find anywhere else. Those in the real estate industry call it crazy. You'll call it your dream come true.

Variable Term Leases  Not all leases are created equal. If it is time for you to move into your own suite we'll work with you to find a "short term" or “long term” solution.

Ability to Relocate  Early stage or small companies can move at any time, for any reason, anywhere in the park (that's not currently occupied). We'll stretch or shrink your lease to fit your needs.

Customizable Office Space

For co-working space, JumpStart members can choose from 1) workspace with locker, lockable personal workstation or private office within the community.

If you are ready to move to your own suite and become a tenant...

The VTCRC will work with you to create your ideal operating environment. Is it 5,000 square feet of rolling desks, whiteboard walls and an exposed ceiling? Maybe just one room with a great view of the lake? You decide.

Expansions/Upfits  Update or enlarge your current space. Our team will work with you to coordinate and schedule trusted vendors from around the community.

Create Something New  Set up a new office just the way you want it. Renovate an existing space or talk to us about starting from the ground up: we've got enough land to construct an entire building just for you.

Lab Space  As a research park, we have lots of lab space in our existing buildings. We can acommodate wet labs, dry labs and clean rooms.

Security  We'll rise to your level; just let us know what you need.

Fixed Commodity Pricing Structure

Predictable pricing helps you plan for the future. The VTCRC follows firm guidelines that help keep co-working, and once you become a tenant, lease rates balanced and consistent throughout the park.

CO-WORKING SPACE MEMBERSHIP FEES

JumpStart Virtual Residency

 Membership (First Year) - $900 Annually

 Membership (Second Year) - $1,500 Annually

JumpStart Community

 Membership workspace with locker - $125 Monthly

 Membership lockable personal workstation - $200 Monthly

 Membership private office within community - $325 Monthly

IF YOU BECOME A TENANT

Annual Evaluations  Each year, VTCRC lease rates are adjusted according to the previous year's Consumer Price Index (CPI). This means that cost is not based on demand and is therefore less volatile and more predictable.

Adjustment is on Your Terms   Annual escalations in rent occur on the anniversary of your lease date -- not at the beginning of the fiscal year -- saving you money.

In an attempt to charge all tenants equal amounts per square foot, this aspect of leasing space at the VTCRC is non-negotiable. We do it in your best interest, keeping lease rates as low as possible.

Discounts via community affiliates

JumpStart participants draw on the vast research and business resources of the research park and Virginia Tech. Click here to view the amenities and benefits you will receive.

Best of all... Plentiful parking and it is free!

We also offer a unique benefit: cost effective access to very high speed Internet access. The VTCRC's mission is to "grow businesses that matter." Today, the 180 + businesses at the research park need a greater range of technology systems, and faster Internet access. We provide that! The VTCRC network now delivers 1 gigabit internet circuits to each office suite. This level of connectivity is one hundred times faster than most organizations are using today. Additionally, tenants gain the benefit of scale. Enterprise-class IT services are available at competitive rates, with streamlined ordering and local support.

Not your typical landlord

The VTCRC wants to be part of your success, and we believe we have what it takes to make it happen. We pride ourselves on "growing businesses that matter."

A Great Location  A Tier 1 research university, Blacksburg and the NRV let you have it all.

Unique Connections  The VTCRC is nationally recognized for excellence (member, Academy of Outstanding Research Parks by Association of University Research Parks); let us put our network to work for you.

Technical Expertise  We've been in the business for more than 30 years, but we haven't seen it all. Come to us with your new idea and we'll use our experience to help you see it through.  

Building Bridges, Together  We'll help you establish mutually beneficial relationships with the university and other companies throughout the park. The VTCRC is what we make it, and we'd like to make it a community.

Questions?

Contact: Please call, email or stop by the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center Administrative Office with any questions you may have at 1715 Pratt Drive, Suite 1000.

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