The i.Lab Incubator has been established to support the development and growth of promising seed- and early-stage business ventures. While the primary efforts are dedicated to support of University students and faculty, the i.Lab Incubator is open to the larger Charlottesville community with similar entrepreneurial
business focus. The i.Lab Incubator has been designed to address three objectives:
- Fostering the formation and development of start-up businesses to break even cash flow or significant, third-party investment
- Educating participants about the process of new-venture development in order to improve their potential for future
entrepreneurial success; and
- Creating an entrepreneurial community to give participants the experience of learning through mutual support, a process critical
for successful entrepreneurship.
iLab Incubator Active Ventures Map (2000-Present)
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The iLab Incubator is now open to the larger Charlottesville and University Community. For more information about the application process and policies, please click on the links below. Given the nature of deadlines and the short turn around time, please be aware that the earlier you submit your application, the more attention it will receive. If you have any specific questions about the process, contact MJ Toms, email@example.com.
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Over the eleven years that the Darden Business Incubator has been in existence, approximately 100 companies have participated with nearly 50% continuing to be active companies. A sampling of entrepreneurial ventures that have been supported through Darden's Incubator: