BIO Accelerator

Innovate. Incubate. Accelerate.

The City of Virginia Beach is offering up to 5,706 square feet of space to lease for Bio Accelerator at the Convergence Center II (277 Bendix Road, Suite 550, Virginia Beach, VA 23452). Space will be available to both startups and small and growing companies. Industry experts will nurture these companies and help them grow in the hopes that they will create new jobs and provide breakthroughs in medicine. View space.

The City has hired Facility Logix, LLC to assist with the daily operation of the space and to offer business development programming for our tenant companies. We will offer services to tenant companies and also to virtual affiliate members.

Space Characteristics

COMPATIBLE USELAB SPACESPACE TYPES
Wet/Dry Labs, BSL-2-Capable Level Lab Space, Offices,
Conference Rooms
150 - 5,700 sf / $ TBDWet/Dry Labs, Office/Conference Rooms
The VaBeach BIO Accelerator is currently accepting tenant applications as we launch our new biotech lab. Please submit this form and we will respond shortly.

Source: Hanbury – Architecture Planning and Resource Lighting

Lab/Office Amenities

  • Electricity, HVAC, janitorial
  • Access to high-speed internet and wireless connection
  • Private conference rooms
  • Kitchen area with beverage service
  • Free parking
  • Business address
  • Fully-furnished office/suite
  • Workroom with copy, scanner, and fax machines
  • Administrative support
  • Mail handling

Floor Plan

Programming

  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Introduction to capital opportunities (VC’s/grants/loans)
  • Sponsorships
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Research collaboration networks (VaBio – Virginia Bio Connect)
  • Access to professional services (accounting/legal)
  • Access to purchasing programs
  • International organization affiliations
  • Talent recruitment/development
  • Virtual memberships
  • Shared services

To be developed


VA Bio-Connect Hampton Roads Regional Hub

The Virginia BIO Accelerator is home to VA Bio-Connect Hampton Roads Regional Hub. Governor Northam and the Virginia Biotechnology Association announced that GO Virginia has approved a grant request to help fund Virginia Bio-Connect, a $3.2 million Statewide industry cluster initiative. The project is a multi-regional collaboration designed to increase connectivity and awareness of the existing programs, resources, and communities in the Commonwealth that support the life sciences industry.

During the two-year grant period, Virginia Bio-Connect will create a workforce development program to connect graduate and undergraduate students in the Commonwealth with Virginia-based life science and biotechnology companies. This will include the coordination of an industry-specific internship program that will enroll 100 students from our community colleges and universities across the state.