Ignition’s mission is to create profitable and sustainable businesses, while igniting a passion for entrepreneurship.
Ignition assists a range of startups across the country, from existing businesses looking to grow, to people who simply have an idea. We offer free co-working space for professionals and hopeful entrepreneurs, and tailored programs for dedicated entrepreneurs, with the necessary tools they need to win. We founded Ignition because we recognized that the Hampton Roads area needed a privately governed and financed organization that worked side by side with people to provide them with the experience, resources, and money to create great companies. Starting a business is not for the faint of heart. It takes an acute mental focus and discipline. It also takes a team: no matter how great you are, you can’t do it alone. It’s not about working hard; it’s about working smart to solve the right problems, with the right solutions, surrounded by the right team. Entrepreneurship is a difficult and scary path, one not suited for the faint of heart. It’s a lifestyle and mindset. Entrepreneurs are not born, they are made. We hope to make some at Ignition. Ignition hosts several startup events, education sessions, and competitions throughout the year to raise awareness and empower anyone with the desire to forge their own path through entrepreneurship.