FirstOffice Program Announced for JumpStart Community

A version of this post first appeared on Handshake 2.0.

FirstOffice and JumpStart at VT KnowledgeWorks For entrepreneurs interested in co-working, VT KnowledgeWorks has announced a new package – the FirstOffice Program – through its JumpStart Community.

The VT KnowledgeWorks JumpStart Community is a co-working space for start-up companies and businesses.  Located at VT KnowledgeWorks at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, JumpStart is a step up for home office-based entrepreneurs in all industries, but still short of a full commitment to a private office suite.
FirstOffice Program – $750

Fundamentals and perks:

  • 4-month membership in the JumpStart Community for up to 3 people
  • work space
  • conference rooms
  • interaction with fellow founders
  • wi-fi
  • coffee
  • $50 gift certificate to the Wikiteria Cafe

Business acceleration services:

  • 3 two-hour strategy sessions with 2 professional mentors
  • market opportunity review
  • product/service differentiation
  • profitability plan
  • 4-month membership in VT KnowledgeWorks

According to Jim Flowers, executive director of VT KnowledgeWorks, “We offer Class A office space, plus all the amenities and perks of a CRC domicile, such as cool conference rooms, easy parking, and seasoned professional mentorship.  And we run a professionally administered blog and social media program to publicize our members.  And, BTW, we are easily accessible from all over town, including the campus, via regularly scheduled Blacksburg Transit bus service.”

You're invited to read the original announcement of the JumpStart Community co-working space, more about the JumpStart Community and FirstOffice Program on the VT KnowledgeWorks site, and register for FirstOffice and the JumpStart Community

For questions or more information, contact Christine Pushaw at 540-443-9100 or via email at [email protected]


VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a self-sustaining not-for-profit subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Foundation, funded through the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual.  Its world headquarters is in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, The Branch Group, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law GroupLeClairRyan, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

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