Startup Arlington


Startup Arlington is an award-winning initiative created to promote Arlington as a technology and startup friendly community on a national level. For three months, Arlington, VA will host one startup technology company to build its vision in our backyard. From lodging to workspace to transportation, Arlington invites entrepreneurs from outside the DMV to live their dream and realize the opportunities in the Capital region with support from Arlington County.

This year Startup Arlington has partnered with Kiddar Capital to provide $25,000 in investment capital for a truly remarkable startup to grow its business in Crystal City. But investment money is just the beginning. The Startup Arlington winner will also receive three months of lodging at WhyHotel/The Bartlett — one of the newest luxury pop-up hotel and apartments in Arlington with more than 40,000 square feet of amenities and services, provided by Vornado Realty Trust. Additionally, the winning startup will receive incubator space at 1776 with access to expert mentorship and a powerful network to help the company grow.

But that's not all. The 2017 Startup Arlington winner will win access to the resources, infrastructure and people of a community where remarkable things are happening — Arlington, VA. We’ve even got you covered when it comes to "the extras," thanks to the Crystal City BID as well as your transportation needs, courtesy of Arlington Transportation Partners.


Eligible applicants must represent startup companies outside the greater DC area. See terms and conditions before applying. Applications are due by Jan. 31, 2017.

Startup Arlington Partners


Kiddar         1776        Why Hotel

Crystal City        Arlington Transportation Partners

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Arlington, VA