Startup Arlington Partners

Thanks to our partners this year, the Startup Arlington winner gets an unforgettable experience to grow their business in the Washington D.C. region. Here’s a breakdown of the prize package and the companies working with you to help grow your business during your stay in Arlington. 

Arlington Transportation PartnersChasing DragonsMarriott Residence InnMAVA
Rosslyn Business Improvement DistrictSpaces | UVA Darden School of Business (Rosslyn Campus) 

Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP)

Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) transportation will provide expertise and complimentary assistance to the Startup Arlington winner.ATP logo

ATP can help you learn the local transit system, navigate commute challenges and much more. The winning startup will receive: 

  • A 1-year Capital Bikeshare membership 
  • A Preloaded $100 WMATA/Metro SmarTrip card which can be rolled over  
  • Car2Go promo codes for discounted registration 

Chasing Dragons 

Chasing Dragons provides a high-touch, customized experience introducing the Startup Arlington winner to the Arlington community and its resources so that you can better understand where and how to make the most of your stay. 

Chasing Dragons LogoChasing Dragons will provide an area orientation tour to showcase Arlington and our greater metro area for employee livability, fitness, green space and amenities. They will also provide concierge support (up to 10 hours) to enhance your stay — no question too big or too small. 

Follow Chasing Dragons social media which updates our newly relocated clients on iconic Washington DC events, as well as ongoing activities that make living and working in Arlington and our Nation’s Capital so robust and exciting.

Marriott Residence Inn 

With new restaurants, coffee shops and the area’s newest attraction “CEB’s Observation Deck” the Residence Inn Rosslyn is the heart of it all making the most of your stay. Our spacious suites with fully equipped kitchens provide space to work, live and relax. Conveniently located just a few blocks away from the Rosslyn Metro Station provides easy access into downtown D.C. and so much more.  

Residence Inn MarriottStart your day with a variety of morning delights then come join us for our rotational evening social event called “The Mix.” To help stay productive and in touch with loved ones, we offer complimentary wired and wireless Internet as well as a 24-hour business center. Our guest “home away from home” experience begins with our warm and accommodating staff who focuses on providing personalized service, superior cleanliness and comforts to ensure your overall satisfaction.  

  • Stainless Steel Appliances 
  • Plush Queen Size Bed and Sofa Bed 
  • 24-hour Fitness Center + Complimentary Pass to Rosslyn’s Gold Gym 
  • 24-hour Market 


The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) represents the complete spectrum of private and strategic capital investing in high growth enterprises, and those company builders and entrepreneurs doing business in the Mid-Atlantic and around the globe.MAVA logo

For more than 30 years, MAVA has served the full community of companies and private capital to bring together players needed to successfully invest, build, or grow successful businesses and support the life cycle of the company — from start-up to exit. In support of its mission, MAVA brings together capital sources, entrepreneurs, C-Level executives, company builders, industry, and world-class professional partners to encourage the thoughtful exchange of ideas; foster solid business relationships; and provide information on industry trends to help companies gain competitive advantage. 

The Startup Arlington winner will have the opportunity to regularly participate in MAVA’s programming during its stay in Arlington. Participation provides the opportunity for the Startup Arlington winner to build important peer-to-peer connections across function and industry, increase its exposure to investment capital — from angel to growth to later-stage, develop relationships with important corporate customers and strategic partners and garner industry and operational thought leadership.


Rosslyn Business Improvement District 

Welcome to your new home! In the heart of the D.C. area, Rosslyn’s accessible location, prominent companies, contemporary urban design and frequent neighborhood activities drive the business and social interactions that foster a dynamic community and define Rosslyn as a premier urban center. 

Rosslyn’s access is unparalleled. It is the capital region’s most convenient transportation hub offering easy access to the best of the D.C. area. Rosslyn’s location at the nexus of four bridges, five major road networks, three Metro lines and Reagan National Airport provides access to the connections that matter.  

Rosslyn is home to walking and biking trails and the prestigious Marine Corps Marathon. From outdoor movie nights and bars, free concerts, food truck zones and farmers markets, Rosslyn attracts a diverse crowd.  Rosslyn Logo

Residents and businesses alike find themselves at the center of both D.C. and Arlington activities. Our community offers a prestigious location for innovative companies seeking a powerful vantage point, a diverse neighborhood for engaged individuals and a destination for those seeking a unique urban experience. Our combination of height and global brands make Rosslyn the premier skyline of the D.C. area. Redfin has named Rosslyn as one of the top areas in the country for educated millennials and we are a proven location for industry leading companies such as Nestlé, Washington Business Journal, Deloitte, Sands Capital Management, Nestle and CEB which was acquired by Gartner.  

With more exciting mixed-use projects on the way, such as 1401 Wilson, Rosslyn Gateway and Rosslyn Plaza, Rosslyn is truly a neighborhood on the rise.  

Walking along Wilson Boulevard on a weekday afternoon, you are just as likely to encounter a pop-up fitness event in Freedom Park as you are a business lunch at one of the 25 restaurants with outdoor seating.  


Take your creativity to new levels in our uniquely inspired workspace in Rosslyn’s vibrant urban sector. The Artisphere’s sophisticated modern design cultivates an empowering social atmosphere that fuels innovative thinking. At Spaces you’ll be positioned among nationally known corporations while fast transport links connect you to Washington D.C. Here are some of the unique features that we provide: 

  • Weekly networking events during and after hours.  
  • Outdoor terraces with extended WIFI and power for all electronic needs 
  • Onsite wellness room and fitness center 
  • Access to Varidesk East Coast showroom  
  • Community of like-minded individuals Spaces Logo
  • 37,626 FT² Center, 10,047 FT² Business Club 
  • Free access to SPACES locations globally 
  • Free access to 3,000 Regus business lounges globally 
  • Complimentary Wired and Wireless Internet 
  • IT support to keep your tech humming 
  • Onsite Barista and Café 

Whether you’re mind-mapping, meeting, collaborating or crunching numbers, the designer desks, tables, sofas, super-fast WIFI and informal meeting areas provide the perfect place for every business need. So even if you want a quiet desk Monday to finalize the details of your plan, a large table Tuesday to coordinate with your team, a lunch table Wednesday to meet a new client, and a cozy coffee corner the rest of the week to vet potential candidates — Spaces literally has all the spaces you’ll need.

UVA Darden School of Business (Rosslyn Campus) 

Darden Executive Education is a top-ranked, global provider of executive development, dedicated to inspiring and empowering leaders through transformative, participant-focused learning journeys.

From its iconic Grounds in Charlottesville, VA and new state-of-the-art facility in Arlington, to onsite and online engagements, UVA/Darden LogoDarden is well equipped to support students, UVA alumni, corporate and non-profit clients and military and government organizations around the world.    

The Startup Arlington winner will be invited to join the community by participating in an Executive Education program; connecting with mentors, faculty, and entrepreneurship experts through the iLab — a University of Virginia-wide initiative supporting entrepreneurs and innovators both on and beyond the UVA Grounds; and attending workshops and events at the Darden Sands Family Grounds in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, VA.  

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