Startup Arlington: Now Open!

Startup Arlington is an award-winning initiative created to promote Arlington as a technology and startup friendly community on a national level.

For a few months, Arlington, VA hosts one startup technology company that wants to build and expand its vision in our backyard. From lodging to workspace to transportation, Arlington invites entrepreneurs to live their dream with support from Arlington, VA and its 2019 business partners

The deadline for applications is Nov. 2 so be sure to apply now!

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Are You Eligible?     

To find out if you are eligible to apply, please see the Official Contest Rules. But most importantly, you must:

  • Be the CEO and/or Founder (OR Co-Founder) of an existing tech company.
  • Be at least 21 years old at the time you complete your application.
  • Be able to live in Arlington County throughout the competition period. 


Here's What to Expect

Step 1: Complete the Application

The application consists of basic personal and company information, assessment of company growth/financial traction and the submission of a business plan and pitch deck.   

Step 2: Filter Applications and Engage Judges

Our team will filter the applications based on an internal scoring rubric. Judges from within the community will provide feedback and a score. 

Step 3: Finalists Are Chosen 

Our team will notify finalists and each one will be asked to prepare a 1-minute video to tell us why your company would be a good fit for Arlington. 

Step 4: Public Voting Opens

This is an open period for the public to vote for the company that they think should be the winner of Startup Arlington! 

Step 5: Winner Announcement

We will notify the winner and send out a press release. 

Winner Lives in Arlington: January – May 2019

Our team will work closely with the winning company to make sure they get the most out of their experience in Arlington - connecting them with the right partners and providing opportunities for you to network with peers, potential clients and investors. 


More Info

For more information about Startup Arlington, please read the Official Contest Rules, our FAQs, the information about our partners and learn more about last year's winner. If you have questions about the program, or wish to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Natalie Monkou. But don't delay! Applications close on Nov. 2 so apply now!



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