(a) Jointly create, publicize, and grow the local chapter of the Virginia Beach - ScaleUP USA Online Federal Business Accelerator along with a federal growth cluster. The Accelerator will provide access to its online Federal Business Accelerator Program and remotely advise the Partner to grow the federal growth cluster. The Partner will provide valuable knowledge and access to the local economy, organizations, businesses, service providers, and startups to build the local chapter and the cluster.
(b) Build federal growth clusters in the regions where the Partner operates (Virginia Beach + Norfolk + Newport News + Chesapeake regions) to help secure additional US federal funding, federally funded jobs, federally funded products or services development, and bring increased competitiveness to regional economies by teaming with appropriate local entities.
(c) Recruit, train, and mentor entrepreneurs, startups, consultants, contractors, for-profit businesses, and not-for-profit organizations to grow in the $10T US federal government marketplace using the Accelerator, the local chapter, and the cluster.