Vanessa Wagner

About Me

Curator of Collisions, Entrepreneurship Advocate, Startup Catalyst As Loudoun County’s Small Business & Entrepreneurship Manager, I focus on supporting small businesses and growing the entrepreneur ecosystem in Loudoun. My previous experience in marketing and program development assists me in communicating the opportunities in Loudoun both inside, and outside of our region.

My blog posts

Please Don't Call Yourself The Silicon Valley Of The _____

Location, Location, Location

Think Startup to Stay Big

Small businesses have the advantage to fail fast and pivot quickly in a direction that responds best to current market demands. This is one of the reasons that more large firms are embracing startups, or creating their own niche project teams to spur innovation.

What can the US Patent & Trade Office do for your startup? Startup Grind DC Fireside Chat with Michelle K. Lee

The United States Patent and Trade Office is most recognizable as an agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks, but at the Startup Grind DC Fireside Chat with Ms. Michelle K. Lee the audience learned about how much the agency does to help the nation's startups.