434 is a long-format accelerator, providing select technology-driven, early-stage startups based in Central Virginia with at least nine months of program support, including:



The 434 accelerator is a multi-stakeholder initiative, thanks to support from the City of Charlottesville, the County of Albemarle, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and private foundations.

Operated out of Venture Central, 434 leverages the resources of the wider Charlottesville and Virginia ecosystem to not only support the select set of high-potential startups in the accelerator program, but also be a catalyst for the community-at-large.



Through the first three years of our program's operation, we have provided over $400,000 in grant funding to 22 startups led by nearly 50 founders

These teams have gone on to collectively create over 115 jobs and raise greater than $25,000,000 in capital and grants — a multiple of over 60x the grant support provided by the program.