About Us

CIE Partners is an independent Roanoke-based organization promoting innovation and assisting entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations in the western region of Virginia. We began in 2006 as the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship with the mission of assisting inventors and entrepreneurs.  Building on that success, we have added staff, expanded our offerings to include services to nonprofit organizations and changed our name to CIE Partners to reflect our expanded capabilities.  From Charlottesville to Roanoke to Blacksburg, CIE Partners has an available network of resources to accelerate the development of successful businesses and to enhance the operation of nonprofits.
A distinguishing feature of CIE Partners is that we not only provide advice and consultation; we roll up our sleeves and work side-by side with our clients to actively advance their interests.  We tailor our expertise to meet different client needs as we assist in designing and carrying out feasibility, financing, and follow-through activities.
We specialize in working with inventors at the idea stage, entrepreneurs in the start-up phase, and nonprofits at any point of development.
Work with a guide you can trust. That’s CIE Partners.