MERLIST: The Mega Resources List

A Continuously Evolving Project

Formation & Starting Your Company

Starting an LLC or C-Corp

Fundraising, Grants, and Other Startup Money

Investor Fundraising


$50,000 grant for businesses based in Arlington, VA. Must have raised a minimum of $25,000 but no more than $500,000. 

$50,000 grant for businesses based in Fairfax County, VA. Have raised no more than $1,000,000 of startup funding. Have received no more than $250,000 gross revenue in the 12 months preceding the date of application.

$2,500 to put towards education expenses. Must be a high school senior, undergraduate, graduate, or trade school student. Must hold a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Must have an interest in starting a business

$2,500 to put toward business startup costs. Must be 21 years or older. Must be a U.S. resident. Must be planning to start a new business or grow an existing business in a significant way.


Provide Investment for Equity

Free or Provide Grants (Equity Free)