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So we gave away $22,500 on Tuesday night.

Congratulations to our three amazing winners of the I.e.* Startup Competition! PartyRVA took home $10,000 as the Region’s Best Startup, CodeVA won $10,000 as the Best Social Innovation Startup and Ginger Juice charmed the crowd to win the People’s Choice Award. Thank you to all of our sponsors who made the night possible! And our […]

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PartyRVA is named Region’s Next Best Startup; CodeVA is named Best Social Innovation; Startup Ginger Juice wins crowd-sourced favorite

PartyRVA is named Region’s Next Best Startup CodeVA is named Best Social Innovation Startup Ginger Juice wins crowd-sourced favorite The Greater Richmond Chamber is pleased to announce that PartyRVA was named the Region’s Next Best Startup and CodeVA was named the Best Social Innovation Startup by a panel of judges at the i.e.* StartUp Competition […]

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Thrive, a new interactive way for entrepreneurs to connect, learn and, well, thrive.

We’re lucky. RVA has lots of people ready and willing to assist its entrepreneurs and small businesses. But who has time to track them all down? The Greater Richmond Chamber has now made it easier to find and connect with people you need to meet. Thrive is a new interactive tool designed to help your business get started, get to […]

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Free advice from local entrepreneurs at Trilogy in a Day on April 14th

Remember our Trilogy events from previous years? This year we’re combining them into one night of free advice from successful local entrepreneurs and mentors. Trilogy in a Day is your opportunity, whether or not you’re participating in our 2015 Startup Competition, to capture valuable insight into starting and growing a business from people who have […]

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The Startup Competition is back! Enter by April 20th.

The Greater Richmond Chamber announces its 4th Annual i.e.* Startup Competition, a pitch contest that awards seed money and in-kind resources to the region’s creative thinkers and doers. Intended to last only three years, the Competition returns for a fourth year based on overwhelming feedback and support from the region’s venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. Enter […]

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2014 Startup Competition Finalist Shelfie receives $15,000 from Huggies

Huzzah! Another one of our Startup Competition Finalists has received national recognition for a creative idea. Announced just today, Joy Jones, creator of “The Shelfie,” is one of only eight winners of the 2014 Huggies® MomInspired™ Grant nationwide program. Joy will take home $15,000 in seed money as well as other resources that will help her take her brilliant Shelfie concept to the […]

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C3 Nexus wins 2014 Innovation Award

Their innovative approach to connecting discharged cardiovascular and chronic care patients with caregivers and physicians via wearable monitoring technology landed Nuno, Shaival, Mark and Paul the 2014 Innovation Award. Learn more about C3 Nexus here. The field was competitive though. Dynamic Web Solutions and Helping Hands Affordable Veterinary Surgery and Dental Care were finalists. Learn more […]

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C3 Nexus, Dynamic Web Solutions and Helping Hands Affordable Vets are 2014 Innovation Award Finalists

We created the Innovation Award to recognize emerging businesses in the Richmond Region that are demonstrating “out of the box” thinking and amazing growth, innovation and potential. Applicant companies must be between 2 and 5 years old and headquartered in Central Virginia. There are a growing number of impressive candidates for this award, and honestly, we’ll […]

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VCUarts student wins Go Bike! Design Contest

VCU Sophomore John Sampson has won the i.e.* Go Bike! Design Contest. His original design will be installed atop 30 bike racks throughout the city in time for the 2015 UCI World Road Cycling Championships. John’s wheel-like piece features 75 evenly spaced marks along the edge, which acknowledge both the primary function of the bike rack, as well […]

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