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Start-Up Competition 2014 Submissions

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    Talented Neighbors

    Category: Services

    
    

    Visit Us at www.talentedneighbors.com We are entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs! At Talented Neighbors, we are always working hard to make running your business easier. From bidding on potential projects, to simply having a free (no hosting or building cost) website that can show your business, we are here to help. As entrepreneurs ourselves, we understand that it's hard enough to run a business without the hassle of thinking about online logistics. Essentially, Talented Neighbors is here for the entrepreneur. Our role is to help accomplish the following:
    • Build a community of local, talented, and eager entrepreneurs.
    • Provide a free platform where sellers can showcase their products and/or services via a built-in a photo gallery.
    • Allow service providers to browse through an array of talents where you can select and display your talents, increasing their marketability.
    • Provide a platform for communicating with potential customers.
    • Through a workbench, allow ongoing communication with current clients so that everybody is on the same page when service is finalized.
    • Enable sellers to take online payments and hold sales tax for products sold.
    • Allow sellers to display feedback from orders that you have delivered/serviced and allow potential buyers to see said feedback without paying a fee.
    • Store inventory information and product builds, allowing for clean and accurate reporting.
    Talented Neighbors is the local entrepreneur's partner platform for success.

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    Hair of the Dog

    Category: Services

    Hair of the Dog (HOTD) is Richmond’s first ever indoor dog park providing a fun, friendly, and clean atmosphere for you and your dog. Our open floor plan allows for complete transparency so you can watch your best friend romp around. Dogs are supervised at all times so you can relax and be worry-free by reading a book, watching the game, or getting some work done while Fido plays with his favorite doggie friends. You can even enjoy one of the local brews we have on tap. You and your dog will be thankful to escape the snow or the heat. And you’ll never miss out on amazing weather because our floor-to-ceiling windows open up to the outdoors. Join us in helping our awesome RVA dogs have a great time while we have fun doing the things we love as well! Join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HairOfTheDogRVA

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    Indie Lab

    Category: Services

    An independent coworking space for people who want to do science but don't have a place to do it. The Indie Lab will be a communal location for all the -ologies to gather, swap ideas, and create experiments/products using shared lab equipment. We welcome anyone with a passion for creativity, collaboration, and crazy awesome DIY science. Come join the communal experiment!

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    MAKE.love...

    Category: Services

    Virginia is for lovers, Richmond is where we MAKE.love... Our personal consultation services help couples connect to local businesses, attractions, activities or creative ventures to build relationships with each other within the community. Couples approach Richmond and each other with beginner’s mind as businesses reach the couples market and couples reach businesses. Since couples need support, MAKE.love... curates unique experiences to solve the “what are we doing” date night conundrum or workshops, mediates and coaches couples’ challenges. Through monthly member events, themed parties and creative workshops, your locally sourced love will grow with Richmond through us.

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    CREO CORPS

    Category: Services

    CREO CORPS aids and accelerates the success of Richmond’s creative community of makers, designers, and artists. Our brick and mortar space provides access to a comprehensive makerspace, engaging educational programming, and a network of makers. Our makerspace includes analog and digital tools for making, prototyping, and creative experimentation. Our educational programs focus on business challenges unique to handmade and design-oriented start-up companies. Our membership supports one another’s business growth and creative innovation. CREO CORPS is like Skillshare, a coffee house, and your grandpa's workbench all under one awesome roof. CreoCorps.com // @CreoCorpsRVA

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    RVA Card, LLP.

    Category: Services

    RVA Card is Local Richmond's premiere discount and rewards program designed to help the local community thrive! Members show their card at purchase to receive special offers at over 150 locally owned and operated businesses. Businesses enjoy FREE online and print promotional advertising by providing exclusive discounts for members. Nonprofits receive FREE online and print promotional advertising, in addition to risk FREE fundraising support, from the RVA Card network. Find out more online at www.myrvacard.com , on social media @RVAcard, or in pocket guides and catalogs found at partner locations stretched across the Greater Richmond Area.

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    FishTourney

    Category: Services

    FishTourney is the online event management system for fishing tournaments. Gone are the days of outdated websites and mailing in registration forms. The FishTourney app and fishtourney.com provide a set of tools that centralize and empower the angling community by making fishing tournaments more efficient and interactive. While driving engagement with fishermen, we enable organizers to run tournaments from the palm of their hand. In addition to existing tournaments, we work with businesses like tackle shops and marinas to create new tournaments. FishTourney also uses social media to promote tournaments and to encourage users to create tournaments with their friends.

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    Well Pack

    Category: Services

    Well Pack is a service that gives caring friends and family members a way to send products to loved ones in order to help them recover from illness and be well. We deliver to hospitals, treatment centers, rehabilitation facilities, and homes, providing care wherever it is needed most.   The first Well Pack product is a care package for chemotherapy patients. Unlike traditional care packages of gourmet snacks and gifts, our packs include tried-and-true palliative products that give cancer patients relief from common chemotherapy side effects and improve their chances of finishing chemotherapy treatment. We have developed partnerships with oncologists and relationships with cancer advocacy groups to raise awareness of Well Pack.   As we continue to validate the market needs, we are planning to roll out care packages for new mothers, as well as those dealing with conditions such as allergies, diabetes, and heart disease. www.getwellpack.com

  • Home Maintenance Management LLC

    Category: Services

    Home Maintenance Management LLC is a full service Home Improvement and maintenance Company. The offer Home service contracts to Home owners that COVER A VARIETY of services. we come out to your home 4 times a year (Quarterly) at any time your home needs any repairs (from unexpected events ) we're here to help. If your looking for a new deck, remodel bath, addition. we're here to assist you with any and all your Home Dreams and Maintenance.

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    Crypt Co Wallet

    Category: Services

    Our mission at Crypt Co Wallet is to provide a user-friendly application that allows consumers to spend their cryptocurrencies (BitCoin, LiteCoin, DogeCoin) at retail locations as if it were fiat money (USD, EUR, GBP). Our company converts cryptocurrencies to fiat currencies at the point of sale and the retail locations receive fiat money. This service isn’t currently offered by anyone. Our application will be free to download, but each transaction will be charged a 1.9% transaction fee. Cryptocurrencies have been steadily rising since BitCoins first hit the market and our company will be the first to solve this market gap.

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    FAWN & COMPANY

    Category: Services

    MY BUSINESS WILL BE A TEAM OF CREATIVES THAT OFFER PERSONALIZED SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS AND COMPANIES IN THE FIELD OF IMAGE BUILDING AND PERSONAL GROWTH ON ALL LEVELS. THIS IDEA STEMS FROM THE NEED TO HAVE A PLACE THAT PEOPLE SEEK OUT TO GROW AND DEVELOP THEMSELVES AS WELL AS THEIR COMPANIES AND EMPLOYEES. I CURRENTLY DO THE MAJORITY OF THESE SERVICES ON MY OWN AND REFER PEOPLE TO OTHERS. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A CENTRALIZED LOCATION (HIVE) WHERE WE ALL COME TOGETHER TO DO GREAT THINGS FOR RVA. THE COMPANY IS GREEN AND PROMOTES AND SUPPORTS RECYCLING AND THE MENTORING OF YOUTH. MY CLIENTS ARE ANY INDIVIDUALS THAT WANT THE MOST INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO ALL ASPECTS OF THEIR APPEARANCE AND PERSONAL WELL BEING FROM THE MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE PEOPLE IN THE BUSINESS. ALL PEOPLE LOVE PERSONALIZED LUXURY SERVICE WITH KINDNESS AND A SMILE. I WANT TO OFFER THIS SERVICE IN MANY AREAS WITHOUT HAVING TO LEAVE THE CITY OR GO ON-LINE. I CURRENTLY REACH NEW CLIENTS BY WORD OF MOUTH OR VIA SOCIAL NETWORKING. THROWING ENTERTAINING AND CHARITABLE EVENTS AND SEMINARS THAT BRING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF THE ENTIRE CITY IS ONE OF MY BIGGEST GOALS. RICHMOND IS GROWING SO MUCH AND I'VE ALWAYS FELT THAT WHEN PEOPLE ARE TREATED WITH LOVE AND RESPECT, THEY ARE OFTEN MORE OPEN TO GROWTH AND CHANGE. * SAMPLE IMAGE INCLUDED *

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    Meet You There, LLC

    Category: Services

    Meetyouthere.co creates event marketing collaborations between small/local businesses and larger organizations who are going after the same dollar. Example 1: eHarmony.com provides a link to meetyouthere.co, members will see a list local businesses hosting events (wine&design, rock climbing). Member A can invite Member B to meet them for a date. People meet organically while enjoying new experiences. Local businesses increase traffic on slower days and have exposure to new customers. Online dating companies provide additional services without deviating from their core business model. Example 2: Weightwatchers links to meetyouthere.co for a “Celebrating Weight Loss” photo shoot with local photo studios.

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    IFINU - If I knew then what I know now...

    Category: Services

       

    9 of 10 people carry a cell phone. The most widely used application for personal and marketing communications in phones is SMS (short messaging server) messaging. IFINU uses this platform to deliver easily digestible, if-I-knew-then-what-I-know-now messages to inspire and motivate 1st year college students in their preferred communications medium.

    Anyone invested in the success of a 1st year college student (or 2nd, 3rd and 4th year, to 1st year law school, business school, medical school, et al), parents, HS college counselors, college administrators, admission, orientation and transition personnel, and wishes to impart learned wisdom of experience and reflection, in an easy and fun format, will love IFINU!    

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    Availendar

    Category: Services

    Availendar.com is open table for the wedding and event planning industry. The system allows wedding and event planners to see and inquire about real time availability calendars for a curated list of vendors - like venues, photographers, caterers, etc. This is a huge time saver for planners and an awesome sales tool for vendors (venues, caterers, photographers, etc). We are a virtual company disrupting the planning industry in NYC first. Most of the owners are based in Richmond. Since Jan 15, 2014 – we have been blasting off.

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    before3 - connecting those who need help with those nearby

    Category: Services

    Solves procrastination. Saves fuel, time, energy, frustration, and money. It's on-demand, location-based hiring and it may do for for spare time what eBay has done for spare goods. ______Before, there was too much wasted capacity. Too much travel for little reward. Too many people crossing paths to do similar work at too distant locations. Too many people who wanted work but could not be easily found. Too many tasks that just did not get completed due to an inefficient protocol for filling excess capacity. ______Now, before3 connects those who need help with those interested, nearby, and available. ______Buyers are now armed with a desktop and mobile app that lets them easily and freely find the help they need on their terms. Service Providers (or Workers) now have a valuable tool, in their pockets, that helps them get more work, nearby, when they have extra time or excess capacity. ______Service Providers download the before3 app and subscribe after peers tell them how before3 has helped them get more work, fill workday voids, and travel less. ______Buyers are drawn to before3 because friends and business associates tell them how they found help that was nearby and available in just a few minutes; that they were abe to outline the price or rate they would pay, the date and time they needed the work done, and, using the speech recognition feature, quickly and easily provide more details about the job or project; that they could see reviews of the Workers that responded as interested; and because it's free. ______The before3 opportunity is global and scalable, solves excess capacity and excess travel for workers everywhere, and just what procrastinators around the world have been waiting for.  

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    Local Yum LLC

    Category: Services

    Local Yum is a start-up focused on using food to connect people and make everyone feel welcomed in the community. Imagine what it will be like if you can remove the divide between the tables at restaurants. The great people you can meet and the new ideas that can be created simply by enjoying a meal with the stranger sitting next to you. Local Yum uses technology to makes it easy to create and sign up for dining events. Anyone can host an event and use food as an excuse to gather people around a common interest. Anyone can join an event if they are open-minded and want to meet new people. We take everything that might distract you from enjoying a great conversation and move it into the sign-up process. For example, you will not need to stop your conversation to analyze the menu, because you would already have chosen your dish in advance. You will no longer need to worry about waiving down the server at the end of the meal to settle the bill, because you would have already paid in advance. The idea is, on the day of the event, you do not need to worry about anything but enjoying a social dining experience across a communal table. Local Yum looks to make dining out feel like going to a friend’s place instead of going to an established restaurant. We are starting our quest to enable a more connected community by reaching out to restaurants and hosting events in March 2014.

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    Spoken4

    Category: Services

    Spoken4 is Richmond's pedicab service. We provide green, affordable, accessible transportation around RVA. We all want a bike-friendly city with easily accessible transportation and boutique restaurants - we address these factors and bring something with new character to the city. We're out six days/week. Customers can call, text or tweet for rides - on weekends until after 2 am. Our transportation is a fun experience that prevents drunk driving and lets everyone spend more time on a bike. We utilize PR, guerrilla strategies, attending special events and social media. The more visible our bikes, the more they're utilized.

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    Peak Sound of Virginia

    Category: Services

    Peak Sound of Virginia is a start-up by two University of Mary Washington students who love live sound. Peak Sound operates with the intention of giving great equipment to people who would never get to have access to it otherwise. We seek out venues and bands and actively engage them to try new things and perform more. We serve a niche of artists who don't have the capital to purchase expensive audio equipment but benefit by utilizing top of the line equipment that better captures their talents. Marketing currently is aggressive word of mouth exclusively.

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    CopyShoppy.com

    Category: Services

    **CopyShoppy.com is the worlds first interactive advertisement copy marketplace where businesses host contests for all of their copywriting needs, including business and product brand names, available domain names, taglines, online and offline ad copy, product descriptions, headlines, press releases, jingles and more. **Founded in May 2013 with headquarters in Richmond, VA, the site hosts a robust and diverse community of talented copywriters who enter contests with the writing they determine will optimize the marketing materials of the contest holder. **Pain point: Startups and small businesses need effective brand names and advertisement copy to set a solid foundation for their growth and success. Naming and copywriting agencies are much to expensive and individual freelancers are often unreliable - CopyShoppy provides startups and entrepreneurs access to affordable and effective copywriting services; for e.g., launch a contest for a product name for only $149, and receive 50+ entries from talented copywriters according to your project details. Then rate, eliminate or provide feedback to the copywriters that entered your contest, select finalists, and choose the winner who submitted the best creative. The winner of your contest then receives a monetary prize amount after transferring the copyright of the winning entry over to you, the contest holder.

  • EcoHelp, LLC

    Category: Services

    Third party health inspector In food service today, all the big chains have available to them a third party health inspector. At this time no one is conducting these inspections for the small mom and pop shops. How this works is, the day at any given time a surprise inspection is scheduled of all the food saftey handling practices and how their food is stored and kept to the correct temperature. A mock HEALTH INSPECTION. (usually when the real inspecion is happening, the staff gets very nervous and makes mindless mistakes resulting in violations) This will be used as a training tool for the future. This ultimatly helps to protect the brand and as the staff learns more, they will be serving safe food. No Gotcha will be published by the "Real Inspector" We also offer Serve Safe Certification and classes that will be brought to the location, saving time and money, Lastley, we offer WAYS TO WOW YOUR CUSTOMERS training for the resturant that is looking to build their brand. Take their customer service to the next level.

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