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3THOUGHTSMEANALOT is built with the mission to help foster self-confidence within toddlers-teens through the use of self affirmations. The concept drew inspiration from the movie, “The Help”, the scene where the little girl is asked to recite the same affirmation every morning at wake-up. 3THOUGHTSMEANALOT will serve as a site that parents and kids can.. Read more
AFROCity Tours are “off the beaten path” to raise awareness about African Americans and the African Diaspora, providing interpretive guidance to areas in Richmond unknown to most locals and tourists. Our tours celebrate the contributions of African descendants in Virginia and worldwide. Families and friends looking for a new adventure, business travelers, and educators can.. Read more
Want to gather with friends and family around a bonfire and listen to the quiet strumming of guitars under the stars? Congregate with the community rail-side to celebrate and support historical horse races that benefit local charities? Stroll an open air market perusing the wares of local organic artisans? Swing on a tire-swing, climb a.. Read more
“The purpose of playing is…to hold..the mirror up to nature.” Hold a mirror up to today’s technology driven society and you find a world in crisis. Our youth are proficient in technology, but without the 21st Century skills that guide it. Our secret weapon? Unleash the Bard! Superhero powers include: -releasing creativity -improving compassion -developing.. Read more
Career Jumpstart RVA – Video!
Invest in our future workforce! Research shows middle school students are in need of broader knowledge of future career options and how to bridge their classroom learning to future careers. Career Jumpstart RVA was conceived by Richmond Public School students as a central hub to expand their career interests through an interactive website co-designed by.. Read more
We all have milestones we hope to reach throughout our lives, whether it’s starting a family, taking on certain career roles, traveling to places we’ve never been, or taking personal adventures. But how do we go about reaching these goals? Do we tell someone? Write them down? What if you forget? Or lose your list?.. Read more
Cloud Nine Health at The Domes
A Reiki Practioner and member of Sound Healers Association, I am creating a healing center in a little known treasure of a building off of Belvidere. Imagine an oasis of serenity in the middle of the city. Reiki, Yoga, Guided Meditation, Sound Healing using Crystal and Tibetan Singing Bowels, a Sound Table for Vibrational Massage,.. Read more
Columbia Graphics & Printing
In my work in mental health, I have realized that many peers, (people with mental health issues), are stuck due to barriers to employment. Many peers with a diagnosis have highly developed creativity due to overwhelming life circumstances. Columbia Graphics & Printing seeks to tap into the creativity of peers, by empowering them with laptops,.. Read more
You are my super hero! I’ve been looking for you for a long time. You get me out of bed to workout when I rather sleep. You support healthy lifestyle choices. You understand. I love seeing you at weekly meetings and I am impressed with your swagger, attitude and experience. Keep sending the tweets. I.. Read more
DoMorePeriod is an organization geared towards promoting community activism in the Richmond Area. The mission is to collaborate with individuals and community based organizations to identify areas DoMorePERIOD can be of support and service while inspiring others to do the same. Summary : The goal and purpose of DoMorePeriod is to encourage and challenge you to.. Read more
Feast RVA was incorporated in September of 2012. Our goal is to provide a platform to raise awareness and funding for creative and community initiatives. Since our inception, Feast RVA has awarded over $3,000. As we become a 501(c)(3) Non-profit, we look forward to further solidifying Feast RVA in Richmond. It’s an exciting time in.. Read more
Freedom House’s mission is to provide food, shelter and the power to change for people in crisis. We operate the city’s main soup kitchen and one stop service center on Oliver Hill Way for people experiencing homelessness. In order to raise much needed operational funds and to create an avenue for job training and job.. Read more
Goalfish – Video!
Goal setting and achievement is one of the most highly correlated traits of peak performers and successful individuals (Borba, 2012). Yet, when asked, many students have no specific goals as relates to school. At the same time, while hundreds of educational web applications deal with teaching specific subject matter, many students feel isolated or left.. Read more
Hemp.ly was founded on simple principle: people should be able to win money by helping to legalize marijuana. Hemp.ly will be a mailing list that people can join to receive pointers about specific actions they can take to expedite cannabis legalization. People are automatically entered to win $2,000 when they subscribe to the mailing list… Read more
Hiphop culture is often viewed as an unfortunate stigma that tarnishes the lives of our youth. In order to address and annihilate this misconception that impacts our youth daily, there is an urgent need for young people to have consistent access to a safe zone that does not take away their hiphop identities, but uplifts.. Read more
HopeWater – Video!
HopeWater combines a simple product, Spring Water, with the philanthropic twist to create an item which both customers and vendors can be excited about. We currently support these charities, Virginia Breast Center, AIDS Response Effort Inc, Charity Family Life, and Tricycle Gardens, that all receive 10 cents when a bottle of HopeWater is sold. (Ex… Read more
Interviews From Hell
INTERVIEWS FROM HELL is a mobile application focused on the sh*t we go through to get a job or fill a position. This three tiered application is geared to help prepare users for their next interview …and provide quite a few laughs while they’re at it. First, IFH collects and shares the outrageous scenarios and.. Read more
James Bullock Writing
My business concept involves stories. Over my life I’ve written numerous stories about various subjects and topics and hope to publish those stories. To add to that, I hope to open a website where my stories will be available to the public. From there, I would use my site to open the door for other.. Read more
JezEvents, LLC is a business development venture that connects organizations and restaurants to promote events that help each group generate additional revenue. It is no secret that many restaurants have trouble filling seats during the week – and we give people a reason to dine out at fine Richmond establishments Mondays – Thursdays. By allowing.. Read more
Just Rydin Magazine, LLC.
Promote awareness on the importance of sharing roads with motorcyclists, bicyclists, scooters, mopeds and pedestrians. Just Rydin Magazine is a strong supporter of the PLEASE WATCH FOR US campaign. Our citizen publication continues to commit itself to family entertainment for those who ride motorcycles and enjoy custom cars.
Last Chance Jam by Idea 8 – Video!
Last Chance Jam is a multi-media cultural concept by Idea-8 to celebrate authentic American music genres through the lives of unsung innovators and original artists. These stories will be brought to consumers through docu-drama style video programming that will live via internet based TV, cable and social channels which can include user generated content. Our.. Read more
LoveRVA.com is the newest deal website and the only one based here in Richmond, VA. With LivingSocial & Groupon, 50% of all money raised leaves Richmond. Love RVA is local and we’re turning the “daily deal model” on it’s head… Each week Love RVA offers amazing deals from a local business. We help pair the.. Read more
Married Life Entertainment (MLE)
MLE will become the first raindrop to create the initial groundswell of nationwide demand for “good clean fun” designed for married couples (of all ages & stages). We will be engineered to Enrich Marriages through Play (e.g. LIVE game shows, dancing, lighting & other “themed” attractions). Couples will come together to celebrate their marriage &.. Read more
New Way Fitness LLC
It is well documented that physical inactivity continues to threaten the future well being of millions of children and their families. Few will argue that the best solutions come when schools and parents effectively work together. At NewWayFitness, we’ve combined our experience and passion for living a healthy, active lifestyle with our understanding of how.. Read more
Families face a tremendous financial challenge in helping their children gain the leverage of higher education. They are confronted with a number of tough questions: Should their child go to a four-year university or a career college? Will they be able to afford their education? Will their child find a job? Are they making the.. Read more
Pearls of Wisdom
Education is one of the most influential concepts in our society today and while it affords some females a better life, many young women miss its purpose without guidance. Positive role models are missing and life education is lacking. Pearls of Wisdom, or P.O.W., stands in the gap by giving young women grandma’s pearls but.. Read more
Prom Bring It – Video!
This program will be dedicated to dressing, and addressing the prom needs of the young ladies and gentlemen of Henrico and surrounding County Public High Schools. Our goal is to collect prom wear, for those students who would like to attend the Prom but for reasons beyond their control cannot. Most “prom” fundraisers are designed.. Read more
Richmond Autism Connection
Richmond Autism Connection aims to create a 21st century work environment that caters to the needs of its employees with autism spectrum disorders. Many people on the spectrum offer unique skills to their employers such as attention to detail, exceptional memories, and a talent for excelling at repetitive tasks; however, they are chronically unemployed or.. Read more
Richmond Cycling Corps – Video!
Our Motivation: Most non-profit organization live and die by the grant. Prestigious local non-profit, Richmond Cycling Corps, seeks to continue revolutionizing their patterns of funding generation– creating a portfolio of business ventures owned and operated by RCC, to expand RCC’s outreach quality and longevity. In a quest to seek organizational sustainability, autonomy, and operational-alignment, Richmond.. Read more
Rock-A-Roma is fun for all! Adults can enjoy making natural bath salts and scented aromatherapy rocks. While youth customers learn to make rock candy, rock themed decorations, and learn about the diverse rocks in Virginia. Rock-A-Roma will teach entrepreneurial and business methods to teens in the Richmond area. The concept steamed from the Children Entrepreneurs.. Read more
RVA Farms will operate an urban farm in the city of Richmond, Virginia that sells fresh organic fruits and vegetables in food deserts. Our urban farm will feature hoop houses, an outdoor demonstration garden and learning pavilion. We will be Richmond’s first urban farm B-Corporation. Richmond has 12 USDA designated food deserts, and a poverty.. Read more
Service Dog 411 – Video!
Service Dog 411 advises people who need a service dog to help with an invisible disease or disability like Diabetes, Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, Autism etc. Navigating available organizations and options is overwhelming, particularly while dealing with a medical crisis. We act as a personal advocate offering hope and enhanced quality of life. We also.. Read more
Empower employers to make their employees happy. Retain and attract top talent by offering a personalized perk designed to create meaning and add happiness to the lives of each of employee every month. At Soul Perk, we believe that life is about happiness, and that shouldn’t stop when you walk into work each day. While.. Read more
Steeber & Father Co., Inc.
Automobile traffic often causes confusion and road rage. Drivers blink headlights or tap their brakes – – signals which most don’t understand. The “KGA Auto Signal Device” flashes an amber light, located at the top of the vehicles windshield and rear window, signaling others how to proceed. One example, a driver at an intersection flashes.. Read more
str8tawk, llc – Video!
str8tawk believes every student has the right to experience the benefits of a successful academic journey without prejudice or intimidation. str8tawk was developed to support high school and college students via an adaptable social networking and blogging community. We have included life coaching and interactive interviews with other educators, including business partner and physicist, David.. Read more
Success Without Limitations Inc.
One of the many goals of Success Without Limitations (SWL) is to bring Richmond college graduates below the 53% national rate of underemployment and unemployment. By utilizing workshops, lectures, and e-mentoring facilitated by established professionals, SWL instills in college students the necessary intangible skills needed to succeed post graduation. SWL strengthens social enterprise, cultivates career.. Read more
Terrain360 – Video!
Developed by outdoor enthusiasts, Terrain360.com enhances outdoor adventure experiences by highlighting Richmond’s back country mountain biking, hiking, race terrain and horseback riding trails along with all waterways encompassing the city. Accessible on any device, Terrain360 allows users to explore 360 degree panoramic tours of Richmond’s most inspiring landscapes. Site features provide a platform for sharing.. Read more
The Sister Card Club, LLC
Sister Card Club (SisterCC) is a virtual and real community for the tween and teen girl who is on an intentional journey to know her “Self” as she becomes a young women of cultural, civic, academic and social excellence. Each SisterCC member will participate in activities that will help her know and understand that she.. Read more
The Storytellers Channel
Restoring and elevating the rich tradition of storytelling is critical to building and sustaining stronger communities. The Storytellers Channel.com is a community-based incubator dedicated to addressing this problem. Storytellers pay to attend 6-weekly workshops. Their director and fellow participants collaborate to craft their stories and polish their performance. Participants sell tickets to local theater performances where.. Read more
Thoughts2Bear is a Teddy Bear distribution company that supports community help organizations through allocating a significant part of our revenue to help fund families in need. My product allows the consumer to record a heartfelt message and deliver that message through giving the I Love You Bear as a gift to a loved one, sick.. Read more
Tiger & Lily
Meet Tiger & Lily, two kids in the web world of communications, spreading the word about “stuff kids want their parents to know about.” We focus on the health and well being of children – mental, physical, emotional, creative, nutritional, and environmental topics. We are a one-of-a-kind-concept, filling a void desperately needed to help today’s kids… Read more
Virginia Hornets Inc.
VA. Hornets Inc. has emerged in 2013 as a newly formed Non-Profit Organization, with is a comprehensive program to continue providing services to the VA. Hornets, serve as trainers for youth, provide a higher level of competition play for youth, and expand sports as an industry to youth who feel they lack the physical aptitude.. Read more
WalkBack is a mobile and web application that helps friends “walk“ each other home at night, gives students easy access to emergency resources, and provides valuable data to university authorities to make more effective safety decisions. In this way, the WalkBack platform provides value by connecting two distinct user groups: student users of the mobile.. Read more
4Labor is an online job posting site that specializes in serving quality labor providers with qualified leads while delivering relevant search results
Yvonne’s Personalized Books, LLC – Video!
Educators all agree READING is the most valuable tool we can teach our children. Yvonne’s personalized storybooks make a perfect gift, for birthdays, holidays or just to say job well done. Books educate, inspire imagination and build self-esteem. Our personalized books will become cherished keepsakes and saved forever by your children. My goal is to.. Read more