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Buy Your RVA Look Book Starting Today!

The RVA Look Book will arrive in late October – you can buy yours today, October 15th.  and we’ll ship it to you as soon as they come in!  Get ready for this locally produced, hardbound tribute to the entrepreneurs, artists, visionaries and doers that give the Richmond Region its unique personality. Produced entirely by […]

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talk20 set for October 22nd!

talk20, is a gathering of creative people showcasing what’s cool, interesting, and creative in Richmond. There are eight presenters and the only rule is that they have 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to tell their creative story. talk20, is part of a network of gatherings around the world designed to create open forums […]

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SHOP CLASS is back!

SHOP CLASS IS BACK IN SESSION! Join us for the third annual SHOP CLASS series, a five-session mashup of innovative   thinkers, innovative doers and curious bystanders. SHOP CLASS is designed   to showcase Richmond’s creative best and push new thinking by blurring the   lines between creator and creative minded. SHOP CLASS 2013 explores the […]

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The RVA Look Book is Coming!

RVA has a new Look Book Local artists, writers and photographers capture RVA’s character and creativity in a new book to be released October 2013 Richmond, VA – The i.e.* initiative of the Greater Richmond Chamber announces the publication of the RVA Look Book, a 228-page, hardbound tribute to the entrepreneurs, artists, visionaries and doers […]

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Strategi.e.*: Next steps for start-ups and beyond, 11.12.13

RVA’s entrepreneurs and small businesse owners are invited to an afternoon of superstar advice  and connection making in one of Richmond’s most beautiful locations, the Boathouse at Rocketts Landing. Being an entrepreneur requires flexibility and creativity, but it also involves a healthy dose of strategy and long range planning. This event will provide practical guidance on […]

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Innovation in Philanthropy Happening Right Here in RVA!

Join ConnectVA, GiveRichmond/GiveSouthsideVA, Work It, Richmond and i.e.* as we showcase local innovation that connects more donors with more organizations in creative ways. Explore trends in the business of philanthropy and celebrate the launch of innovative giving and microlending platforms right here in RVA!  Program Highlights:  Special video greeting from Senator Mark R. Warner, Special presentation […]

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Another i.e.* inspired event coming your way, thanks to The Frontier Project!

    The i.e.* initiative is pleased to promote another i.e.* inspired event!  This time, it’s the Frontier Project hosting An Evening With…Roben Farzad.  Monday, June 17, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Read more details here: Join us for an evening with Roben Farzad, Bloomberg Businessweek contributor, for a moderated discussion of the aftermath […]

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talk20 is a Smashing Success!

Many thanks to our 8 local creatives who shared their stories at talk20 on Tuesday night, May 7, 2013!  Our audience of over 100 attendees sat with rapt attention (and slight morbid curiosity) as we listened to local taxidermist, Robert Olsen, share details of his craft, and were thrilled to watch local hoop artist, Stacy […]

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Speakeasy is named region’s next best start-up!

Speakeasy was named the Region’s Next Best Start-Up by a panel of judges at the i.e.* Start-Up Competition finale on April 16. Speakeasy was awarded $10,000 to invest in its idea of inviting customers to use their phones to share problems directly with businesses. The start-up invites customers to use a mobile application to share […]

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And the finalists are…

  We are pleased to announce the 14 finalists that will compete in the 2013 Start-Up Competition (in alphabetical order)!           Boho Cycle Studio Cyclestay Dragon Grips Hourwise LiveSeed Love This Richmond Autism Connection Richmond Food Cooperative RVA Farms Sir Bentley Art Speakeasy The Storytellers Channel Success Without Limitations Inc. Tumbleweed READ […]

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Idea Showcase is March 5th

The i.e.* Entrepreneurial Trilogy rolls onward with event #2, the Idea Showcase, on March 5th at the Virginia Historical Society. Entrepreneurs grab your business ideas and your networking A-game as you’ll be mingling with local resource providers who can help you start or grow your business. Successful Richmond small business owners will provide inspiration, advice and […]

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INARAY wins the Envision This Challenge

Residential lighting design company INARAY won the Envision This Challenge last week, out of a pool of 25 contestants all hoping to help connect RVA’s Shockoe District by addressing dead zones in the neighborhood. For its comprehensive lighting plan for Shockoe, INARAY took home a $1,500 prize and also was the audience favorite, winning the […]

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Not a start-up but still a small business? Get TILTED.

Area businesses past the point of start-up but still decidedly small and growing should check out TILTED: An RVA Small Business UnConference on February 23rd. A group of local businesses founded in the last 5-10 years – Create Digital, Elevation Advertising, Floricane, Fraser Design, One South Realty, The Hodges Partnership, TMI Consulting, Work It Richmond and […]

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