Contestants! Friends & neighbors of contestants! It’s time to rally your networks and generate some online voting magic. Each day for the next three days – April 21, 22 and 23, between 9am and 11pm – you will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite entry. You may vote once per day. Whereas you […]
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If you’re planning on throwing your business idea or existing startup in the $10,000 ring, your window is closing fast. The contest entry closes at 11pm tonight, April 20. Enter. See who else has entered. Only six more hours. No, five hours and 58 minutes. Get crackin’.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We are overwhelmed by the passion you shared via your Open Mic Night video submissions. Your stories, skills and authentic selves make this decision very easy. We have extended an invitation to ALL contestants who submitted videos to take the stage at Open Mic Night on March 5th. In other words, there is no longer a […]
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 […]
If you’re like us, you’re a.) really, really cold, and b.) wondering what’s up with the big bike race coming to town this year. It used to be so far off, but now it’s 200-some days away. Time to get crackin’. Here’s our new year’s gift to you: Join Société 2015. It’s the easiest way for you to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The contest closed Sunday night, and we are busy this week looking through all of the fantastic entries. It’ll be difficult to choose just one, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do. Thanks to all who entered!
Is your company between 2 and 5 years old and can demonstrate amazing growth, innovation and potential? Nominate your emerging business for our 2014 Innovation Award. The deadline is August 22 and the application is painless. You’ll be invited to a fancy dinner on November 12, when the winner will be announced in front of 800+ people. […]
RICHMOND, VA – The Greater Richmond Chamber and the Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network are pleased to announce an innovative new approach to counseling start-ups in the Richmond Region. The Greater Richmond Small Business Development Center (GRSBDC), housed at the Chamber, will now tap into the myriad of talented subject matter experts […]
June is the month of murals in RVA, as the annual Richmond Mural Project covers even more of our blank walls with world renowned artwork. The goal is to create more than 100 murals in the first five years. Check out the schedule of events, the muralists and locations, courtesy of RVAMag.
The RVA Look Book, a stunning, 224-page, locally produced tribute to the innovative people and companies that make the Richmond Region an ideal place to grow and thrive, received a Capital Award of Excellence at the 67th Annual Virginia Public Relations Awards last night. The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Richmond Chapter’s awards program recognizes the […]
The Chamber’s i.e.* Entrepreunerial Trilogy returns on February 4th Series of free events for entrepreneurs culminates with 3rd Annual Start-Up Competition Richmond, VA – The Greater Richmond Chamber is once again supporting the success of the region’s creative thinkers and doers with the 3rd Annual i.e.* Entrepreneurial Trilogy, beginning on February 4, 2014. This […]
The first ever locally produced, written, photographed and illustrated love letter to the people, organizations and spirit of RVA is available for purchase online now and in select retail stores. Visit Quirk Gallery, LaDifference, West Coast Kix, Fountain Bookstore, RVANews.com, Trademark Tattoo and Fraiche to get your copy today. Or purchase your book at Zuula […]
Something big is being announced this Monday, November 11 at 11 a.m. Come hear firsthand the exciting news! Everyone will be gathering at 17th and East Grace Street starting at 10:30. Bring your friends and colleagues with you. This announcement will transform Downtown Richmond and all of RVA.
Advance registration is closed, but you might be able to attend for FREE! The Last Minute Lottery begins now. The first 20 people to sign up via this link will grab a free seat alongside the 80+ people already registered.* RVA’s entrepreneurs and small business owners are invited to an afternoon of superstar advice and […]