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The Innovation Award is awarded to an organization that has been in business 2-5 years in the Richmond Region and has demonstrated “out of the box” thinking and a creative approach to any and all aspects of its business. This year, we are emphasizing three important industry sectors organically emerging in RVA: technology, health and […]
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 […]
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 […]
Fourteen finalists will compete in the i.e.* Startup Competition on May 12th Two will take home $10,000 cash prizes The Greater Richmond Chamber is pleased to announce the finalists in its 2015 i.e.* Startup Competition. This year for the first time, the contestants will compete in one of two categories, Best Startup and Best Social […]
We’re halfway through our public voting phase and thousands of people have participated. Submit a vote for your favorite entry.
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 […]
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 […]
Congrats to our 2014 Innovation Award finalist, Dynamic Web Solutions, for combining forces with Your Search Advisor to form Workshop Digital! Local entrepreneurs expanding and creating new jobs in RVA. Read the article here.
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!