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i.e.* Startup Competition

Next Tuesday is the big $22,500 giveaway at the Startup Competition! This year there are TWO $10,000 cash prizes. One for the Best Social Innovation Startup, which includes B corporations. as well as one for the Region’s Next Best Startup. There is also a $2,500 cash prize to a People’s Choice Winner. As always, the […]

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Thrive, a new interactive way for entrepreneurs to connect, learn and, well, thrive.

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 […]

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Free advice from local entrepreneurs at Trilogy in a Day on April 14th

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 […]

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VCUarts student wins Go Bike! Design Contest

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 […]

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Chamber announces exciting new approach to small business counseling

  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 […]

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RVA Look Book receives a Capital Award of Excellence

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 […]

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The Trilogy returns on February 4

  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 […]

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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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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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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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