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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
Thanks for participating in the 2015 i.e.* Startup Competition! We’ll be review your application and add it to the contestants page within 24 hours.
Only one hour left to win $10,000. We know you have a business idea! Go for it now. You can edit your entry tomorrow, but you need to enter tonight by 11:59pm. Enter at www.ie-rva.org/start-up-contest-2014/
Mark your calendar for the rescheduled Idea Showcase on March 18th. Same location. Same great speakers. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
That’s right, folks. We are giving away another $10,000 to RVA’s Next Best Start-Up for a thrid year in a row! Big thanks to Cherry Bekaert LLP for anteing up again as our Award Sponsor! Click here for all the details on the 2014 i.e.* Entrepreneurial Trilogy.
We all know that networking is way more than just mixing and mingling at events, but how do you network effectively to increase sales in your business? Building your network is hugely important to building your business. At this session, you’ll learn from expert networkers on how they maximize opportunities when introduced to new people. […]
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 […]
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 […]