networking resources

find great resources and learn about events to strengthen your relationships and networks.

BizWorks

BizWorks is a non-profit small business incubator offering office and warehouse space to new businesses transitioning from a non-traditional environment.

C3

C3: The Creative Change Center, is RVA's pioneering volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on creativity and innovation. C3 believes creativity and innovation improves the quality of life and economic vitality of RVA.

ChamberRVA

ChamberRVA is building a thriving regional community by supporting the success of our members, providing a strong business voice and developing leaders and entrepreneurs. They are the only local membership organization devoted to the success of the entire region.

Creative Mornings

CreativeMornings RVA gives the city’s most amazing people a space to gather each month to get inspired, support each other, forge relationships and collaborate.

Encorepreneur

Encorepreneur is a community whose goal is to help its members make their next business & personal accomplishments as successful, full of purpose and fun as they have been in the past. 

Gather

Gather is on a mission to transform how start-ups, freelancers, and entrepreneurs get work done. Whether you are a start-up looking for an office to rent, a work from home professional who needs a dedicated desk outside of your home, or a freelancer who needs a conference room to meet with clients, they've got a space for you. Their two Richmond locations offer a range of collaborative spaces and private offices where you can meet, network, collaborate, and work. 

NAWBO

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is proud to serve as the voice of the nation’s over 9 million women-owned businesses and represent women entrepreneurs in all sectors, sizes and stages of development. The diversity in its membership strengthens its voice across the country as all women entrepreneurs are encouraged to bring their expertise and insight to the table

One Million Cups

One Million Cups is a weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in Richmond. 

RVATech

RVATech is a member-driven association of businesses and organizations working together to ensure the continued growth of central Virginia's dynamic technology-based economy. RVATech supports the growth of existing technology industries and identifies Greater Richmond as the location of choice for new and emerging technology companies.

SBA

The Richmond District office is responsible for the delivery of U.S. Small Business Administration programs and services to 92 counties in Virginia (excluding the counties of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun, and cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church which are served by the Washington, D.C. District Office). 

VA Bio+Tech Park

The VA Bio+Tech Park is a dynamic and growing life sciences community and is home to nearly 70 life science companies, research institutes, state/federal laboratories and is adjacent to Virginia Commonwealth University, a “Top 100" life sciences research center. 

VCU

VCU is a premier urban, public research university focused on academic success.  With two main campuses, VCU takes pride in its nationally ranked academic programs and academic medical center, research and scholarly productivity, and engagement with the communities served.

Venture Forum RVA

Venture Forum RVA is the catalyst for Richmond’s visionaries–it’s a place where entrepreneurs can learn and make critical connections to transform ideas into reality.

VINE

Virginia Innovators Network is a not for profit, educational organization that exists to support innovative Virginians who are in pursuit of bringing their unique products and services to market.
The network of influencers and the Richmond entrepreneurship community is really fantastic. The support network in Richmond is key.
— Casey Bunn, Handsocks
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