May 18 - May 31

Business accelerator Lighthouse Labs to offer special program for startup companies in education technology
Lighthouse Labs, a business accelerator in Richmond that provides mentoring to local startup companies, is planning to expand its next program, offering a special emphasis on startups that are focused on education technology and innovation.  For the complete article, click here.

PermitZIP founder launches separate room-scanning firm
What started as a cure for a workflow headache for his construction drawing startup has blossomed into another new business venture for Kenny Shultz. For the complete article, click here.

Henrico startup raises $7M, led by local VC firm
Continuing what’s become an annual tradition, local startup West Creek Financial has capped off yet another big capital raise.  For the complete article, click here.

Startup Spotlight: Iconic iD offers technology to help first responders access medical and contact information
Duane Stafford was inspired to create his startup business, Iconic iD, when he learned that there is no standard system for emergency first responders to obtain vital information about people who have been in an accident or who are suffering medical emergencies and cannot communicate.  For the complete article, click here.

May 4 - May 17

West Creek Financial raises $7 million in convertible debt, expanding sales force by 70 people
West Creek Financial Inc., a Henrico County-based point-of-sale financing firm, said Monday that it has raised $7 million as it plans to increase its sales force by 70 people this year. For the complete article, click here.

Six startups, including one trying to bring back Richbrau Brewing Co., selected for SCORECard competition finals
A company that is trying to bring back a former Richmond brewery brand and another business that wants to provides cleaning solutions to the health care industry are among six startup businesses that will compete in the final round of the SCOREcard Business Model Canvas Competition.  For the complete article, click here.

RichTech gala recognizes 10 individuals, companies
RichTech, an association of local technology businesses and tech professionals, recognized 10 individuals or businesses at its 23rd annual Technology Awards show and gala last week.  For the complete article, click here.

'Food incubator' hatching near Manchester
A new take on local coworking is coming to the city’s Southside, with a popular Richmond ice cream maker in tow. For the complete article, click here.

Gather moving downtown location to Broad St.
Just months after extending its reach to Short Pump, a local coworking chain is looking to reposition its original location three blocks north.  For the complete article, click here.

Simulator-powered golf venue planned near Scott's Addition
Where Broad Street buses bound for Chinatown once docked, golfers soon will be teeing off.  A group of local investors is planning to open an indoor, simulator-powered golf training venue in part of a vacant No. 1 Bus Tour property at 3121 W. Broad St.  For the complete article, click here.

Richmond-based Envera Health Inc. completes $2 million investment round
Richmond-based Envera Health Inc., a growing company that offers services to health care providers, has completed a new, $2 million investment round.  For the complete article, click here.

Former ChamberRVA staffer Richard Wintsch named executive director of business incubator Startup Virginia
A key staff member of the Startup Virginia business incubator in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom has been named as its executive director, succeeding interim executive director Bryan Bostic.  For the complete article, click here.

Startup Spotlight: AnswersNow building platform to help parents of children with autism
Through their startup company AnswersNow, Jeff Beck, John Curd and Adam Dreyfus are trying to help parents of children with autism get answers when they need them. For the complete article, click here.

Auvi-Q for babies available
Richmond-based pharmaceutical company Kaléo has received federal approval to market an epinephrine auto-injector for infants. Kaleo’s Auvi-Q epinephrine device will contain 0.1 milligrams of epinephrine and be suitable for treating babies 16.5 to 33 pounds.  For the complete article, click here.

April 20 - May 3

Diversity of Thought Sparking Innovation in Richmond
For the past 55 years, America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners have been recognized for their impact on our economy and global competitiveness through a Presidential proclamation announcing National Small Business Week (April 29 to May 5). Today, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and entrepreneurs create about two out of three new jobs in the U.S. each year. For the complete article, click here.
 
Transportation tech startup leaves Scott's Addition for Shockoe
A local startup has left Scott’s Addition for Shockoe Bottom as it veers toward a pivot in its business model.  For the complete article, click here.

April 6 - 19

Local startup Merlinio introduces MagicQuote app for finding car insurance quotes
Local startup company Merlinio Technologies LLC has introduced its mobile app designed to help people more quickly and easily get automobile insurance quotes.  For the complete article, click here.

Harbert Growth Partners leads $10 million investment in South Carolina software firm
Richmond-based venture capital firm Harbert Growth Partners has led a $10 million investment round in a South Carolina-based tech startup that provides automated accounting for small businesses and franchises.  For the complete article, click here.

Richmond region sees more mentoring support for startup businesses in 2017, report says
Mentoring and venture funding to support new businesses in the Richmond region both grew in 2017, a new report shows.  For the complete article, click here.

21 startups selected for SCORECard competition
Twenty-one startup businesses have been selected to be part of the SCORECard Business Model Canvas Competition.  For the complete article, click here.

March 23 - April 5

Fledgling startup launches first capital raise
Fresh off moving into new Shockoe Bottom digs, a local startup is looking to raise some extra cash.  For the complete article, click here.

For entrepreneur Bryan Bostic, new role at incubator is 'a means to a new beginning' for region
With more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur under his belt, Bryan Bostic has learned some things that he believes he can pass on to the up-and-coming entrepreneurs he works with these days as a leader of the Richmond region’s newest — and biggest — business incubator.  For the complete article, click here.

Startups at Shockoe Bottom incubator look to provide innovative services from healthcare to education
The startups at the 1717 Innovation Center in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom include businesses seeking to provide innovative services in health care, education, transportation, business processes, cybersecurity and property rentals, among other products and services. For the complete article, click here.

RoundTrip, an on-demand medical transport startup,raise $1.9M in seed financing
RoundTrip, a Richmond-based startup that developed a software enabling patients to book trips to and from medical care appointments, has raised $1.9 million in an initial seed round financing.  For the complete article, click here.

New business incubator, 1717 Innovation Center, has opened in Shockoe Bottom
The 1717 Innovation Center, a new business incubator in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom, is up and running, and startup businesses are moving in. For the complete article, click here.

Hardywood completes $1.3 Million Capital Raise
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery LLC, which has opened its new West Creek brewery and taproom in Goochland County, has completed a $1.3 million capital raise, according to regulatory filings.  For the complete article, click here.

Carrie Roth: RVA's startup culture is good, not great
In the decade since the recession, the Richmond area has witnessed a golden age of entrepreneurialism, supported by a vast network of resources — people, places, and funding — that have stepped up to help those with a dream and the courage to take a risk. For the complete article, click here

Iggbo reinvents itself as Workpath to focus on technology; has a new CEO, new round of financing and moving to new offices
Nuno Valentine and Dr. Shaival Kapadia were co-founders of Iggbo Inc., serving as the CEO and chief medical officer, and have both left the rebranded Workpath. For the complete article, click here.