September 19 - October 3

Nutriati hired a new CEO and just raised an additional $4M

Trolley Ventures aims for $10M fund

RichmondInno named it'stop 25 under 25- check out who made the list! 

Startup Spotlight: ReRunner looks to grow business that's all about "letting go" of un-needed purchases
Most people consider returning unwanted items to a retail store an inconvenience at best, or an annoying loss of time at worst.

RVA Works helps budding entrepreneurs 'from the grassroots up'
Entrepreneurs can rise up from anywhere, with some support, advice and training.  That’s the guiding principle of RVA Works, a Richmond-based nonprofit that teaches budding entrepreneurs the business skills needed to turn ideas into successful ventures.

Mentors at Startup Virginia are crucial in helping entrepreneurs; 'It is a huge value add'
As dozens of entrepreneurs moved into the new Startup Virginia business incubator in Richmond this year, a call also went out for volunteers to help advise and guide these budding businesses.

This Richmond EdTech Startup is Tackling America's Biggest Misconception About College
Since its founding in 2015, the career exploration platform MajorClarity has become one of the most recognized household names in the Richmond startup ecosystem.  Richmonders might recall the edtech company’s founder and CEO Joe Belsterling as a mentor at Startup Virginia, a top graduate of the accelerator Lighthouse Labs, or most recently, featured in Richmond Inno’s own 25 Under 25 list.

Two Richmond advertising veterans launch 'gig' branding platform
Richmond advertising and branding veterans Kelly O’Keefe and Dennis Duffy have launched a new venture that connects independent branding and marketing specialists with companies that need their skills for temporary, project-specific work.

Startup Spotlight: PivotPass offers tools to make corporate wellness programs more engaging
Like a lot of startup businesses, PivotPass has learned to do some pivoting of its own when the marketplace demands it.  The company, founded in December 2015 by fitness enthusiasts April Palmer and Brig Leland II, has a mission to improve wellness.

Richmond-based CrowdLobby Gives Lobbying Power to the People
It’s no secret that corporate money and lobbyists are a quiet but powerful force in the political scene, both at state and federal levels. Working as a lobbyist in Richmond, Heidi Drauschak saw first hand the influence her firm had on legislation.

Getting to know Ames J. Russell with AR's Hot Southern Honey