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.