June 15 - 28

Hyperloop at VCU unveils completed competition pod
A Virginia Commonwealth University student team — part of an elite group of 20 teams selected internationally to advance to the final round of the 2018 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition this summer — today unveiled its fully constructed pod vehicle to the Richmond community.  For the complete article, click here.

Trolley Venture Partners raises $4 million to invest in central Virginia startup companies
A new investment fund has been created to provide financial backing for early stage business ventures in central Virginia. For the complete article, click here.

New Richmond-based news startup poaches Times-Dispatch talent
A network of news websites with a nonprofit business model expanding across the country has lured away a team of reporters from the Richmond Times-Dispatch to launch its first Virginia outpost. For the complete article, click here.

Richmond-area food industry experts launch dairy-free gelato
Two local food industry veterans have taken the entrepreneurial plunge, combining their expertise to launch a new non-dairy frozen dessert that is being sold at local independent grocery stores.  For the complete article, click here.

Richmond startup launches fresh take on workout socks
After ditching his sneakers, a local architect-turned-entrepreneur is launching a startup he hopes will gain traction in the shoeless running market.  For the complete article, click here.

Startup Spotlight: CrowdLobby wants to give 'everyday people' more voice in government
Professional political lobbying typically is viewed as the apparatus of big corporations and well-funded special interest groups that want to influence government policy — not the domain of ordinary folk.  For the complete article, click here.