July 27 - August 9


Richmond Startup Regulr Gives 'Hello' a High-Tech Twist
Depending where you are, Amazon may be more likely to remember your name than a store employee who has helped you two or three times.  A group of Richmond entrepreneurs is hoping to change that with Regulr, a platform that will allow businesses to greet repeat customers by name – sending employees a push notification with their name and photo whenever they walk in the door.
Henrico-based Legacy Navigator acquires senior move management company in Pennsylvania
Legacy Navigator, a Henrico County-based firm that assists seniors and their families with estate disposition, has bought a Pennsylvania-based company that specializes in assisting seniors with downsizing or moving into assisted living facilities.

Hatch Kitchen Will Open RVA's First Food and Drink Incubator 
Despite racking up state and national laurels for its vibrant restaurant scene, Richmond hasn’t had a central hub where its food and drink entrepreneurs can congregate – until now.  This fall, Hatch Kitchen RVA will open as the city’s first large-scale food and drink business incubator, offering culinary-minded locals access to a 9,000-square-foot commercial kitchen, business development programming, storage and refrigeration, and an adaptation of the coworking model to the culinary world.

How AnswersNow Uses Tech to Help Parents with Autism
A Richmond startup that harnesses technology to provide not just answers but connection is garnering attention outside the commonwealth.  This summer, Richmond-born platform AnswersNow is one of 10 companies nationwide participating in the inaugural round of the MetLife Digital Accelerator, an intensive 13-week program organized in partnership with Techstars that aims to push potentially disruptive technologies to the next level.