October 4 - 17

Carrie Roth, President/CEO of Activation Capital, and Todd Nuckols, Founder and Executive Director of Lighthouse Labs, have been named as 2018 Person of the Year Nominees by the Richmond Times-Dispatch! 

Larkin Garbee selected to lead Startup Champions Network!

PivotPass is Helping Richmond, Charlottesville companies develop healthier workers
Three years in, PivotPass is at a tipping point.  The app, co-founded by self-described “life partners” April Palmer and Brig Leland II, recently inked deals with Apex Clean Energy and the Martin Agency, boosting its usage and raising its profile in the Central Virginia tech ecosystem.

Funding for startup companies in Virginia rose significantly in 2017, but 2018 is shaping up to be slower, report says
Funding for startup companies in the Southeast has grown significantly since 2016 as investors have looked outside of traditional, major “innovation hubs,” one new report indicates.
 
OccassionGenius is Guiding Hotels into the Experience Economy
When Airbnb introduced “Experiences” as an additional business line in late 2016, it grew thirteen times faster than the original homes business at the same time, CEO Brian Chesky told Fortune last year.

Startup Virginia names growth director
Startup Virginia announced that Noelle James has joined the business incubator as its startup growth director.

Startup Spotlight: Joseph's Designs dresses up your home
Mary Burrell left her full-time work as a grants manager at VCU about seven years ago to do interior design. Business has grown, and she no longer sews the draperies herself but contracts out the work to local shops.

Congressmen visit denim clothing maker Shockoe Atelier to discuss importance of entrepreneurship
In the midst of a re-election campaign, Virginia’s Rep. A. Donald McEachin, D-4th, stopped in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom area on Monday for a tour of Shockoe Atelier, a small maker of denim clothing.