May 31 - June 13

Bio+Tech Center company WynnVision awarded $1.5M!

Congrats to those named as Richmond's 2019 Inno on Fire

Founder of Envera Health forms new venture focused on helping businesses develop healthcare innovations
The founder of Richmond-based Envera Health has created a new venture with the goal of helping startup companies bring more innovations to the health care sector.

Startups hone ideas at Lighthouse Labs boot camp where eight finalists got a total of $20,000
Dozens of entrepreneurs gathered at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business this week to attend an “acceleration boot camp” aimed at helping them hone their startup business ideas.

Startup Spotlight: Orbital Medicine is developing tools to treat medical conditions astronauts could suffer in space
Space flight has been a lifelong passion for Dr. C. Marsh Cuttino. As a child growing up in Richmond, he had ambitions of becoming an astronaut.

Henrico-based Ticket Spicket participating in a business accelerator in Roanoke
Ticket Spicket, digital ticket sales platform with fundraising for school athletic programs, joins five other startups chosen from the 20 that applied to participate in downtown Roanoke’s RAMP business accelerator.

Dinegigs Scraps $5M Round, Refocuses as Dine, Inc. - LinkedIn for Restaurants
The food service industry is a main artery in the U.S., pumping $800 billion through the economy every year and employing more than 15 million workers. One of those was native Richmonder Duncan Parker, who is now the founder and CEO of Dine Inc., a technology startup aiming to improve the way restaurants operate.

Why Fast-Growing Startup Petal Chose RVA for a New Customer Ops Center
When you think of Richmond credit firms, you think of Capital One. But a fast-rising startup out of New York City wants to add another name to the list, and it’s banking on the region’s deeply rooted financial industry to do so.

Startup Spotlight: Teens pitch business dreams at the Metropolitan Business League's 'Shark Tank' event
All four of these teenage entrepreneurs were thrown into a “Shark Tank”-style competition on Wednesday, pitching their business ideas before a panel of judges as part of the Metropolitan Business League’s “Teens Who Mean Business” program aimed at cultivating the next generation of business founders among teenagers. The competition was held at the 1717 Innovation Center in Shockoe Bottom.

How Grenova Has Saved 225K Pounds of Plastic Waste in Science Labs
How much of a pipette has to be reused to majorly cut down on plastic lab waste? Turns out, just the tip. That’s what Ali Safavi, founder of green tech startup Grenova, discovered when he entered the field of biological engineering as a young professional.