July 25 - August 7

VCU has 1st in the nation PhD program for Pharmaceutical Engineering

Congrats to the companies named "Coolest" by RichmondInno

ChamberRVA names president and CEO; new executive comes from a chamber in Georgia
The head of a chamber of commerce in Georgia has been named the new president and CEO of ChamberRVA. Brian Anderson takes on his new role at the regional business organization on Sept. 30.

'Democratizing technology': Startup Lantera Labs seeks to offer affordable education for the digital age
The startup venture Lantera Labs has a small classroom — just big enough for around 10 people — but the ambition behind it is big. The mission that drives Lantera Labs founder and CEO Aneesha Rao is to spread knowledge and skills in technology.

Startup Spotlight: SSUPP Foods founders take hiatus, look to revise strategy
In the startup business world, sometimes entrepreneurs have to go back to the drawing board. Such is the case now with SSUPP Foods, a Richmond-based startup that developed a line of refrigerated dips and spreads made from micro sunflower greens.

VCU Entrepreneurs Hit the Accelerator Trail to Get Their NICU Device to Market
Joshna Seelam is closing in on her target. The VCU graduate student is one of three members of Kilo Medical Solutions, a Richmond medical device startup that’s getting ever closer to launch. The company’s product, called the Brise-Solette, is placed on climate-controlled incubators in neonatal intensive care units, controlling lighting for infants. It uses a film to limit light, programmed to change between opaque to transparent.

Getting to Know: Shannon Siriano Greenwood
Shannon is the founder of Rebelle, a membership organization that brings together women of diverse backgrounds and industries to share and learn from one another, and founder of Rebelle Con, a boutique conference that brings speakers from across the country on such topics as wellness, money, community and creativity.

How EventZingo Made Treasure From Another Startup's Trash
When a startup pivots into a different business model, it’s only natural that some of its previous assets and initiatives fall by the wayside. Such was the case at Richmond-based OccasionGenius, founded by Nate Marcus as a local events directory and planning platform. As the company spun out of that model and toward software for hotels and others in the hospitality industry, it planned to leave the directory behind.

Local entrepreneurs acquire boat club at Rockett's Landing, plan to expand fleet
A group of Richmond-area entrepreneurs has acquired the Carefree Boat Club at Rocketts Landing with plans to expand the club’s fleet and membership.