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October 2021
 

Hey, Everyone! It’s Tim here and I can’t wait to share with you everything that’s going on across #The757. 

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 Event Spotlight

October 12th 2021
7:30 - 9:00am

Coffee Connection – Gather Workspaces LLC

The Coffee Connection (CC) is a networking event for business professionals on the Peninsula.

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October 13th, 2021
9:00 - 10:00am

1MC at Assembly
Assembly - 400 Granby St, Norfolk, VA


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October 13th, 2021
8:30am - 4:00pm

Home-based Business Conference

This unique event features conference sessions and specialty breakout tracks focused on topics relevant to all stages and types of home-based businesses, including traditional, franchise, and direct and network marketing.

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October 13th, 2021
12:00 - 1:00pm

Lighthouse Labs Startup Accelerator Info Session

Learn about how your startup can get 3-months of tailored programming and mentorship as well as $20K of equity-free funding.

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October 13th, 2021
12:00 - 5:00 pm

Patching and Software Updates Workshop

Virginia SBDC Cybersecurity advisor, Tom Stamulis, will show you how to implement the processes and techniques in a how-to workshop to help protect your critical information.

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October 14th, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

The Fervent Four Show #79 with EZVerify founder Dennis Woodbury

Did you know that only 4% of businesses hit $1M in revenue? Tim Ryan and Zack Miller are the creators The Fervent Four Show, designed to help you get there.

[StartWheel Live]

October 14th, 2021
5:00 - 7:00pm

Critical Mass – High Tech Networking and Happy Hour

Virginia SBDC Cybersecurity advisor, Tom Stamulis, will show you how to implement the processes and techniques in a how-to workshop to help protect your critical information.

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October 19th, 20th 2021
4:00pm, 3:00pm

Password Management

Do you have a system for managing passwords? If you answered NO or if you are unsure then your business is vulnerable to cyber attacks.

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October 20th, 2021
9:00 - 10:00am

1MC at Assembly
555 S Independence Blvd 555 S Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA

Every week, entrepreneurs present business ideas to the local community and learn how those around them can support their business in its growth.

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October 21st, 2021
8:00am - 3:00pm

Webinar: Business Plan Boot Camp

This seminar is designed for veteran entrepreneurs looking to start and grow their businesses.

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October 21st, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

The Fervent Four Show #80 with Dr. Cynthia Romero

Did you know that only 4% of businesses hit $1M in revenue? Tim Ryan and Zack Miller are the creators The Fervent Four Show, designed to help you get there.

[StartWheel Live]

October 21st, 2021
5:30 - 7:00pm

1100 Reaktions

From NASA engineer to company founder. Is that possible?
Come hear Steve Sandford tell his story of that roller coaster ride.

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Region Roundup

Big news we couldn't wait to share with you! 

Fourth Set of Finalists from Start Peninsula Micro Pitch Announced

The finalists were Care Concierge, Khitech – Windshield Protector and True-Rep. In total, ten pitchers participated.

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Attend the Big Launch Challenge Pitch Competition & Angel Capital Association Angel University

This two-day event offers a unique experience for both angel investors and entrepreneurs that will be filled with immersive learning and networking.

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The 757′s entrepreneurial ecosystem expands

Entrepreneurship and small business ownership is the backbone of the economy of this region, the commonwealth, and the nation.

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Central Virginia to fast-track development of advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing with launch of ‘cluster accelerator’

The regional cluster accelerator’s goal is to help build a globally competitive pharmaceutical manufacturing and R&D industry in the Central Virginia region.

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Newport News data analysis co. wins $100M GSA contract

ITA will provide customized data visualization and analysis and will use a suite of data analytics tools to help defense agencies operationalize data.

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20 KPIs Every Growing Business Should Track

Understanding KPIs as they relate to your industry, company and even separate departments within a company is essential for any growing business.

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30 Best Startup Accelerators & Incubators In Virginia [2021]

From Starter Story By Pat Walls

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Fast-growing Startup SVT Robotics Prepares For More Expansion

“SVT Robotics is a prime example of the success that innovative technology businesses can achieve in the Commonwealth,” said Governor Ralph Northam in August.

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ivWatch Granted Market Authorization By Saudi Arabia Food & Drug Authority

In 2020, ivWatch also received FDA clearance and CE mark for its SmartTouchTM disposable sensor.

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Richmond Jumps 30 Spots in Startup Genome Emerging Ecosystem Rankings

The rankings considered performance indicators such as the number of exits and growth-stage startups in the region, funding, market reach, experience, and talent.

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Activation Capital $15,000 Pitch Contest in November to Shine Light on Virginia Businesses

The contest will feature three categories: high-growth startups, main street companies, and student-owned ventures.

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Entrepreneurial Opportunities & Competitions

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Fervent Four Show Recap

#78: Eddie Montero: Understanding the Franchise Business Model

Eddie Montero, Franchise Owner/Operator at The UPS Store, joins the show to discuss why he chose the franchise business model, lessons learned in the navy + how he applies them to entrepreneurship, and the importance of building a strong company culture.

Interested in learning more? Watch the full show as well as mini clips on our website or YouTube page.  

#77: Kala Fleming: How One Person's Trash is Another Person's Startup

Kala Fleming, Founder at Frontline Gig, joins the show to discuss her new startup + the need for green infrastructure, her journey to Hampton Roads, & why/where litter happens.

Interested in learning more? Watch the full show as well as mini clips on our website or YouTube page.  

#76: Jorge "JC" Colonnieves: Active Duty Coast Guard and Entrepreneurship

Jorge “JC” Colonnieves, Founder at JCFitsme, joins the show to discuss the “Aha!” moment that led him to start his business, operating a business while being active duty, and how to improve your fitness startup’s brand.

Interested in learning more? Watch the full show as well as mini clips on our website or YouTube page.  
Did you know that only 4% of businesses ever exceed $1 million in annual revenue? The Fervent Four Show is designed to give you the tools and information you need to become part of the 4%.

Tune in to the Fervent Four Show every Thursday from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm on StartWheel Live. The Fervent Four Show is brought to you by StartWheel and the Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center. 

The past few weeks, we've chatted with:

#78: Eddie Montero, Franchise Owner/Operator at The UPS Store

#77: Kala Fleming, Founder at Frontline Gig

#76: Jorge "JC" Colonnieves, Founder at JCFitsme

#75: Jesse Midgett, NASA Technology Transfer Program

#74: Nate Marcus, Founder & CEO at OccasionGenius

#73: Erica McMannes, co-founder & COO at Instant Teams

#72: Brandon Johnson, Owner of Vintner’s Cellar Winery of Yorktown

Here's the entire FFS library.
Apply to be a guest on the Fervent Four Show
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What is StartWheel?

 
StartWheel is your online source of information that’s solely focused on the entrepreneurial activities that are taking place across Hampton Roads, Virginia, also known as #The757. 
  • Consolidates all of the news and information that you need to know to start and grow a business. StartWheel also shares the information our community wants and needs to hear in order to advance our region forward.  
  • Coordinates all of the entrepreneurial events that are taking place either online or in person. We’ve eliminated the need to check multiple calendars, we have everything listed in one place for your convenience. 
  • Celebrates all of the entrepreneurial successes that are taking place around the region. We amplify your success to a broader audience.  
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