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December 2021


As the year begins its final descent! We'd be remiss if we didn't remind you that StartWheel is 501c3. If you are planning your charitable giving strategy, look no further than StartWheel.     

Did you know everything we do for the entrepreneurial community is made possible with sponsorships and donations? We never charge a founder to promote their business or to leverage our services. Our goal is to always keep it that way.   

Thank you for your consideration and for being a supporter of our 
entrepreneurial community! 

 
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Stories

757 Angels Recognized as Top Investor Group for 3rd Consecutive Year
For the third consecutive year, 757 Angels has been recognized by the Angel Captial Association as a top Angel Group in North America. Read more
Lighthouse Labs Application Deadline is January 9th
Lighthouse Labs seeks to fill its next cohort with the next greatest startups. Read more
Walmart taps growing Virginia Beach company to develop drone delivery system
Drone delivery is coming — and a Hampton Roads company might make your first order possible. Read more
Norfolk-based 757 Startup Studios is expanding with 22 new startups
757 Startup Studios is expanding as it attracts more startups to a downtown Norfolk innovation hub. Read more
Hampton Roads commissary kitchens open to fill needs for startup food vendors
The Mariano family created The Lab, a commercial kitchen where those starting out in the food truck or catering industry can work and grow their businesses. Read more
Start Peninsula winners include photo studio, wedding e-commerce and real estate app
After four micro events and a final championship pitch competition, judges selected the winners of this year’s Start Peninsula entrepreneurial contest. Read more
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Events

Tuesday, December 7th

  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm: ODU Strome Entrepreneurial Center: Arts Interview Series with Matt Sesow [Register]

Wednesday, December 8th

  • 9:00 - 10:00 am: 1 Million Cups at 757 Startup Studios [Register]
  • 10:00 - 11:00 am: Craft Beverage QA/QC: Best Practices for Safeguarding Product Quality [Register]

Thursday, December 9th

  • 8:00  am - 3:00 pm: Webinar: Business Plan Boot Camp [Register]
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm: The Fervent Four Show [Register]
  • 5:00 - 7:00 pm: Critical Mass – High Tech Networking and Happy Hour [Register]
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Fervent Four

#86: Adam Alphin: 

Adam Alphin joins the show to discuss his business KleerCard and what it's like working in FinTech in Hampton Roads.

Watch live on Thursday at 11:00 am on our website or YouTube page.  

#85: Rev Cory Newell: Love and Marriage

Rev Cory Newell, Chaplain & Founder at Rev. Cory Newell and Associates, joins the show to discuss his what it's like to be a professional wedding officiant, the entrepreneurial ministry business model, and the importance of storytelling in business & networking.

Watch live on Thursday at 11:00 am on our website or YouTube page.  

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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.  
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