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November 2021

Hey, Everyone! It’s time for your quick dose of everything you need to know about entrepreneurship across #The757. 

- News
- Events
- Fervent Four Show  

As always, thank you for being a special part of the entrepreneurial community! 

Community Spotlight 

Winners Announced for Start Peninsula 2021

Following four virtual micro pitch competitions and a final pitch competition, Start Peninsula is pleased to announce its three winners for 2021: Bonilla Pet Studio, EWedded and Pocket Properties App.

Each winner will receive $5,000 to fuel their business growth, a one year seat at Growth University, a six month community membership to Launchpad, the Greater Williamsburg Business Incubator, one year memberships to the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, The Greater Williamsburg Business Alliance, the York County Chamber of Commerce and a one year membership to Retail Alliance.

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 Event Spotlight

November 9th 10:30 - 11:30am

IRS Business Series: Business Recordkeeping


November 9th 12:00 - 1:00pm

HRIC Tech Tuesday – VA Economic Development Partnership Program Overview


November 9th 6:00 - 8:00pm

Business Planning Research


November 10th 8:00am - 1:00pm

Annual Small Business Conference “A Salute to Veterans”


November 10th 9:00 - 10:00am

1 Million Cups at 757 Startup Studios


November 10th 10:30am - 12:00pm

Writing your Specific Aims Page for NIH SBIR/STTR WEBINAR


November 10th 12:00 - 1:00pm

Lighthouse Labs Startup Accelerator Info Session


November 11th 11:00am - 12:00pm

The Fervent Four Show #83 featuring: Caitlin Iseler 

[StartWheel Live]

November 11th 5:00 - 7:00pm

Critical Mass – High Tech Networking and Happy Hour


November 11th 5:30 - 7:30pm

757 Accelerate Community Pitch Event


November 16th 10:30am - 12:00pm

Finance Series: Difference Between Business and Personal Credit Scores


November 17th 8:00am - 5:00pm

Women Impact Virginia – The Entrepreneurial Mindset


November 17th 9:00 - 10:00pm

1 Million Cups at 757 Startup Studios


November 17th 10:00 - 11:30am

Small Business Lending 101 – Are You Ready?

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Startup Stories 

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

Blackrock CEO Larry Fink: The next 1,000 billion-dollar start-ups will be in climate tech

Read the full article

RISE Announces Launch of $3 Million Coastal Community Resilience Challenges

Read the full article

CIT GAP Funds Virginia Founders Fund Invests in Senior Runs to Assist Growing Population of Older Adults Navigate Transportation Needs

Read the full article

Expansive Co-working is Back and with Updated Pricing

Read the full article

Tell us your news!

If you’re running a startup/small business list your open positions here! 

» Assistant Director for Engagement - Old Dominion University Institute for Coastal Adaptation & Resilience
» Chief Technical Officer - Rubin Education
» Dominion Energy Innovation Center, Program Coordinator, Part-Time

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Fervent Four Show

#82: Elizabeth Duncan-Hawker: Standing Out in Business

Elizabeth Duncan-Hawker, Founder at Red Hawk Strategic Solutions, joins the show to discuss the importance of confidence & how to gain itwhat friendship exactly is, and how to use social media to make connections.

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

#81: Bay McLaughlin: An Investor's POV on Raising $$$

Bay McLaughlin, Co-Founder at Brinc, joins the show to discuss his journey to becoming a venture capitalist, keys to building an innovative startup community, and his advice for Founders that are raising money.

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:

#82: Elizabeth Duncan-Hawker, Founder at Red Hawk Strategic Solutions

#81: Bay McLaughlin, Co-Founder, COO, & Board Member at Brinc

#80: Dr. Cynthia Romero, Director at the Brock Institute

#79: Dennis Woodbury, CEO & Founder at eZverifi

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

Here's the entire FFS library.
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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.  
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  • 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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