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StartWheel Newsletter

Volume 2 | Issue 7

Your source for Hampton Roads' startup and innovation news.
Read on for stories, events, and resources you need to know about!

What We Do is Hampton Roads' hub for news, events, and resources related to entrepreneurship and innovation. We partner with other organizations in effort to support and cultivate the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Urgent Matters

757Pitch Competition
Tuesday, July 16th!

FREE bi-monthly pitch competition with $757 cash prize to be held at Ferguson Ventures headquarters in Newport News.
[RSVP to Attend]

757 Angels
Applications Due Sept. 18

One of the most active angel groups in the country! Over 120 local member investors...
[Learn More]

Big Launch Challenge
Southeast Regional Startup Competition

10 finalists have 10 minutes to pitch their startup to investor judges for $20,000 in prizes!
[More Info]

Survey: Virginia's Role in the Innovation Economy

State leaders want to know what they can do in coming years to improve Virginia’s performance in commercialization, new venture creation, workforce development, and job growth.
[Take the Survey Here]

Top Stories

Interview with Ferguson Ventures Director Blake Luse

Find out about Ferguson Ventures and why they're investing in the Hampton Roads startup ecosystem.
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CoVaBiz Opens Nominations & Voting for BOB (Best of Business)

The first voting/nomination round goes from July 1 through July 30.Winners will be published in the December/January 2019/20  Issue of  CoVa Biz Magazine.
[Read More...]

Unveiled: Hampton Roads Talent Alignment Strategy Report

Efforts to strengthen the next generation workforce and create a more vibrant, diverse regional economy have been at the forefront of discussions among workforce development stakeholders.
[Read More...]

Norfolk-based Jody’s Popcorn to Hit Walmart Shelves

There are a lot of ways to scale your business. Getting your product on the shelves of a national retailer like Walmart is surely one of them. Find out how Jody’s Gourmet Popcorn got in...
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Resource Rally

Each newsletter edition we highlight a local resource that can help grow your business.


The IncuHub brings together entrepreneurs looking to grow and connect. They offer private offices as well as a coworking space, all located within a federally designated HUBZone.  Executive coaching comes with membership via an active advisory board and an Entrepreneur in Residence.  With this perk, founders can expect individualized mentorship that will lead you and your business to greater success. Located near Downtown Portsmouth, Virginia, their shared workspace is the perfect starting point for your company to reach its ultimate potential alongside those with common interests..
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Upcoming Events

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Every Wednesday!

Williamsburg & Virginia Beach

1 Million Cups

A place where founders can practice their pitches and get feedback from in a comfortable environment.
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July 17, 2019

Retail Alliance
838 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

How to Measure Your Social Media Performance

Part of Retail Alliance's STRIVE Workshop Series 
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July 17, 2019

300 Monticello Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23510

SCORE Workshop: Google My Business

Topics include how to master Google My Business platform, tips and common mistakes, and how to get the most out of your Google listing. 
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July 19, 2019

Ted Constant Center
4320 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23529

ODU VBOC Small Business Resource Day

Resource expo including breakout/training sessions on gov't contracting, franchising, insurance, finance, and funding!
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July 19, 2019

11:30am - 1:00pm
Blue Moon Taphouse
333 Waterside Dr.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Marketers Anonymous: Engaging on Social Media

Guest speakers include Lindsey Germono and Sarah Darrow. Hosted by Array Digital.
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July 25, 2019

8:00am - 5:30pm
Holiday Inn
980 Omni Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23606

Opportunity Zone Sessions

If you’re a developer or investor looking to get ahead of the curve, the new Opportunity Zones can give your project an edge.
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July 24, 2019

5:00pm - 6:45pm
Dominion Enterprises
150 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Dominion Enterprises Skillbridge Internship Information Meeting

Dominion offers several unique opportunities to learn on the job to prepare yourself for life “on the other side” of the military! Food and drink provided.
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July 27, 2019

10:00am - 4:30pm
Webb University Center
1526 W. 49th St.
Norfolk, VA 23508

International NodeBots Day 2019

This event is friendly for all ages and experience levels. There will be kits to use during the day for building Sumobots
[Read More...]
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