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October 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! 

Startup Stories 

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

Norfolk’s popular Cure Coffeehouse expanding to Portsmouth, Newport News

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Congratulations to StartWheel Executive Director -- The Hard Part was Getting There 

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National Veteran Small Business Week (November 1-5)

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Fourth Set of Finalists from Start Peninsula Micro Pitch Announced

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

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The 757′s entrepreneurial ecosystem expands - Tim Ryan and Jim Carroll

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

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 Event Spotlight

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

Password Management


October 20th, 2021
9:00 - 10:00am

1MC at Assembly
400 Granby, 4th floor, Norfolk, VA


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

Webinar: Veteran Business Plan Boot Camp


October 21st, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

The Fervent Four Show #80
With Dr. Cynthia Romero

[StartWheel Live]

October 21st, 2021
5:30 - 7:00pm

1100 Reaktions - From NASA engineer to company founder, Steve Sandford tell his story.


October 27th, 2021
12:30 - 1:00pm

Tech Talks with Dominion Energy


October 27th, 28th, 2021
12:00 - 5:00pm

Fundamentals of Setting up a Secure Network


October 28th, 2021
9:00 - 11:00am

Craft Beverage Finance – What You Need To Know Before Speaking With Your Banker


October 28th, 2021
10:00 - 11:00am

Virginia SBDC: Learn the Basics of Google Ads


October 28th, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

The Fervent Four Show #81

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


» Bloom Community Manager
» Dominion Energy Innovation Center, Program Coordinator, Part Time

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Fervent Four Show

#79: Dennis Woodbury: Protecting Against Unknown Dangers

Dennis Woodbury, CEO & Founder at eZverifi, joins the show to discuss all things eZverifi, his Start Peninsula experience, and the long-term vision for his startup.

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

#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.  
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:

#79: Dennis Woodbury, CEO & Founder, at eZverifi

#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

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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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  • 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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