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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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Region Roundup

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

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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Third Set of Finalists from Start Peninsula Micro Pitch Announced

Each finalist will receive a $500 prize and the chance to participate in the Wednesday, November 3rd Main Pitch Event for $5,000.

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Aerospace Company to Expand in Newport News, Create 211 New Jobs

The company will construct a new, 60,000-square-foot hangar facility with access to the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport runway and an engineering technology center.

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Number of the week in Hampton Roads business: $82 million

757 Angels is now comprised of 149 accredited investors from various business sectors and backgrounds.

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 Event Spotlight

October 6th, 2021
6:00 - 8:00pm

Micro Pitch Competition #4

Watch the 4th and final sold-out pitch event when local entrepreneurs pitch their startup for a chance to be 1 of 3 winners to qualify for championship competition in November to win $5,000!

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October 5th and 6th, 2021
By appointment

VPN Setup

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 5th, 2021
6:00 - 7:30pm

Virginia Tech’s Introduction to Continuous Improvement – Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management Certification Course

Space is limited, so register to reserve your virtual seat today.

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October 6th, 2021
9:00 - 10:00am

1 Million Cups - Every week, entrepreneurs present business ideas to the local community.

555 S Independence Blvd 555 S Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach

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October 7th, 2021
9:00 - 11:30am

Funding Strategies for Small Businesses

Are you ‘fundable’?  Learn what a “Funds provider” wants to know about you and your business.

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October 7th, 12th 2021
2:00 - 4:00pm

Virginia SBDC: WordPress Website Workshop

Work with experienced WordPress business practitioner Cameron Nelson to get real-time help in this group workshop.

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October 7th, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

The Fervent Four Show #78 with UPS Store owner, Eddie Montero 

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 8th 2021
9:00 - 10:30am

Coffee with CIT GAP Funds

Join the CIT GAP Funds Team for Meet the VC.

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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
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.

[Register]

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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Jobs Openings!!! 


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If you’re running a startup/small business, we want to help you fill those positions. So, if you’re hiring and want a free place to list your open positions here! 

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Entrepreneurial Opportunities & Competitions

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Fervent Four Show Recap

#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.  

#75: Jesse Midgett: Shopping for the Perfect Patent for your Business

Jesse Midgett, from the NASA Technology Transfer Program, joins the show to discuss a few of the ~430 NASA patents available for licensing, the future of commercial space travel, and his thoughts on the local startup community.

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:

#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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