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StartWheel Newsletter

August 2018

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

What We Do

StartWheel is a centralized hub for news, events, and resources related to entrepreneurship and innovation in Hampton Roads. We aim to support and cultivate the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem. Check out our website at to learn how you can join us and connect with the community.

We hit the streets (co-working spaces, incubators, universities, etc.) to cover startups, resources, and events you should know about—and deliver them to your inbox, social media feed, and on the web.

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Top Stories

Startup Boot Camp I-CAP Returns for Fall 2018

...An ideal program for early-stage companies trying to prepare for eventual venture investment.
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757 Accelerate Welcomes Its Inaugural Cohort

Each of the five companies will receive $20,000, free workspace, and access to a dedicated group of over 80 serial entrepreneurs, investors, and regional business leaders who will provide the critical mentorship...
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Startup Night Making Changes continue its outstanding support to the Hampton Roads startup and small business community—and extending its reach through a collaboration with StartWheel.
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Norfolk-based Amplified IT wins Google award education-focused consultancy located on Granby Street in Norfolk’s NEON District, recently received Google’s highest award for education.
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Resource Rally

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


Launchpad provides entrepreneurs and startups in the Greater Williamsburg Region with the amenities, counseling and services needed to grow a successful business!. They host community events regularly, like weekly 1 Million Cups meetups and 757Pitch in September.

Discover your new office and coworkers today!
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Upcoming Competitions


757Pitch September 2018

Applications due August 24th!
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START Peninsula 2018

Open to ALL Hampton Roads startups!
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Are we missing any?...let us know

Upcoming Events

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Every Tuesday

ODU Innovation Center

Garage Band

Discuss startup ideas, business models, and variety of other entrepreneurial, tech, and innovation related topics.

Every Thursday

O'Connors Brewing Co.

Entre Brew

Like hanging out with entrepreneurs? Want to chat about building up our regional innovation ecosystem? Drop by for our informal Entre Brew meetup every Thursday.

Aug. 21, 2018

Webcast, 1 of 2 sessions

RISE Info Session

This is a short 30 minute free info session for the upcoming RISE Coastal Community Resilience Challenge.[Read More...]

Aug. 21, 2018

Fulton Bank
4429 Bonney Rd., Ste. 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

How to Finance Your Business Venture

This interactive two-hour session co-hosted by the ODU Women's Business Center and Fulton Bank. [Read More...]

Aug. 22, 2018

4445 Corporation Ln.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Get to Know Your Audience - A Website Guy Workshop

In this workshop, we'll walk you through the digital tools available to enhance your understanding of YOUR ideal customer. [Read More...]

Aug. 27, 2018

Webcast, 2 of 2 sessions

RISE Info Session

This is a short 30 minute free info session for the upcoming RISE Coastal Community Resilience Challenge.[Read More...]

Aug. 28, 2018

County Grill & Smokehouse
1215 George Washington Memorial Hwy.
Yorktown, VA

Geeks at a Bar - 757 Developers

Do you work with technology or for a tech company? Do you speak geek? Come network with other technology industry workers for a casual, conversational happy hour.
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Aug. 29, 2018

Amplified IT
812 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

757 Accelerate: Meet the Cohort

Come meet the promising founders selected for 757 Accelerate's inaugural cohort, and learn what Hampton Roads can do to help them grow their business.
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Sept. 5, 2018

1030 University Blvd.
Suffolk, VA 23435

Hampton Roads Tech Expo

A Regional Gathering for Technology and Innovation Experts and Organizations.
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