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January 2022
Hey, Everyone!

2022 has kicked into full swing! We're adding stories and events as fast as we're getting them. Most importantly, we're adding more and more new members to the community. If you're new to the community, welcome! This is your community, we're just telling the story and clearing the pathway for your success. How can we help you?  - Tim     


Tuesday, January 11th

  • 12:00  - 1:30 pm: How the Hampton Roads Ecosystem Stands Ready to Support Corporate [Register]
  • 2:00  - 3:00 pm: Success Through eCommerce Bootcamp [Register]

Wednesday, January 12th

  • 10:30 - 11:30 am: Virginia Enterprise Zone Workshop: Real Property Investment Grant [Register]
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm: Virginia Enterprise Zone Workshop: Job Creation Grant How-to-Qualify Webinar [Register]

Thursday, January 13th

  • 10:00 am - 3:30 pm: USDA, NOAA, Education, Transportation & EPA SBIR Proposal Planning & Prep [Register]
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm: The Fervent Four Show [Watch Live]
  • 12:00 - 1:30 pm: Addressing Workforce Gaps through International Student Retention [Register]
  • 5:00 - 7:00 pm: Critical Mass – High Tech Networking and Happy Hour [Register]
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Community Spotlight

Startup in need of capital or mentorship? Apply for 757 Angels until January 19th or Idea Factory by February 1st.


Travis Young Joins 757 Collab as Director of DEI & Strategic Partnerships
"I am excited to join 757 Collab and build partnerships here in the Hampton Roads area." - Travis Young. Travis is originally from Cape Charles, Virginia.  Read more
Earn your Certificate in Retail Operations
The Retail Alliance Foundations's Certificate in Retail Operations is a 14-week course designed to provide technical training for retail business owners. Read more
Neptune’s Fury Coffee setting up shop in downtown Norfolk’s Dominion Tower
Matt Rose and Jason Walker, co-founders of Neptune’s Fury Coffee Co., started selling their products at local farmers’ markets in 2020. Their business has grown and they are opening their first brick-and-mortar shop in Norfolk this spring. Read more
New Form 1099 Reporting in 2022
If you file taxes as proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs, and corporations, that earn more than $600 via online payment platforms will start receiving a Form-1099-K, “Payment Card and Third-Party Network Transactions” (TPSOs and EPFs), with the information being sent to the client and the IRS. Read more
Federal Disaster Assistance/RRF Update
With the sunset of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, there is little, if any, good news for restaurateurs and small business owners about any further Federal Disaster Relief Loan/Grant programs. Read more
RISE Challenge Winner FloodMapp Launches Integration With Waze to Help Drivers Avoid Flooded Roads in Real-Time
Funded as a winner of the RISE Urban Mobility Resilience Challenge, FloodMapp’s innovative solution allows Waze to offer drivers real-time, street-level alerts of flooded roads. FloodMapp is piloting the program in Norfolk, Virginia, where Waze users will be the first to test the new feature. Read more
The IncuHub in Portsmouth has expanded
Kristin and Marko Frigelj just opened the doors to their latest expansion at The IncuHub. Read more
Center Street Pitch Competition Announced
Each year, the Dominion Energy Innovation Center (DEIC) and Randolph-Macon College (R-MC) welcome emerging technology and small business startups from across Virginia to apply for its Pitch Competition. Read more
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Fervent Four

#91: Michelle Pippin: The sisterhood of female entrepreneurship

Michelle Pippin founded Women who WOW, the place for seriously driven women entrepreneurs to begin, belong and become. Part business school, part sisterhood, part success greenhouse, there is no other organization serving women the WOW does.

Watch Thursday at 11am on Startwheel Live!

#90: Allen Lim: "Hydrating" your Business

Allen Lim, Founder of Skratch Labs, joins the show to discuss his startup, skratch labs, the secret to 'hydration', and what it's like to work alongside Lance Armstrong.

#89: Allison Moore: "Edutainment" in the workplace

Allison Moore, Founder at MooreLaughing Edutainment, joins the show to discuss what is ‘edutainment’navigating difficult conversations about race, and how founder’s can better diversify their workforce.

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As we start a new year, we'd be remiss if we didn't remind you that StartWheel is 501c3. If you are looking for ways to invest in the entrepreneurial community, look no further than StartWheel.  


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