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StartWheel Newsletter

Volume 2 | Issue 6

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

757 Accelerate
Deadline: June 21st

$20,000 + No Equity + 12 Weeks of  Customized Acceleration
[Apply Now]

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]

E-Commerce Grant Program
Newport News

Are you a Newport News-based business with a website that needs to be refreshed?
[More Info]

757Pitch Applications
Next Deadline: June 24th

Our bi-monthly pitch competition with $757 cash prize. To be held July 16th at Ferguson Enterprises' headquarters in Newport News.
[Apply Here]

Top Stories

Who Won 757Pitch: May 2019 Edition

Five founders competed at Zeiders American Dream Theater on May 21st for $757, a 1-year membership to BizConnect, and a consulting package from ODU Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
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Making Connections to Grow Hampton Roads’ Regional Economy

Jim Spore, President & CEO of Reinvent Hampton Roads gives us an update on GO Virginia Region 5 initiatives.
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Innovative Solutions to Region’s Flooding

As the seas rise and steadily encroach on where residents live, work and play, communities will need to make decisions about what resources are best protected.
[Read More...]

Launchpad Moving to William and Mary’s Tribe Square This Fall

Local startups and student entrepreneurs will be closer than ever when the Launchpad regional business incubator and a second student entrepreneurship center open in the College of William and Mary’s Tribe Square this fall.
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The Struggle of Starting Your Own Business

Entrepreneurialism is a tough career choice. It can be risky, stressful, lonely, and challenging. Common knowledge dictates that if the risk is large, the reward will be too.
[Read More...]
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Resource Rally

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

757 Accelerate

757 Accelerate is a selective startup accelerator program providing founders with connections, customers, and $20,000 start-up capital.

If you have a committed full-time founder and are solving a disruptive problem with a scalable solution, 757 Accelerate can help you validate your business model, prototype your product, develop a go-to-market plan, connect with customers, and prepare for next-stage funding.
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Upcoming Events

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Weekly thru July 15, 2019

ODU Innovation Center
Norfolk, VA 23510

Early Stage Enterprise Strategy & Finance Workshop Series

Find out how to develop a business plan, financial model, and pitch deck destined to attract investors! 
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June 12, 2019

Tabb Library
100 Long Green Blvd. 
Yorktown, VA 23693

Solopreneur vs. Entrepreneur: Which are you and how should you be set up?

Event will feature keynote speaker Nany Gonzales of MOR Consulting Services, networking, and Q&A
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June 13, 2019

4345 New Town Ave.
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Startup Night @ Launchpad

Meet other entrepreneurs, investors and business enthusiasts who come together to network and watch demos of hot new local technologies, startups and businesses.
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June 20, 2019

6:00pm - 8:00pm
VA Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
21 Enterprise Way
Hampton, VA 23666

Startup Survival Series: How to Pitch

Join us for our next civic innovation night, when Ben Schoenfeld will present safety and justice projects:
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June 20, 2019

Bi-weekly thru July 18
6:00pm - 8:00pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory
237 W. 24th St.
Norfolk, VA 23518

Crash Course Film School

Content is king. Recieve hands-on training from a veteran of South by Southwest who will teach you how to make awesome video.
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June 21, 2019

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

Marketers Anonymous: Marketing for High-Growth Companies

Featuring StartWheel's executive director Chris Shelton and Troopster founder Chelsea Mandello. Learn how to identify and reach your target market when your vision is too big to stay small.
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June 27, 2019

9:00am - 4:00pm
Troy University
100 Volvo Pkwy., Ste. 300
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Human-Centered Design Thinking

Learn design thinking principles, use them to solve real-world problems and identify effective techniques for fostering innovation and creativity.
[Read More...]
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