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September 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! 

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 where they will have an opportunity to win $5,000 to support their business growth and continuing access to local resources.

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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 to expand capabilities in maintenance and modification services for its clients.

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

The largest check size written so far has been $2.5 million with $120,000 being the average check size among 429 checks, according to the report.

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SBSD is Seeking Your Input

The Federal Reserve’s 2021 Small Business Credit Survey is open for responses, and the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity is a partner on this effort.

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SVT Robotics Recognized in 2021 Gartner® Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies

SVT Robotics has been riding a surge of interest in their SOFTBOT Platform as well as receiving numerous awards for their groundbreaking technology.

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Slover Library Offers Business Planning Tools to Boost Economy

The new resources are available through the Roy E. Hendrix Business Center at Slover Library, located on the library’s third floor.

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The Business Development Center (BDC) at ODU offers assistance for the VWIEC program

The Business Development Center (BDC) at ODU assistance and financial support for certification and licensing for the VWIEC program.

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757 Angels Reports Another Year of Unprecedented Success

In its just-released annual “2020-21 Impact Report”, 757 Angels...

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Virginia Peninsula Chamber to Hold 2021 Military / Business Job Fair

The Peninsula Chamber, and its Military Affairs Council, hosts this event annually with an average of 80 companies from around the mid-Atlantic participating.

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Tell us your news!

Jobs Openings!!! 


We've added an open job listing feature
 
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! 

» IT Apprentice @Maxx Potential
» Life Science Business Mentor
» 757 Collab Mentor Manager

What else would you like StartWheel to do? We want to know!   
Post a job opening

 Event Spotlight

September 20th, 2021
10:00am - 1:00pm

VetBizLadyStart Program

Penetrating the government contracting industry can be a challenge, but women veterans have the experience and leadership it takes—they just need a place to start.

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September 21st, 2021
12:00 - 1:00pm

HRIC Tech Tuesday: Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap

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September 21st and 22nd, 2021
By session

Setting up Backups Workshop – Protect Your Critical Information Series

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September 21st, 2021
12:30 - 1:30pm

BYOB speaker series

The BYOB speaker series is focused on providing insights and expertise from entrepreneurs who have chosen to Be Their Own Boss.

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September 22nd, 2021
9:00 - 10:00am

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

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September 22nd, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 pm

#innovateinRVA: Improving the Health of the Immune System

Join Aditxt CEO Amro Albanna to learn more about Aditxt, why they moved to Richmond, and what’s next for the biotec innovation company.

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September 22nd, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Pitch Perfect 

Master your pitch! This session is focused on your 3-minute pitch for Start Peninsula and investors. 

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September 23rd, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

The Fervent Four Show #76 with JC Nieves of JCFitsMe

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]

September 23rd, 2021
4:00 - 5:00pm

How to Generate Leads Using Digital Marketing Tools

In this roundtable event you will hear from other local business owners about how they use digital media to grow their business.

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September 23rd, 2021
5:30 - 7:30pm

AT&T Women in Power Business Expo

The Women in Business Expo is Back with a new location, Gather Newport News, and a few more sponsors involved!

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September 24th, 2021
9:00 - 10:30am

Coffee with CIT GAP Funds

Join the CIT GAP Funds Team for Meet the VCs – Raising Capital & Strategic Partners (Following by an optional small group session).

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September 29th, 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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September 29th & 30th, 2021
Several time slots available

Encryption Workshop – Protect Your Critical Information Series

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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September 30th, 2021
8:30am - 12:30pm

Virginia Bio’s 6th Annual Women Building Bio

Agenda includes: Female leaders from Pfizer, JLABS, Altria; Funding advisors experienced with angel investing and more; Keynote from Former CEO/current Advisor of Premier, Susan DeVore.

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September 30th, 2021
9:00 - 10:30am

Attracting, Retaining and Reskilling Talent

This webinar will help you design an effective hiring process that is easy to use and results in better applicants and smarter selection tactics.

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September 30th, 2021
10:30am - 12:00pm

Dept. of Defense SBIR/STTR “Tips Before you Submit” Webinar

This special 1.5 hour webinar is designed to help those who are planning a submission an upcoming Dept. of Defense SBIR/STTR deadline.

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September 30th, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

The Fervent Four Show #77 with Kala Fleming, founder of Frontline Gig

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 1st and 2nd, 2021
1:00 - 5:00pm

Ascend and Assist: A Leader’s Experience

Limited tickets are available now.

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Now October 19th, 2021
6:00pm - 8:30pm

Colley Executive Offices hosts 757 Pitch

757 Pitch is back – 7 Competitors for a winner-takes-all prize package valued up to $10K.

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Entrepreneurial Opportunities & Competitions

Apply to join the next cohort at 757 Startup Studios. Click to apply!

Fervent Four Show Recap

#74: Nate Marcus: Gaining a New Perspective on Entrepreneurship

Nate Marcus, Founder & CEO at OccasionGenius, join the show to discuss his entrepreneurial journeypivoting his business in the wake of COVID-19, and how he has successfully raised over $6M+ in funding.

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

#73: Erica McMannes: Building and Managing a Team

Erica McMannes, co-founder & COO at Instant Teams, joins the show to discuss the 6x growth of Instant Teams in the last 18 months, fundraising strategies, and what skills are needed most in today’s job market.

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:

#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

#71: George Berry, Founder at Pioneer Transport, Inc.

#70: Micah Miller, Managing Member and Founder at Easton Outdoors

#69: Dave Rosen, Co-founder and CEO of Secret Chord Laboratories

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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