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StartWheel Newsletter

Volume 2 | Issue 2

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.

Application Deadlines

Applications due Feb. 27

$757 cash prize...apply today!
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ICAP Lean Startup Short Course
Applications due Mar. 1

ICAP helps inventors and entrepreneurs take the right first steps in bringing new technologies and innovations to market.
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757 Angels
Applications due Mar. 20

Learn more about the application and screening process...
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Top Stories

LäraBar Founder to Keynote Women in Venture Event

The Women in Venture networks will come together at the College of William & Mary for a 1/2 day conference, dubbed RAISE.
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Four Entrepreneurs Will Share $45,000 to Grow Businesses in Downtown Suffolk

Participants were required to complete a mandatory seven week education series. Forty four people started the program; 20 finished the course.
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Ice-T to Deliver Keynote Speech at Music Conference in Norfolk

The conference runs May 9-12. Ice-T will appear with music executive Seymour Stein at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center.
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Local Tech Company MAXX Potential Scaling Up, Hosting IT Career Lab

MAXX Potential is a technology consulting firm whose mission is finding and growing local tech talent.
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Resource Rally

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


If you are a startup or early stage company located in Virginia, have a business plan that anticipates deriving the majority of revenues from sources outside Hampton Roads and are seeking to raise between $100,000 and $5,000,000 then you should talk to the 757 Angels.

Since its launch, in excess of 90 percent of its capital has stayed in Hampton Roads and 70 percent of portfolio companies are earning revenue.

Interested in becoming an investor? Find Out How

Application Deadline is March 20th!
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Upcoming Events

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Feb. 5, 2019

10:00am - 12:30pm
ODU Women's Business Center
4111 Monarch Way, Ste. 106
Norfolk, VA 23508

Successful Entrepreneurs Prefer Scaling to Failing

Shift your thinking to see the BIG picture. Learn what it means to scale up your business.
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Feb. 6, 2019

11:00am - 1:00pm
Suffolk Executive Offices
425 W. Washington St.
Suffolk, VA 23434


If you are looking for super-duper, easy-to-implement, and cheap ways to sell more, this is the workshop you have been searching for.
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Feb. 13, 2019

ODU Strome Entrepreneurial Center
1006 Visual Arts Building
Norfolk, VA 23529

Startup Night @ ODU

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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Feb. 16, 2019

11:00am - 5:00pm
1904 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23517


757 Creative ReUse Center is dedicated to promoting sustainability and environmental awareness through art, craft, education and community.t
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Feb. 20, 2019

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Chesapeake Economic Development
676 Independence Pkwy., Ste. 200
Chesapeake, VA 23320

unWINEd: February 2019

Treat yourself to an evening of entrepreneurial networking and libations at the Chesapeake Economic Development department.
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Feb. 21, 2019

9:00am - 1:00pm
W&M Mason School of Business
Miller Hall, 101 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Women in Venture: RAISE

This half-day conference will feature keynotes from Lara Merriken, Founder of LĂ„RABAR, and First Lady of Virginia Pam Northam. 
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Feb. 25, 2019

ODU Innovation Center
501-B Boush St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Augmented Reality Meetup

A place for developers, creators, investors, founders, corporate decision makers and curious folks to come together.. 
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