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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. 

As always, thank you for being a special part of the entrepreneurial community! 
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 Event Spotlight

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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October 5th and 6th, 2021
By appointment

VPN Setup

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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October 5th, 2021
6:00 - 7:30pm

Virginia Tech’s Introduction to Continuous Improvement – Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management Certification Course

Space is limited, so register to reserve your virtual seat today.

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October 6th, 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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October 6th, 2021
6:00 - 8:00pm

Micro Pitch Competition #4

Pitch your startup for a chance to be 1 of 3 $500 winners, and qualify for a Shark Tank-style competition in November to win $5,000!

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October 7th, 2021
9:00 - 11:30am

Funding Strategies for Small Businesses

Are you ‘fundable’?  Learn what a “Funds provider” wants to know about you and your business.

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October 7th, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

The Fervent Four Show #78

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]

1MC at Assembly
October 13th, 2021
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Assembly - 400 Granby St, Norfolk, VA


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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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Region Roundup

Big news we couldn't wait to share with you! 

Fast-growing Startup SVT Robotics Prepares For More Expansion

Read the full article

ivWatch Granted Market Authorization By Saudi Arabia Food & Drug Authority

Read the full article

Richmond Jumps 30 Spots in Startup Genome Emerging Ecosystem Rankings

Read the full article

Activation Capital $15,000 Pitch Contest in November to Shine Light on Virginia Businesses

Read the full article

Third Set of Finalists from Start Peninsula Micro Pitch Announced

Read the full article

Aerospace Company to Expand in Newport News, Create 211 New Jobs

Read the full article

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

Read the full article

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!   
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Entrepreneurial Opportunities & Competitions

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

Fervent Four Show Recap

#76: Jorge "JC" Colonnieves: Active Duty Coast Guard and Entrepreneurship

Jorge “JC” Colonnieves, Founder at JCFitsme, joins the show to discuss the “Aha!” moment that led him to start his business, operating a business while being active duty, and how to improve your fitness startup’s brand.

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

#75: Jesse Midgett: Shopping for the Perfect Patent for your Business

Jesse Midgett, from the NASA Technology Transfer Program, joins the show to discuss a few of the ~430 NASA patents available for licensing, the future of commercial space travel, and his thoughts on the local startup community.

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

#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:

#76: Jorge "JC" Colonnieves, Founder at JCFitsme

#75: Jesse Midgett, NASA Technology Transfer Program

#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

Here's the entire FFS library.
Apply to be a guest on the Fervent Four Show
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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.  
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  • 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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