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StartWheel Newsletter

Volume 2 | Issue 5

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.org 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
Applications Open

Deadline: June 21st
$20,000 + No Equity + 12 Weeks of Customized Acceleration
=SUCCESSFUL FOUNDERS
[Apply Now]

I|E Series on Granby
Post-Event Survey

Help us help you!

Whether not you attended...your feedback will help us deliver more value to YOU at the next one!
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ICAP Applications
Deadline: June 1st

Bootcamp designed for high-growth, scalable startup comapnies with dedicated foudners—grit and determination required!
[Apply Here]

Top Stories

Students Win Startup Funds at Splash! Something in the Water Pitch Competition

Three teams received $2,500 in startup funds on Friday after participating in a business competition presented by Something in the Water, ODU, and Cox.
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Ferguson Innovation Challenge, W&M Students Pitch Industry Solutions

Five teams of students were each matched with a Ferguson mentor and charged with providing a solution to address productivity in the construction industry.
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RISE, $1.5 Million to Fight Flooding and Climate Change in Hampton Roads Will Go to These Six Startups

Over the last several months, groups have taken their ideas from concept to full-on business plan.
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‘Humble Yourself.’ Norfolk Music Entrepreneur Gives Hopefuls Career Advice at I|E Series

Panelists at one of I|E Series events on April 5th spoke about the long and often arduous journey to entrepreneurial success as artists
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How Mobile Marketing Startup Dippy Drives Customer Engagement for Fast Food Brands

757 Accelerate alum Dippy is shaking up the quick-service food industry by providing incentives for customers to participate in surveys or promotions.
[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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May 6- July 15, 2019

(Weekly)
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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May 8, 2019

6:00pm-8:00pm
1701 Baltic Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Startup Night @ 1701

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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May 9-2, 2019


Downtown Norfolk

East Coast Music Conference

For its second year, ECMC is adding more nationally recognized speakers, such as Matt Starr; Tune Core founder, Jeff Price; and documentarian, John Rash; along with 30 other speakers and panelists. 
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May 15, 2019

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

Getting Started With Vectors for Design

We will be exploring vectors to prepare for laser cutting, using using Adobe Illustrator.
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May 17, 2019

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

Marketers Anonymous: Fred Rose & Adriana Andrade

Hear success stories first-hand, learn cutting-edge marketing tactics, discover the latest industry research and insights, and get to know others in the local marketing community.
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May 20, 2019

6:00pm - 8:00pm
ODU Innovation Center
501-B Boush St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Hampton Roads Augmented Reality

A place for developers, creators, investors, founders, corporate decision makers and curious folks to come together around Augmented Reality! Sponsored by Ario.
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May 21, 2019

6:00pm - 8:00pm
NSU Innovation Center
520 E. Main St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Code for Hampton Roads: Civic Innovation Night

Join us for our next civic innovation night, when Ben Schoenfeld will present safety and justice projects:
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May 30, 2019

NOAH's Event Venue Chesapeake
625 Independence Pkwy
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Retail Alliance: Retailer of the Year Awards 2019

Recognizing excellence in retailing while honoring merchants who demonstrate the very best in product quality, customer service and community involvement across retail, service, and restaurant categories.
[Read More...]
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