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January 2022
Welcome back, founders!

I hope you were able to take a moment to reflect and catch your breath. We had a great 2021 and 2022 is set to be even bigger. Maybe you're just getting started or you just finished a round of funding, we're here to support you. If you need a resource or a connection, let us know and we'll do our best to make that happen. We're all rooting for you! Cheers to a great 2022! - Tim     


IRS Revises Guidance on PPP Forgiveness Timing
The net effect of these changes could further complicate an already confusing tax filing year, especially for PPP recipients that received multiple funding rounds. Read more
Ignite Business Series Pitch Competition Set For March 12th
The Ignite Business Series Pitch Competition is sponsored by the City of Virginia Beach and is open to residents of the City of Virginia Beach that are at least eighteen (18) years old. Read more
Rebuilding a robotics team: Norview High after-school program looks to community for support
“When kids are faced with a challenge, they will typically rise to the occasion,” Arroyo said. “And when kids are empowered, they will surprise you every time.” Read more
Startup Virginia receives $250K grant
he funds will allow Startup Virginia to implement new technology platforms, add staff and enhance incubator services. Read more
Old Dominion University Earns Prestigious Research 1 Designation from Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education
The University joins a group of just 137, or 5%, of four-year research institutions with the R1 classification in the nation. Read more
Lighthouse Labs Application Deadline is January 9th
Lighthouse Labs seeks to fill its next cohort with the next greatest startups. Read more
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Wednesday, January 5th

  • 9:00  - 10:00 am: 1 Million Cups [Register]
  • 12:00  - 1:00 pm: Lighthouse Labs Startup Accelerator Info Session [Register]

Thursday, January 6th

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm: The Fervent Four Show [Watch Live]
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm: 757 Angels Application Info Session [Register]

Friday, January 7th

  • 9:00 - 10:30 am: Coffee with Virginia Venture Partners [Register]
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Fervent Four

#90: Allen Lim: "Hydrating" your business

Allen Lim is the founder of Skratch Labs, a sports nutrition company based out of Boulder, CO. Boulder is known for its startup community and we'll dive in with topics like going head-to-head with giants like Gatorade and building a company that has been named one of the top 50 to work for by Outside Magazine for the last two years.    

#89: Allison Moore: "Edutainment" in the workplace

Allison Moore, Founder at MooreLaughing Edutainment, joins the show to discuss what is ‘edutainment’navigating difficult conversations about race, and how founder’s can better diversify their workforce.

#88: Luv Hankins: Entrepreneurship as a Lifestyle

Luv Hankins, Managing Owner at CLTRE. vegan joint, joins the show to discuss her award winning vegan spot, the importance of relational customer experiences, and her thoughts on the current/evolving labor market.

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