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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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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.  

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
» 757 Collab Diversity Director
» Advertising Account Manager
» Life Science Business Mentor
» 757 Collab Mentor Manager

What else would you like StartWheel to do? We want to know!   
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 Event Spotlight

September 14, 2021
12:00 - 1:00pm

Entrepreneurial Education: What Happens If We Succeed

Join Chris Gatewood with Threshold Legal Counsel to Learn About Smart Structure and Preparation for Advanced Tech Startups

[Register]


September 15th, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Start Peninsula - Micro Pitch #3 via Zoom
Watch 10 people pitch their idea for a chance to win $5,000 in seed funding.

Attend for free: [Register]

September 15th, 2021
9:00 - 10:00am

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

[Register]

September 15th, 2021
12:00 - 1:00pm

757 Startup Studios: Virtual Information & Q&A Session

Learn more about what 757 Startup Studios has to offer! 

[Sign-up to Attend]

[Apply to 757 Startup Studios]

September 16th, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

The Fervent Four Show #75 with Jesse Midgett of NASA Technology Transfer

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 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.

[Register]

September 21st, 2021
12:00 - 1:00pm

HRIC Tech Tuesday: Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap

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September 21st, 2021
12:00 - 1:00pm

Setting up Backups Workshop – Protect Your Critical Information Series

[Register]

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
6:00 - 8:00 pm

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.

[Register]

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.

[Register]

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.

[Register]

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.

[Register]

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]

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.

[Register]
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Region Roundup

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

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.

Read the full article

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.

Read the full article

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.

Read the full article

757 Angels Reports Another Year of Unprecedented Success

757 Angels reports another year of unprecedented success.

Read the full article

TechArk Solutions named to Inc. 5000 list in a year that disrupted the entire business world

Virginia-based digital solutions company has been included in the annual Inc. 5000 list.

Read the full article

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.

Read the full article

Fairfax County, Nation’s 7th Largest School Division, to Implement Rubin Emerge District Wide

FCPS, which is also the biggest school system in Virginia, plans to incorporate Emerge lessons on email etiquette, LinkedIn, networking, entrepreneurship and others within various CTE classes spanning 9th to 12th grades.

Read the full article

How 757 Accelerate drives results for startups through founder focused programming

757 Accelerate is a non-profit accelerator program that speeds up startup success through mentors and other supportive resources.

Read the full article

Tell us your news!

Entrepreneurial Opportunities & Competitions

Apply to join the next cohort at 757 Startup Studios. Click to apply!
Franklin Southampton Economic Development, Inc. is pleased to announce the fourth installment of STARTUP Franklin Southampton. The business plan competition serves to provide financial assistance and business training within City of Franklin and Southampton County limits.

Applications are now being accepted. For a full list of dates and contest requirements, visit here

Fervent Four Show Recap

#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.  

#72: Brandon Johnson: The Importance of Being Well-Rounded in Business

Brandon Johnson, Owner of Vintner’s Cellar Winery of Yorktown, joins the show to discuss why he purchased the Vintner’s Cellar Winery, things to consider when acquiring a business, and the importance of optimism in entrepreneurship.

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:

#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

#68: Eric Thomas, Co-founder & President at Rival Digital

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