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StartWheel Newsletter

Back-to-School Edition

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.

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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.

Application Deadline is Sept. 12th!
Click Here to Apply for Funding

Top Stories

City of Hampton Offers $12,000 to Local Artists for Public Art Installations

City of Hampton issues call for artists to design, build creative, interactive installations! And they're offering $12,000 to get it done.
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Norfolk Biotech Startup Embody Gets Investment Boost

757 Angels and the Center for Innovative Technology are the biggest of the latest investors, putting in $660,000 and $250,000, respectively.
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Grow Welcomes Bryan Campbell as CFO

 In this role, Campbell, a CPA, will be responsible for managing the agency’s finances, including strategic, operational, and tax planning.
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Turning the Tide on the Brain Drain

“The pace is better here; there’s less of that pressure,” Rivera said. “If you’re looking for a work/life balance you’re probably not going to find that in Silicon Valley."
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Tell us your story

Upcoming Competitions


757Pitch September 2018

Applications due August 24th!
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START Peninsula 2018

Open to ALL Hampton Roads startups!
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Are we missing any?...let us know

Upcoming Events

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Every Tuesday

ODU Innovation Center

Garage Band

Discuss startup ideas, business models, and variety of other entrepreneurial, tech, and innovation related topics.

Every Thursday

O'Connors Brewing Co.

Entre Brew

Like hanging out with entrepreneurs? Want to chat about building up our regional innovation ecosystem? Drop by for our informal Entre Brew meetup every Thursday.

Sept. 5, 2018

1030 University Blvd.
Suffolk, VA 23435

Hampton Roads Tech Expo

A Regional Gathering for Technology and Innovation Experts and Organizations.
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Sept. 6, 2018


GO Virginia How-to-apply Webinar

The webinar will provide an introduction to the GO Virginia program design and the funding priorities for each region.
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We hope you find the content of our Newsletter interesting and useful. Please forward it to anyone you think may want to follow along as StartWheel continues its mission to bring the Hampton Roads entrepreneurial community together.

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