STARTUP VIRGINIA EVENTS

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As the go-to resource for entrepreneurs in Central Virginia, we organize and host world-class events for our members and the community. By creating experiences that provide natural opportunities for interaction with other industry professionals, we know great things can happen.

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SVA Backstage Pass

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Community Partnership Meetups

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Breakfast Club

(members only)

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Startup Virginia Socials

(members only)

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Get To Know RVA

(members only)

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Investor Education

(members only)

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SVA Backstage Pass

SVA Backstage Pass is designed to help educate, inspire, and connect anyone interested in growing Richmond’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Each month, an engaging entrepreneur shares their story on what worked, what didn’t, and what they’ll do differently next time.

When:
Monthly - Typically on the the 3rd Wednesday or Thursday.

June Entrepreneurs:
TBA
Visit our Schedule to register

Agenda:
6:00- 6:30pm - Networking
6:30-7:30pm - Lecture and Q&A
7:30-8:30pm - Networking

Perks:
Light snacks and drinks provided by Startup Virginia.

Cost:
Startup Virginia Members - Free
Community Guests - $20

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CVA Angels Pitch Night

One of the best ways to grow our eco-system is by investing in high-growth startups. We are very excited to launch CVA Angels Pitch Night. CVA Angels will move from biweekly emails to monthly live pitches. Each month our angel investors will have an opportuntiy to network and hear from startups who are fundraising and following each pitch there will be time for questions and private discussions among the group.

When: 
Offered once a month

Invitation List:
CVA Angel Investors and Friends

Agenda:
6-6:45pm - Networking
6:45-7:30pm - Investor education and ecosystem update
7:30-8pm - Networking

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Community Partnership Meetups

As the central hub for high-growth startups in Central Virginia, Startup Virginia provides an inspiring, innovative space, along with an array of education and events. Through countless community partnerships, we ensure the success, not just of our startups, but of the community and all of Central Virginia.

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Breakfast Club

A free, monthly meetup encouraging members to have fun, share ideas and leverage each other’s experience as a Startup Virginia member.

When:
2nd Wednesday of every month

Agenda:
9-9:30am - Networking
9:30-10am - Member updates and group discussion

Perks:
Breakfast and coffee provided.

Cost:
Startup Virginia Members - Free

*This event is for Startup Virginia members only.

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Startup Virginia Socials

A monthly networking mixer welcoming our members, mentors and investors to share an evening of connection and learning. This is a free event featuring drinks, music and fun. It will primarily be networking based, but will occasionally feature rapid fire pitches from Startup Virginia members.

When: 
1st Thursday of every month

Agenda:
5-5:30pm - Networking
5:30-6pm - Member rapid fire pitches
6-7pm - Networking

Perks:
Light snacks and drinks provided by Startup Virginia.

Cost:
Startup Virginia Members - Free

*This event is for Startup Virginia members only.

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Get To Know RVA

While we have a lot of offerings in our space, Get to know RVA is an opportunity for our members to learn from successful local entrepreneurs while visiting their space. This unique perspective gives members an unprompted, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the daily happenings of startup life.

When: 
Offered twice per year

Agenda:
4pm - Meet at selected entrepreneur’s location
4:15pm - Q&A with featured entrepreneur (1 hour, facilitated)
5:15 p.m. - Networking with drinks at entrepreneur’s location (if offered) or optional organized drinks at a local bar/brewery

FYI:
Transportation to and from the featured entrepreneur/company will be each member’s responsibility. Participation limit: 20

Cost:
Startup Virginia Members - Free

*This event is for Startup Virginia members only.