Startup Virginia (SVA) is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from Truist Financial Corporation. These funds will support entrepreneurial education programming and allow SVA to continue supporting its member companies with workshops to address current business needs and holistic programs, including values-based leadership training, roundtables, and more.
“Thanks to the generous support of corporate partners like Truist, we are able to continue providing critical resources to our member startups during this difficult business climate. While these may be challenging days, we know together as a community, we will see brighter days ahead,” said Richard Wintsch, executive director of Startup Virginia.
The grant will also support SVA’s community programs including its free Entrepreneur Certificate Courses, which help individuals develop business skills to grow or start a business, and Backstage Pass events, which feature entrepreneurs who share their startup story.
“Supporting Startup Virginia aligns with our purpose of inspiring and building better lives and communities,” said Dan O’Neill, Virginia-East regional president at Truist. “Recognizing the vital nature small businesses and entrepreneurs play in our economy, Truist is proud to deliver financial assistance to these individuals, many of whom are struggling in the current environment.”