If you aren’t yet stoked for our inaugural Inno on Fire event, this list is surely about to kindle the flame. Today, we’re officially awarding the people and companies that are crushing it in Richmond’s innovation ecosystem with the first annual Inno on Fire awards.
No business is defined by its workspace, but having a functional, well-designed office is crucial to keeping employees happy and productivity high. Having an awesome tech office doesn’t just mean providing beer and cold brew on tap.
As executive director of Startup Virginia, Richard Wintsch works daily among entrepreneurs who are in the early stages of building new business ventures. Since Startup Virginia opened in early in 2018, the business incubator in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom area has attracted about 70 startup companies as members.
VA Council of CEOs Brings CEO Roundtable Experience to Startup Virginia | The Virginia Council of CEOs
The VA Council of CEOs and Startup Virginia are pleased to announce a new community partnership, as Startup Virginia officially launches its peer-to-peer Founders Roundtable program. The program provides founders an intentional opportunity to connect with other founders in order to share, support, and learn from each other as they grow their businesses.
By Tyler Cooper The internet has permanently altered the dynamic for a fledgling business. Access to a robust connection is no longer just beneficial for a startup; it’s essential . It’s also lucrative; internet-empowered startups contribute more than $1 trillion to America’s GDP – and that number is on the rise.
This year was one of openings, arrivals and acquisitions for Richmond-area startups. Credit card giant cuts ribbon on new incubator Many local startups got a new home in the spring when Capital One opened its six-story, 42,000-square-foot 1717 Innovation Center at 1717 E. Cary St. in Shockoe Bottom.
The University of Richmond Robins School of Business’ C-Suite Conversations feature unscripted interviews with leaders from business, sports, and non-profit organizations. Richard Coughlan, associate professor of management, leads the conversations. The Fall 2018 programs include: Sep. 18, Dan Schmitt, President and COO, HHHunt Schmitt became president and chief operating officer of HHHunt in 2013.
1717 E. Cary St. 404-5443 startupvirginia.org If you follow the #GeekProm hashtag on social media, then you may have noticed recently that Richmond geeks can emerge from behind their computers and headphones and clean up quite nicely, thank you.
For the past 55 years, America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners have been recognized for their impact on our economy and global competitiveness through a Presidential proclamation announcing National Small Business Week (April 29 to May 5). Today, more than half of Americans either own or w
Print this page By Julie Rothey A former tobacco warehouse in downtown Richmond has officially opened its doors as a business incubator. The 1717 Innovation Center in Shockoe Bottom has been open for about a month, but held its grand opening March 26th. The 42,000-square-foot center at 1717 E. Cary St.
A Capital One-funded startup hub is up and running in Shockoe Bottom. The credit card giant’s 1717 Innovation Center at 1717 E. Cary St. opened to tenants earlier this month and was unveiled with a grand opening celebration Monday. The six-story, 42,000-square-foot building houses startup incubator Startup Virginia, a nonprofit, on the first three stories.
As I walk into the 100-year old tobacco warehouse in Shockoe Bottom which is now the 1717 Innovation Center, I’m reminded of the innovation that has taken place in Richmond for so many years. It was here that inventor Frank Sprague installed the first successful large-scale electric street railway s
The 1717 Innovation Center, a new business incubator in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom, is up and running, and startup businesses are moving in. The six-story, 42,000-square-foot building officially opened Monday with a reception, but startup companies have been moving into offices inside the extensively renovated former tobacco warehouse on East Cary Street for about a month.
Print this page by Veronica Garabelli Startups soon will have a new hub in the River City, thanks to a partnership between a Richmond incubator and McLean-based Capital One Financial Corp. Last spring, the banking giant purchased a former tobacco warehouse at 1717 E. Cary St.
A former tobacco warehouse in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom is steadily being transformed into an office designed to hatch the region’s next generation of successful businesses. Renovation work is still going on inside the five-story building at 1717 E. Cary St., a block from Bottoms Up Pizza.
The future launch pad for a number of Richmond-area startups is coming right along in Shockoe Bottom. Construction is wrapping up on Capital One’s 1717 Innovation Center, which is targeting an early 2018 opening. The 42,000-square-foot building will be the home of local nonprofit Startup Virginia and a starting point for the roughly 50 startups to which it provides mentorship.
RICHMOND, Va. – A credit card giant has opened its wallet to buy a downtown building and back the area’s startup scene. Capital One Financial last week paid $1.84 million for 1717 E. Cary St., a five-story, 36,000-square-foot Shockoe Bottom building where a startup incubator called Startup Virginia is taking shape.
Ankit Mathur (B.S.’03/B; M.B.A.’12/B; M.S.’13/B) wants to get you to the doctor. In particular, he wants everyone to have transportation to the doctor. A three-time Virginia Commonwealth University alumnus who’s devoted his career to building software systems and improving inefficiencies, Mathur, 37, is co-founder and chief technology officer of RoundTrip, a startup that connects people to reliable medical transportation while reducing wait times, insurance headaches and extra expenses.
A newly launched Shockoe Bottom venture capital firm has upped the ante on its first fund as it kicks off its initial investments. Trolley Venture Partners, which was launched in June by a group of local entrepreneurs, including Startup Virginia board member Brad Cummings, now aims for a ceiling of $10 million on the investment fund it initially capped at $4 million in August.
Last month I spent my first three days in Richmond. The city has been popping up on multiple Top Five and Top Ten lists for attracting Millennial talent. Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is everywhere downtown and creates a beacon for talent to work and stay in the area.
It didn’t take long for Richmond’s newest VC firm to hit the ground running. Trolley Venture Partners, a local investment firm created this year to back promising ventures in Central Virginia, closed its first fund in June with $4.2 million in the bank.
Talk to the founder of almost any local startup, and they won’t hesitate to sing the praises of the River City as an entrepreneurial home. But within Richmond’s startup ecosystem, not every enterprise has been born and bred on the banks of the James.
Richmond is adding tech jobs at a faster rate than almost any city in the United States, according to a new report from commercial real estate firm CBRE. Richmond is the sixth fastest growing market for tech talent in North America and the fifth in the U.S., behind only Ottawa, Los Angeles, Madison, Orange County and Pittsburgh.
A new business incubator in downtown Richmond is getting a grant of up to $250,000 to help it provide services such as mentoring to promising new business ventures in the region. Activation Capital, a nonprofit associated with the Virginia Bio+Tech Park in downtown Richmond, announced the grant award to Startup Virginia on Tuesday.