SPOTLIGHTS

The blog of Startup Virginia

VCU Venture Lab Opportunity

June 29, 2018

The Venture Lab With over $270 Million of sponsored research each year, a large amount of intellectual property is developed by VCU faculty & staff, which has exciting commercial potential. The Venture Lab is a three month pre-accelerator program designed to further develop and validate the viability of these new technologies with the goal of […]

STARTUP VIRGINIA ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

May 8, 2018

STARTUP VIRGINIA ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Richard Wintsch promoted to executive director as Bryan Bostic returns to active role on Board of Directors Richmond, VA, (May 8, 2018) — Startup Virginia (SVA) announced today that Richard Wintsch has been named executive director, effective immediately. Bryan Bostic will resume his role as an active member on […]

PivotPass: Always Moving

May 7, 2018

Whether you’re a fitness junkie or reluctant to even put on tennis shoes, PivotPass has something for you. Boasting an offering of 400+ classes a week at local gyms, PivotPass is for everyone from yogis and Crossfitters, to triathletes and people who just want to work off brunch. Co-founders April Palmer and Brig Leland got […]

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Spotlight Update: MajorClarity

May 7, 2018

K-12 education is evolving. Employers, politicians, postsecondary institutions, and K-12 districts are coming together to revitalize student’s progress through their “cradle-to-career” journeys. One of the major challenges states across the country are currently facing is how to effectively scale authentic career exploration experiences, while ensuring collaboration among all parties, i.e. students, employers, policymakers, and educators. […]

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Serving Up More Than Change

April 11, 2018

It’s no surprise that with the rise of technology, we are moving toward a world of convenience. It extends into every facet of our lives, including giving back to the community. This is not a new concept to serial entrepreneur Johnathan Mayo. Armed with a mechanical engineering degree from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and […]

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The Legendary Veggie Fairies

February 16, 2018

To start the Seasonal Roots story, we find ourselves in rural Virginia. Here we see a young Duane Slyder helping his family raise cattle and horses and grow produce in the garden. Duane grew up enjoying the fruits of his labor on the dinner table every night after a hard day’s work; and truly there […]

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Just Skraach-ing the surface

February 1, 2018

Moving to a new place is both exciting, and daunting. Whether you’re moving to the next neighborhood over, or across the country, there’s opportunity for discovery and change; but there’s a lot of work that has to happen before the fun. One of the first things on that agenda: designing and furnishing the space.

Spotlight Update: OccasionGenius

December 18, 2017

  Imagine one huge room where you can try out virtual reality, bubble soccer, escape rooms, laser tag, hammock yoga, and iron chef. These are just some of the activities you’ll get to experience if you’re lucky enough to be an employee at select companies, thanks to OccasionGenius – which makes sure there’s never a dull […]

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Belle Isle Moonshine: Proof is in the Pudding

November 17, 2017

  Richmond has very quickly become a haven for craft beer, with breweries taking up residence throughout the city, and especially in Scott’s Addition. In one such brewery is where the story of Belle Isle Moonshine began. Co-founders Vince Riggi and Brian Marks were enjoying the lively atmosphere and thought to themselves; how can we […]

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EdConnective: Teaching the Teacher

November 9, 2017

  Continuing in the line of education technology companies we have here at Startup Virginia, we are proud to present EdConnective. ​ Started by founder Will Morris while he was attending graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania, EdConnective provides an individualized approach to help teachers move from good, to great. He realized that the […]