The blog of Startup Virginia

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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 […]

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Arnold Kim: An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

October 25, 2017

Most of us have heard the saying: “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but in the case of Arnold Kim, it turned out to be the truth. Arnold now runs the extremely successful website, which gets more than 50 million page views per month, and is a valued mentor here at Startup Virginia. […]

Trilogy Mentors: The Hearts of Education

October 6, 2017

  There are so many ways technology can be integrated into a learning environment, but no one has really considered how to make it personal, until now. Trilogy Mentors is an education tech company here at Startup Virginia that aims to bring together the best parts of online tutoring, and the best parts of mentorship […]

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Meet MajorClarity: The Wizard Behind the Curtain

September 20, 2017

  It’s no secret that technology is taking over everything, so it should come as no surprise that this includes our schools. To many, this means interactive whiteboards and advanced computers, but it can be so much more than that. A little background first, for those of us who haven’t been in school for awhile; […]