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Brand / Marketing

OCT 2021

Demystifying UX Design

Lizzie Garrett, UX Designer and Strategist – Recording

OCT 2020

How to Design a Killer Pitch Deck

Olivia Mortensen, owner of Mortensen Designs – Recording | Slides

SEPT 2020

Leveraging Landing Pages to Increase Your Conversion Rates

Haley Nininger, Paid Digital Marketing Analyst, Workshop Digital – Recording

JULY 2020

Customer Acquisition Funnel + How to Implement SEO/PPC

Nic Thibodeau, SEO Analyst, Workshop Digital – Recording | Slides

JULY 2020

Profit or Survival: How Purpose Can Drive Business Growth

Christian Marklow, Brand VP + Mark Brown, Brand Experience Director, Joe Smith – Recording

MAY 2020

Finding Your Value Proposition in Times of Disruption

Dan Morris, Brand VP, Joe Smith – Recording


SEPT 2020

Cyber Security for Startups

Alexander Stein, Founder + Chief Information Security Officer, Bluetec – Recording | Slides

DEC 2020

Ransomware & Disaster Recovery: How Data Backups Can Save Your Company

Alexander Stein, Founder + Chief Information Security Officer, Bluetec – Recording


MAR 2022

757 Angels Info Session

Daniel Clark, Associate Director, shares about 757 Angels, their application, and the diligence process. Also hear from Meg Pryde, CEO of Brandefy, who recently received investment from 757 Angels. – Recording

FEB 2022

Understanding Fundraising and Finances

Tina McRae, Kaleo Legal and Angela Damiano, Roundtrip – Recording

SEPT 2021

Preparing for Your First Raise

Mac Conwell, Rarebreed Ventures; Liz Doerr, Sandbox; Bill Porter, QDS Capital –Recording

FEB 2021

KingsCrowd: A New Way to Fundraise

Chris Lustrino, Founder & CEO of KingsCrowd – Recording

JAN 2021

Introduction to VentureSouth

Kevin Meinecke, associate leading VentureSouth's deal pipeline + due diligence – Recording (Members – Use your member password)

AUG 2020

Valuation Workshop: The Art and Science of Early Stage Valuation Setting

Liz Doerr, Partner + Jay Coffin, Analyst, Sandbox – Recording (Members – Use your member password)

JUNE 2020

Investor Relations + Financing During Covid

Tina McRae, Principal, Kaleo Legal – Recording (Members – Use your member password)

AUG 2022

Human-Centered Design & Your Business

Learn different processes and practices of human-centered design and how to apply them to solve problems that come across your desk daily.  – Recording

JUNE 2022

Actionable Equity & Inclusion

Pip will discuss how to implement long-lasting equitable policies around process, feedback, and hiring. – Recording

JUNE 2021

Hiring Tech: How to Prep For Your First Product Build

Marcy Ewald and Neil Shah, founders of ThinkNimble – Recording

MARCH 2021

Refresh Your HR Strategy with Fahrenheit Advisors

Sara Shelton, Managing Director, Human Capital Lead + Sarah Gobble, Senior Recruiting Consultant – Recording

FEB 2021

So You Want an Intern?

Frank Allen and SK Parker, University of Richmond's Career Services office – Recording

NOV 2020

Startup Compensation Strategy with Sandbox

Jill Lemon, Liz Doerr, Mike Page, founders of Sandbox – Recording (Members – Use your member password)

OCT 2020

How Startups Can Succeed with Experienced Legal Advisors

John Failla, founder of Trilogy Mentors, and Gary LeClair, partner at Williams Mullen – Recording

APRIL 2020

How to Thrive When Working Remotely

Dennis Bowne, Principal, CapTech ConsultingRecording


NOV 2021

Customer Experience: Trends for Success

Adam O’Donnell, Strategic Startup Partnership Lead at Zendesk – Recording

AUG 2021

Pricing & Positioning Strategy

Megan Mullinix, Senior Account Executive at FONA International – Recording

MAY 2021

Selling Confidence: Building B2B & Corporate Connections

Tennille Boyer, Director of Business Development at goHappy Hub – Recording

Tech / Operations

JULY 2021

Scaling Saas with Dualboot Partners

Barrett Pack, VP of Client Development at Dualboot Partners - Recording

MARCH 2021

Process Automation and Scale

Jonathan Dyke, Chief Technical Innovation Officer at Sweetie Boy Delivers – Recording

DEC 2020

Collect Data With Intention

Vida Williams, Advanced Analytics Solutions Lead + Chief Diversity Officer, SingleStone – Recording

AUG 2020

MVE to MVP: No-Code Options for Testing Your Startup Product Idea

Luke Rabin, Product Lead + Brandon Lewis, Design Lead, BLDR – Recording 

Founder / Startup Spotlights

MAY 2022

SVA Webinar: Ajay Kori

Ajay Kori, co-founder of Novilla Pharmaceuticals and UrbanStems, shares what he’s learned along his founder journey about competitors, failure, and self-care.Recording

FEB 2021

Backstage Pass: Hidden in Plain Site

Featuring project co-founders Dontrese Brown, Dean Browell, and David Waltenbaugh – Recording

JAN 2021

A Look at the Entrepreneurial Landscape in RVA

Featuring founders of MajorClarity, Trilogy Mentors, Roundtrip, and Brandefy App. Co-hosted with RVA Now and Lighthouse Labs. Recording


A Q&A-style conversation where we really get to know a founder within the Startup Virginia community.

Charles Merritt headshot

Charles Merritt, Buddy

Alan Wei headshot

Alan Wei, Humanitru

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Johnathan Mayo, Team Excel