From Inside Business
Three winners of the second annual STARTUP Downtown Franklin contest are on their way to making their business dreams come true.
Katrina Sykes-Manley of Spoken Interior Homes won the $20,000 grand prize. Her business centers on home décor, accessories and gift items. Sykes-Manley also offers interior decorating services and educational design workshops.
Kim Mallon, owner of Children’s Therapy Concepts, was awarded a $10,000 second place prize. Her business provides outpatient services in pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapies to children ages three and older.
And Andrea Epps of Tiers To You, which bakes custom cakes and cupcakes, received an $8,000 third place award. [Read more…] about Business Contest Cash Will Help Three Startups in Downtown Franklin
Start Peninsula returns for the 2018 season!
November 2–4, 2018
Applied Research Center
12050 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 721
Newport News, VA 23606
$5,000 cash to top 3 finalists!
Do you have a business idea or invention and need funding or guidance to get it off the ground? Then clear your calendar November, 2-4, 2018 for Start Peninsula! This building extravaganza for entrepreneurs in Hampton Roads will bring together dozens of passionate entrepreneurs and business leaders under one roof with one purpose: To identify the best ideas and create new businesses within one weekend.
At Start Peninsula you can access the tools, resources and talent you need to get your idea off the drawing board and into the marketplace. From a pool of more than 30 business ideas pitched on Friday night, 10 semi-finalists are selected to pitch again on Sunday for a chance to win up to $5,000 cash and other important resources for growing businesses.
Applications are open to the public. You must be WILLING to apply for a business license in a Peninsula municipality.
June 27, 2018 – Virginia Beach, VA
SBIR grants (Small Business Innovation Research) and its sister STTR grant program (Small Business Technology Transfer) provide $150K - $1.5M in early stage R&D funding for high risk, new technology development. 11 participating federal agencies use this program to fund early stage technology development that will help them meet their missions. SBIR/STTR represents 25% of all seed funding available in the US, with over $2.5B available in 2018.SBIR grants (Small Business Innovation Research) and it's sister STTR grant program (Small Business Technology Transfer) provide
In order for Hampton Roads to remain competitive in the global economy, it’s imperative that we grow and attract best-in-class talent. That means we have to understand what kind of talent the future is going to need. Here are but a few timely examples of our local colleges and universities stepping up to the plate. [Read more…] about Hampton Roads Universities are Growing and Attracting Talent for Tomorrow’s Workforce