The city of Norfolk joined the national Startup in Residence program in August 2018. As part of the process, Norfolk submitted five civic challenges to local, state and national technology companies in the STiR network. The challenges focused on emergency sheltering, small business support, Freedom of Information Act records management, flood analytics and decision support for residents and real-time waste management system…. [Read More]
The Women in Venture networks will come together at the College of William & Mary for a 1/2 day conference, dubbed RAISE. Attendees will dive deeper into topics related to venture capital and the importance of a strong entrepreneurial journey in breakout sessions and a keynote from Lara Merriken, founder of national brand LäraBar…. [Read More]
The recent arrival of transatlantic broadband cables in Virginia Beach has created a new and exciting opportunity that distinguishes us from other metropolitan regions and provides an asset we can translate into job creation for our community.
Hampton Roads is the only metropolitan area between Miami and New York where groups of these transatlantic cables are landing. Two cables have already arrived and we are being considered for additional cable landings. These cables provide ultra-fast fiber service that can serve as a job creation opportunity…. [Read More]
What if instead of flooding, a house could simply float? Equipped with the novel — if seemingly surreal — approach to sea level rise, Paul Rice connected with a Hampton Roads-based architect and other environmentalists to try to build the East Coast’s first amphibious home…. [Read More]
757 Angels finished 2018 strong with $14M invested in the last 12 months. Since launch, the group has invested $40M resulting in the creation of over 250 high-paying jobs. According to John Paris, Chairman of the Board, “757 Angels is not merely an investment group, rather it’s the collective effort of its 120 regional members that is improving the region’s economic prospects.”… [Read More]
Let’s face it—getting free publicity is hard work. Lucky for you, Inside Business is making it easier. Find out how to get your company in the Startup Spotlight…. [Read More]