Networking is a great way to grow your business, so we’ve made it simple to find a local event that speaks to your business needs by aggregating tons of great local entrepreneurial, tech, and business development events into one easy-to-use calendar.

Note: Many events are imported to StartWheel’s calendar automatically. Event details are subject to change without notice to us. Please be sure to visit event organizer’s website to confirm event details.

Add an Event

Loading Events

← Back to Events

Virtual – Zoom

April 2020

Virtual Book Club – April

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

There is no better time to settle in and read a book than now! Did you know reading can strengthen the brain, reduce stress, and lengthens your lifespan? Not to mention, it is really fun! We are hosting our first ever virtual book club. Delve into another world by reading our monthly book selection, then join us on the 3rd Monday of every month to discuss! How do I start? Simply register here! Where should I get my book? There…

Find out more »

Think Inside the Box Workshop

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Need a mental break? We have just the thing! Learn to strengthen your mental resilience by focusing on everything that you can control. “Think Inside the Box” is a fun, interactive virtual workshop where participants collectively identify all of the things that they can control, regardless of how crazy the world may seem right now. Each participant will walk away with a changed perspective and will likely shift their focus to those things they can control. Sign up here and…

Find out more »

Virtual Game Night – April

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for our first-ever virtual game night!   We’ll be playing fun Jackbox games like Drawful and Fibbage over Zoom. Take the perfect break in your work week and get your game on with your fellow 1701 members.   What do you need? Make sure to have your phones ready! You will use your phone as your gaming “device”.   How do I join in on the fun? All you’ll need to do is register here: 1701vb.com/gamenight   Hope to see…

Find out more »

May 2020

Virtual Book Club – May

May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

There is no better time to settle in and read a book than now! Did you know reading can strengthen the brain, reduce stress, and lengthens your lifespan? Not to mention, it is really fun! We are hosting our first ever virtual book club. Delve into another world by reading our monthly book selection, then join us on the 3rd Monday of every month to discuss! How do I start? Simply register here! Where should I get my book? There…

Find out more »

Virtual Game Night – May

May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for our virtual game night!   This month we will be playing Scattergories over Zoom. Take the perfect break in your work week and get your game on with your fellow 1701 members.   What do you need? Have a pen and paper handy! The game will be shared on the screen but you can write your answers down on your own paper.   How do I join in on the fun? All you’ll need to do is register…

Find out more »

Virtual Lunch & Lightning Talks

May 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Lightning fast presentations! We’re inviting one and all! Entrepreneurs, graphic designers, UX designers, software developers, designers, photographers, videographers, copywriters, programmers, and more. Come, share what you do, or what you love! Due to COVID 19 and social distancing Virtual Lunch & Lightning Talks are going virtual! We will be using Zoom for these talks and you will receive a link in your confirmation email. But, what’s the trick? Doing it in a quick, insightful, and clear manner. What else? The…

Find out more »

June 2020

Virtual Book Club – June

June 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

There is no better time to settle in and read a book than now! Did you know reading can strengthen the brain, reduce stress, and lengthens your lifespan? Not to mention, it is really fun! We are hosting our first ever virtual book club. Delve into another world by reading our monthly book selection, then join us on the 3rd Monday of every month to discuss! How do I start? Simply register here! Where should I get my book? There…

Find out more »

Pitch Perfect

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Improve your pitch at this casual and informative workshop. Work alongside entrepreneurs as well as business and communications coaches. After all the work you put into your startup, your ultimate success often depends on the business pitch. Informal 'elevator pitches' are the way to sell your business and create relationships that secure future resources. If you want to improve your business pitch, we are here to help! You will learn: • How compact your pitch into 90 seconds or less…

Find out more »

July 2020

Coffee with CIT GAP Funds: Seed Stage Investors

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join us July 10th at 9AM for a discussion panel on seed stage investing. Panel members include Monique Adams of 757 Angels, James Ramey of VTC Fund, and Tom Weithman of Virginia Founders Fund.

Find out more »

TempO Webinar: Business Opportunity Development program

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A Business Opportunity Development program to help rural Department of Defense contractors and sub-contractors.

Join us on Zoom: bit.ly/3iHlTBK
Password: 820475
Webinar ID: 830 9971 5890
Password: 820475

Find out more »

Applying for a PPP Loan

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us on July 17 at 10:00 am to learn tips for how to qualify for a small business loan as well as how to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program loan. This free webinar is presented in partnership with Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and Truist Bank.  Panelist Include:

Mark Johnson, Truist Bank
Carin Schneller-Carr, Truist Bank
Jim Carroll, Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Ronnie Parker, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, DEI Officer
Mike Austin, Access to Capital Specialist – Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center
The ZOOM link will be in your email reminder 24 hours prior to the virtual class-PLEASE WATCH FOR IT!!

Find out more »

Learn How To Use Zoom

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Topic: Disaster Mitigation
Short meeting to help anyone who has never used Zoom before and may need a little assistance. If need be, I can schedule one on one calls to help walk you through the process! To request a one on one, email me at zoom@hoegerman.com

After you register you will will receive Zoom login information. Please save that information.

Speaker(s): David Hoegerman

Find out more »

Virtual Book Club – July

July 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

There is no better time to settle in and read a book than now! Did you know reading can strengthen the brain, reduce stress, and lengthens your lifespan? Not to mention, it is really fun! We are hosting our first ever virtual book club. Delve into another world by reading our monthly book selection, then join us on the 3rd Monday of every month to discuss! How do I start? Simply register here! Where should I get my book? There…

Find out more »

Dissecting the Wide World of SEO

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Topic: Business Basics
Many businesses have a love-hate relationship with Google. They love Google when it is working for them and they are getting results. They hate Google when they do one of their infamous updates or change the name of the game. Learn the tried and true basics of SEO and what you can do to prepare for search engine updates and changes as they come along.

After you register you will will receive Zoom login information. Please save that information.

Find out more »

Listen, Learn & Lead

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This professional learning opportunity is being sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity and will be facilitated by Dr. Veleka S. Gatling, Director of Diversity Initiatives. After being introduced to the partnership principles (adapted from the work of Jim Knight), participants will be able to discuss and practice them in breakout sessions.

For more information, please contact Dr. Gatling at vgatling@odu.edu. (Each session is limited to 25 participants.)

Find out more »

The Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Starting on July 15, 2020, the certification process for Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) will begin to change as SBA implements Congress’ changes to the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program (WOSB Federal Contracting Program), as put forth in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Join this webinar to learn about the changes and the options available for obtaining a WOSB certification.

Find out more »

“Growing the 757” Virtual Panel Discussion

July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us to learn about efficient and effective governance and funding, the new 757 branding, Open4Business program, 757 recovery, business recovery, new offshore wind program, and much more in regards to the vision for the future.

The Old Dominion University Alumni Association (ODUAA) is partnering with Hampton Roads Alliance, ODU's Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and ODU's Strome Entrepreneurial Center for the "Growing the 757" Virtual Panel Discussion. Join us to learn about the recent rebranding of the Hampton Roads Alliance and their mission to attract, grow and retain higher-wage industries and talent to create a more resilient, inclusive and diverse region.

Find out more »

Listen, Learn & Lead

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This professional learning opportunity is being sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity and will be facilitated by Dr. Veleka S. Gatling, Director of Diversity Initiatives. After being introduced to the partnership principles (adapted from the work of Jim Knight), participants will be able to discuss and practice them in breakout sessions.

For more information, please contact Dr. Gatling at vgatling@odu.edu. (Each session is limited to 25 participants.)

Find out more »

A Cut-Throat Internet Content Strategy

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Topic: Marketing and Sales
All the expert marketers will tell you that ‘content is king’ to Search Engines. What that means as a website owner is that you constantly have to be coming up with fresh, relevant content to keep the Search Engines coming back and checking out your site. This expectation can quickly become overwhelming. Learn how to keep up in this era of content overload by building a detailed strategy to stay organized and focused.

After you register you will will receive Zoom login information. Please save that information.

Speaker(s): David Hoegerman

Find out more »

Coffee with CIT GAP Funds

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join us Friday at 9AM for Coffee with CIT GAP Funds. To register RSVP here: RSVP. Mary Miller of RAMP, Josh Green of ICAP, Bob Smith of I-Corps and Sean Mallon will be joining us to lead discussions on how to grow your startup.

Find out more »

Listen, Learn & Lead

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

This professional learning opportunity is being sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity and will be facilitated by Dr. Veleka S. Gatling, Director of Diversity Initiatives. After being introduced to the partnership principles (adapted from the work of Jim Knight), participants will be able to discuss and practice them in breakout sessions.

For more information, please contact Dr. Gatling at vgatling@odu.edu. (Each session is limited to 25 participants.)

Find out more »

Webinar: New Department of Labor and Industry Emergency Regulations and The Impact on the Business Community

July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Safety and Health Codes Board of the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry has established new emergency regulations that creates additional requirements for Virginia employers related to workplace safety due to COVID-19. Directed by Governor Northam, the Board voted on these regulations and were tasked with considering over 3,300 public comments that were offered during a brief 10-day window. Over the last three weeks, the Board has met several times to discuss the proposed regulation, review the public comments, and develop necessary amendments. On July 15th, these discussions concluded, and the Board submitted the final emergency regulation for implementation.

Find out more »

Tech Talk Series

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join us for our first Virtual Tech Talk Series presentation on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Tech Talks is a series that will focus on connecting innovators to investors, technology, and business growth resources in a collaborative environment.

WigL (Wireless-electric Grid Local Air Networks), Inc. will be presenting their patented technology centered around wireless energy.

Register today: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4GPfnUCZScKQWfXNm5fOWw

Find out more »

Identifying the Lessons from COVID-19 & What to Carry Forward

July 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An Interactive series designed to encourage discussion and sharing so that we are learning from one another.

About Nicole Weyer:

Nicole spent the first 21 years of her career in schools and this chapter confirmed for her the importance of meeting people where they are. Mentoring, supporting, and guiding students and colleagues along the path of figuring out who they are, learning from the successes and the struggles, and charting a path towards becoming their best self was an incredible honor. Nicole’s 17 years of school leadership experience created a first-hand perspective on the power of organizational cultures in fostering wellness or encouraging self-sacrifice, how burnout creeps into our lives, and how we get stuck in a pattern of neglecting ourselves to serve others. She is committed to transforming schools by facilitating a conversation about the connection between employee morale, turnover, and school culture by including burnout in this equation. Our most powerful blindspot is ourselves and, oftentimes, we are last on any priority list if we show up on it at all. Nicole is grateful to use those lesson-filled years in her work as a burnout prevention coach to partner with educators and school leaders flirting with burnout learn ways to nourish themselves so they lead within and beyond the classroom and across campus.

July 29, 2020 3:00PM to 4:00PM

Find out more »

Small Business Development Center Presents Cyber-security and Business Resiliency Made Easy: Email Compromise Webinar

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This program will discuss the basics of Business Email Compromise, its risk to business productivity and simple tips to defend yourself from hackers.

About the Presenter:
Darius is a partner and Chairman of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice Group of Crenshaw, Ware & Martin. His practice focuses on data privacy laws and regulations, helping clients mitigate cyber risk, and dealing with the legal and practical problems resulting from cyber incidents. His cybersecurity counsel to businesses and municipalities includes drafting and review of incident response plans, cybersecurity employee policies, technology contracts and conducting cybersecurity and breach response exercises. He is frequently invited to speak on cybersecurity and data privacy issues.

Mr. Davenport’s practice also includes complex litigation in state and federal courts with an emphasis on public sector law, employment law and insurance defense. He represents businesses, housing authorities, special purpose authorities, and local, state, and federal governments. Mr. Davenport has extensive experience developing, drafting and interpreting government regulations and policies. As a former U.S. Army JAG attorney, he has provided legal advice and counsel to senior government officials on a wide variety of legal issues.

Find out more »

Minority Business Commission

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Topic: Business Basics
This Minority Business Commission's Goal is set as " a goal of addressing challenges facing minority business owners." This session will allow the Newport News Commissioner, Tiffany Boyle, to introduce this Commission and allow Minority Business Owners to share their concerns about those challenges. Come Join the excitement. Be a part of the Solution!

After you register you will will receive Zoom login information. Please save that information.

Find out more »

Listen, Learn & Lead

July 30 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This professional learning opportunity is being sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity and will be facilitated by Dr. Veleka S. Gatling, Director of Diversity Initiatives. After being introduced to the partnership principles (adapted from the work of Jim Knight), participants will be able to discuss and practice them in breakout sessions.

For more information, please contact Dr. Gatling at vgatling@odu.edu. (Each session is limited to 25 participants.)

Find out more »

August 2020

Let Us Re-Introduce Our Business Services

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This session is hosted by the Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center. We will be joined by Departments of Economic Development Representatives from the City of Hampton; York County; and the City of Newport News. We are each doing business differently, inclusive of some Virtual Sessions and Face to Face, by Appointment Only. We will share those services and how your business can take advantage of the services! Register to attend under events/ workshops: https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/events.aspx

Find out more »
+ Export Events

Sign up for our newsletter!

View previous Newsletters to get an idea of what StartWheel might be sending you.