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Pause your Netflix, its time for another Startup Night!

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Strome Entrepreneurial Center

Visual Arts Bldg · Norfolk, VA

How to find us

Parking: On 49th Street, parking lot and parking garage are on the right hand side (can use either - both are metered). Strome Entrepreneurial Center is located on the first floor of the Visual Arts Bldg directly across the street from crosswalk.

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If Fyre Festival had first presented at Startup Night, two provocative documentaries might not be throwing so much shade…

Come out and meet other entrepreneurs, investors and business enthusiasts who come together to network and watch demos of hot new local technologies, startups and businesses.

The latest and greatest entrepreneurs from the community pitch their ideas and demo their products to the crowd.

Attendees come from all walks of life and industries. The crowd includes not just entrepreneurs, but bankers, lawyers, accountants, tech enthusiasts, investors, students, and maybe your cofounder.

After the pitch, the question and answer session gives the presenter important feedback and help from the diverse knowledge banks in the crowd. Everyone benefits!

The Startup Night schedule goes like this:
6:00-6:20 Networking
6:25-6:30 Introductions, upcoming events, etc.
6:30-7:30 Presentations
7:30 pm Continued Networking
8:00 pm Wrap-up and head to local establishment

Watch three brand new businesses pitch their ideas in Hampton Roads for the first time:

Secret Chord Laboratories is dedicated to helping people, regardless of musical training, express themselves through music. At its heart is an algorithm based on the founders’ neuroscientific research about how patterns in music lead to pleasure in the brain.

Camping and outdoor equipment are expensive and confusing for the novice outdoorsman. OutWhere transforms inexperienced campers into adventurers ready to enjoy the great outdoors with accessible gear and easy-to-understand educational information.

Overwhelmed with junk in your closets, or sick of those monthly storage unit fees? The Organize Guys offer a service to manage your spaces and declutter your life! Emmanuel will show you how his company can free up more of your time to spend on the things that you love.

Please join us at the ODU Strome Entrepreneurial Center for a great night of pitches.

Hope to see you there!

PS If you are new to the area and want to learn more about the Hampton Roads entrepreneurial community, this is a great place to start. I first attended Startup Night two years ago, and ended up pitching my business idea the very next month. I never missed another event, and two years later, I run the show!

From here, you can start meeting other people with similar interests and goals. You will be glad you came.

To stay on top of the latest entrepreneurial events, check out 757 StartWheel's calendar for a comprehensive list of everything going on in the Hampton Roads area at