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RVA Social Entrepreneurs is community of passionate entrepreneurs committed to the belief that our enterprises can be vehicles for positive social change.

Upcoming events (2)

DEIC: Lunch and Learn with Zach Chapin

Online event

The Dominion Energy Innovation Center, located in Ashland, is an affiliated innovation center of Activation Capital that supports early-stage advanced technology companies by providing them with the collaborative space, guidance, and resources needed to accelerate their growth. Founded in November 2009, the Dominion Energy Innovation Center supports great ideas across a wide spectrum of industry sectors in addition to its focus on building the alternative, renewable energy sector in Central Virginia. Founding partners of this program include the signature sponsor, Dominion Energy, as well as Activation Capital, the Town of Ashland and Hanover County.

We invite you to our Lunch & Learn meetup! Grab your lunch and join us on Zoom with Zach Chapin, Sr. Gas Business Development


VCU SHIFT Summer Showcase

1235 W Broad St

SHIFT Retail Lab is a place for inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs to share, meet, and collaborate. SHIFT Retail Lab is designed to connect student startups with the Richmond ecosystem at no cost to the students. Here students can sell ideas and market products in hopes to generate feedback and even revenue.

Join us at this preview of the new Retail Lab space and hear from student founders! We will spotlight selected student ventures and products and give a tour of the space.

This showcase is open to students, faculty, investors, and community members seeking to network, strengthen, and support Richmond's entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Retail Lab supports VCU’s growing culture of student entrepreneurship. All are welcome and we hope to see you there!

*This will be a live, in-person event. Please refer to VCU public health measures for all requirements.


Past events (507)

1 Million Cups with Kwaku Osei with Farmacy Food

Online event

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