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Southside sunglasses company rebrands

Southside sunglasses company rebrands

Michael Thompson February 3, 2016 0

Inspired by the soothing sounds of Husker Du, a Chesterfield startup is casting itself in a new light

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New startup contest narrows the field

New startup contest narrows the field

Michael Thompson January 29, 2016 0

Seven Richmond startups have made it through to the next round of an inaugural pitch competition, including an online surfboard retailer, a roommate search service, a family gym and a shaving products brand.

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DC entrepreneur to revive Fan spa property

DC entrepreneur to revive Fan spa property

Michael Thompson January 25, 2016 1

A Washington salon owner with several businesses around D.C. is picking up a vacant space on Main Street and plans to reopen the storefront with a hair salon and high-end barbershop.

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Pet care startup outgrows Lakeside kennel

Pet care startup outgrows Lakeside kennel

Michael Thompson January 12, 2016 3

Shortly after upgrading its outdoor space, a pet day care and boarding kennel is stretching out within its Lakeside facility and doubling its capacity.

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Reservation startup hitches onto Uber’s success

Reservation startup hitches onto Uber’s success

Michael Thompson January 11, 2016 3

Hoping to fill a gap in on-demand ride hailing services, a group that includes two local Uber drivers is rolling out a complementary app that lets users reserve rides ahead of time and handpick

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Cyclists open bike shop, market in Forest Hill

Cyclists open bike shop, market in Forest Hill

Michael Thompson January 5, 2016 2

A trio of cyclists recently opened a shop in Forest Hill -- but alongside bikes and gears, they decided to throw in a dash of a small neighborhood market.

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Hypnotist unveils brain-teasing escape room

Hypnotist unveils brain-teasing escape room

Michael Thompson January 4, 2016 0

Zombies, ticking bombs and art thieves -- these are the stories a local magician and hypnotist is using to build his puzzle-filled escape room business that opened last month.

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The 2015 evolution of Richmond’s startups

The 2015 evolution of Richmond’s startups

Michael Thompson December 24, 2015 0

This year saw several local companies champion the startup competition circuit, while brick-and-mortar newcomers set up shop and Hopewell laid the groundwork for its own small business hub.

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New year, new startup for entrepreneur Nash

New year, new startup for entrepreneur Nash

Katie Demeria December 24, 2015 0

Linda Nash isn't stopping with a Markel deal and her own consulting firm. Next month she plans to debut a healthcare recruiting spin-off and roll out another concierge medicine startup.

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Church Hill startup program returns with new winners

Church Hill startup program returns with new winners

Michael Thompson December 15, 2015 1

With help from Capital One and Bon Secours, a dozen East End entrepreneurs received an extra funding boost from an annual program, including restaurants, retailers, a dry cleaner, and wedding planner.

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