“For the Black community, it can be hard to take full advantage of programming that is targeted at you but is run by people who don’t look like you,” said Jackson Ward Collective co-founder Rasheeda Creighton.
The founders of Direct Learning Solutions hope to land the business of parents willing to pay someone else to supervise and assist their children with virtual learning programs.
“We’re the economic spark for future investment and development by others in this area,” said co-owner Terri Wesselman. “We’ve brought an amenity that’s long overdue here in the Northern Neck.”
After his gig with the band ended because of the pandemic, Jim Hamilton got to work on a business idea he’s had on the back burner for a while.
Christian Sowers cooked up the business concept while researching a career change from a family-owned real estate company in Chesterfield.
Chesterfield-based Olivian, which is currently producing 20 million masks per month, is rolling out a monthly subscription mask service to attract more clients.
Bookclubz saw a 30 percent month-to-month increase from March to April and is on track to book 100,000 users by September.
Buddy, which offers on-demand accident coverage to outdoor enthusiasts for about $9 per day, expanded this summer to provide peace of mind in 32 states.
Startup Boxed + Bagged RVA offers prepared lunches for students at Collegiate School and St. Catherine’s School.
Two local startup accelerators have named the 15 startups that will make up their fall programs.