Startups

Hoping for a humdinger

A former political insider hopes his new brand’s playful name and bright packaging will bring a younger crowd to the ginger ale market.

Startup competition heats up

Fifteen businesses are finalists for a $10,000 prize and free office space in the Greater Richmond Chamber’s inaugural startup competition.

Lotz more cars

Richmond-based consignment car dealer CarLotz crossed the river and leased its second location after a year in business.

Monday Q&A: I left my heart in Richmond

Richmond Trolley Company, the venture behind the old-fashioned red trolley cars you’ve probably seen cruising Richmond recently, has hosted some big-name riders.

A new way to keep current

A local software engineer and his college buddy have launched a startup to make business run a little smoother for contractors.

Student pitchers get some relief

Five teams made their best pitches Monday in the final round of the University of Richmond’s annual business competition.

From doodles to dollars

Annie Ward Love launched her business, Love Lines, with a line of note cards and prints while she was in middle school.

Used cars, new capital

CarLotz, a used car consignment concept that’s almost a year old, closed this week on a $1.5 million round of financing.

Paintbrushes and Pinot

A Richmond entrepreneur is going to test the theory that artists do their best work after a few drinks.