Startup takes efficient route to $10,000

Hanover Tech Challenge winner Holly Chen accepts a check for $10,000 from William Daughtrey, head of the Dominion Resource Innovation Center. (Photo by Lena Price)

Palmyra, Va.-based Intelligent Service Panel won the first Tech Challenge Hanover, a contest designed to reward promising technology startups.

Food truck fiends, meet the coffee cart

Alchemy Coffee trailer

Find out why Eric Spivack quit his job at Altria to peddle coffee from a 4-by-8-foot trailer — and why you won’t see a pumpkin spice drink on his menu.

Second round of SEED grants planted

SEED 2012 winners

The second round of SEED grants from Bon Secours to promote entrepreneurship in the East End saw some repeat winners.

Salon’s style suits Richmond

A salon started in a one-room office in Carytown has expanded to a 2,100-square-foot space in Short Pump, and the owners have their sights set on more locations.

Entrepreneurs, due east

A new website is putting Virginia startups on the map — literally.