Venture Forum

A meeting of the entrepreneurial minds

For entrepreneurs or those who just daydream about the next best thing, there’s always more to learn and more people to meet. The Venture Forum, an association of entrepreneurs and support professionals (such as lawyers and accountants), is throwing its second annual Entrepreneur Fair on Thursday at the Capital One campus in Goochland.

“Back to basics” say bankers

Local bankers know they’re not the most popular guys around town these days. But the banking model doesn’t work so well when real estate prices are fluctuating so wildly and major industries are falling by the wayside. There were two banking panels this week both centered around the topic of why banks seem tighter lending than this time two years ago. Both had a similar refrain.

A list of Richmond companies to watch

An upcoming event that selects some of the most promising startups and new companies in Central Virginia has released a list of nominees. The Greater Richmond Companies to Watch event is October 29 at Toad’s Place.

Most promising startups in Richmond?

The search is on to find the most promising startups in the Richmond area. The fourth annual Greater Companies to Watch series is now accepting nominations on its freshly-launched website. The winners will be announced on October 29 at a celebration at Toad’s Place, and will then be featured in a widely read brochure.

2008 Greater Richmond’s Companies to Watch Event Announced

Richmond, VA –- May 20, 2008 – The Venture Forum will hold its fourth annual Greater Richmond’s Company to Watch event (GRCTW) event, this year on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at Toad’s Place in Richmond’s Shockoe Slip. The event is a gathering of local entrepreneurs, financing sources and service providers. The purpose of the event… Read more »

Venture Forum starts mentoring program

The Venture Forum has launched a mentoring program, which will pair veteran CEOs of growth businesses with their less experienced counterparts for two hours of mentoring each month. The Venture Forum promotes entrepreneurial activity around Central Virginia. The application form can be found here. “You can give a lot of good advice to someone in… Read more »

How do you say Shalom with a Richmond accent

Eight Israeli life science startups will establish their worldwide headquarters in Richmond. “This is clinical and scientific economic development,” said Donna Edmonds, the head of the nascent Virginia Biosciences Commercialization Center (VBCC), an off-shoot of the Virginia BioTechnology Research Park that helped lure the companies to town.