The ultimate place for
entrepreneurs to soar
and RVA businesses to mature


Venture Forum RVA is the catalyst for Richmond’s visionaries–it’s a place where entrepreneurs can learn and make critical connections to transform ideas into reality.

Fueling RVA's Business Community

Since 1986, Venture Forum RVA and members have worked together to support the growth of new ventures and bring resources to Richmond's entrepreneurial community. We give startups and their founders a place to learn and make critical connections with capital providers, advisors, and serial entrepreneurs. Through our programs and events, we highlight Richmond's newest success stories along with well-established businesses that are respected worldwide.

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Attend a Venture Forum RVA Event

Our monthly events are educational, social, and celebratory. At each event, attendees include entrepreneurs, capital providers, advisors, and successful business owners. We have four types of events: educational luncheons that feature a panel discussion, happy hours at various businesses located throughout the city, the annual RVA Companies to Watch awards, and the annual Virginia Summit where we highlight amazing startups.

RVA Companies to Watch

RVA Companies to Watch is an annual award and celebration that shines a light on area businesses that have the potential to be significant contributors to the area’s future economy.  The event will be held on Wednesday, October 28th from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the Hippodrome.


Which companies in RVA do you admire? Help us acknowledge companies who are doing it right and ready to make an even larger impact in our community. Nominate the companies who inspire you and we’ll make sure everyone knows to keep an eye on them and expect great things. Nominations will close August 1, 2015.

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Next Event

RVA Companies to Watch 2015
October 28, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Hippodrome

Become a Venture Forum Member

Join the Venture Forum and you’ll receive discounted rates our luncheons, RVA Companies to Watch, and the Virginia Summit, and free admittance to all our Venture Out happy hours. We also have membership options for companies who want sponsorship opportunities.

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