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Thursday, September 19
5:00 PM


rvAwesome Founders Celebration

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Venture Forum RVA, in partnership with Activation Capital's UpRiver event, is proudly announcing the rvAwesome Founders Celebration, previously known as Venture Forum RVA's "Companies to Watch".

UpRiver Details

“We are excited to be partners in UpRiver and think this is a great place to launch a new and improved rvAwesome Founders Celebration (formerly RVA Companies to Watch). Venture Forum RVA is looking forward to recognizing more companies in the 2018 awards to highlight the diverse and growing spectrum of companies located in RVA,” said Sarah Williams, Chairwoman of Venture Forum rvAwesome Founders Celebration.

UpRiver and Venture Forum rvAwesome Founders Celebration will be held at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture on Tuesday, November 27 and Wednesday, November 28. There will be content sessions and workshops available during the day focused around the needs of founders. Venture Forum rvAwesome Founders Celebration will be held on Wednesday, November 28th from 4:00 - 6:30 pm.

And the winners are:  

Overall rvAwesome Founder of the Year: Sophia Z. Wastler, founder and corporate director of the Starz Program. 

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Brought to you by:

  • Richmond Grid
  • CIT Gap Funds
  • Williams Mullen
  • Richmond Times Dispatch
  • Keiter
  • Capital One
  • fahrenheit group
  • BDO
  • LeClairRyan
  • Metro Productions
  • 7 Hills Advisors