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rvAwesome Founders Award Celebration

rvAwesome Founders Award 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

“Activation Capital, in partnership with Venture Forum RVA, is excited to announce UpRiver 2019, a founder-led summit to be held this year at the Washington Redskins Bon Secours Training Center on Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30. The summit will include Venture Forum RVA’s rvAwesome Founders awards gala highlighting the diverse types of companies in RVA, and RVATech’s Techxpo and Battle of the Geek Bands at the Science Museum of Virginia.

“We are looking forward to having one more organization on board with RVATech joining the UpRiver programming this year. When we collaborate, RVA becomes stronger and the same thing is true with our events. Activation Capital Venture Forum RVA, and RVATech can’t wait for October,” said Carrie Roth, President and CEO of Activation Capital.

Venture Forum RVA, in partnership with Activation Capital, will kick off the UpRiver Summit with its annual rvAwesome Founders awards on the evening of Tuesday, October 29. The fun continues on Wednesday with content sessions and workshops focused around the needs of founders using data gathered from RVA’s entrepreneurial and innovation community. Following the educational programming, attendees will move to the Science Museum of Virginia for RVATech’s Techxpo and Battle of the Geek Bands.

“We’re glad to be partnering again with Activation Capital to showcase the amazing people and incredible companies in RVA. This year’s rvAwesome Founders awards celebration will highlight all of the amazing talent we have in our own backyard,” Rainn Wilson, Chair of rvAwesome Founders, Venture Forum RVA.

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2018 Winners

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

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