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Elevating RVA Entrepreneurs

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Creative ideas flow through Richmond just like the James River. Venture Forum RVA supports entrepreneurs in exploring creative ideas and turning them into sustainable businesses.

Connect with RVA’s thriving business community

Venture Forum RVA is a community of Richmond entrepreneurs, growing businesses, capital connectors, and ambitious people who want to see Richmond businesses succeed. We also provide encouragement and guidance to Richmond’s new entrepreneurs.

Information and relationships are at the heart of all our programs and events. Our educational programs are interesting, relevant, and current. And, our networking opportunities bring diverse groups together to facilitate the launch of new ventures.

If you are looking for ways to connect with Richmond’s visionaries and keep up on what’s next in Richmond’s business community, look no further than Venture Forum RVA.

The People at Venture Forum RVA

Our community is wide and diverse, but at its foundation are the people who guide and support Venture Forum RVA. Connect with our Board of Directors, Sponsors, and the new companies in RVA that we love.

Board of Directors

Paul Nolde
President
New Richmond Ventures

Renee Fisher
Past President
VACO

John Murray
Treasurer
Keiter

Open
Vice President
Jasmine Abrams
Research Unlimited
Edward Baldwin
Belle Isle Craft Spirits

Jessica Barnes
VACO
Phil Beene
Nudge
William (Bill) Berry
Kimble CPA
Bryan Bostic
Spanish Moss Holdings LLC

Robby Demeria
RichTech
Anna Derewenda
Williams Mullen
Michael Doerr
Bowie Consultants 
Debbie Fisher
University of Richmond
Jonathan Frey
Build RVA
Dan Henderson
CIT
Edwin Huertas
Shockoe
Christina Jeffries
7 Hills Advisors

John Jobe
Cherry Bekaert

David Lay
LeClairRyan

Jay Markiewicz
VCU Entrepreneurship

Scot McRoberts
VA Council of CEOs
Todd Nuckols
Lighthouse Labs
Andrew Robson
Indivior
Ethan Wirt
HourWise
Jeff Wraley 
The Fahrenheit Group




Robin Hogge
Executive Director
Venture Forum RVA
RHogge@VentureForumRVA.com

Companies We Love

If you attend any of our events, you’ll meet people from various industries and companies. In addition to networking with professionals from these companies, we also shine a light on outstanding business through our RVA Companies to Watch, the Virginia Venture Summit, luncheons, and Venture Out events. Here are a few of the companies we’ve celebrated over the past couple of years.

algorithmRX
AutoSquad
BestBullySticks
BNNT
Bubuti
CarLotz
CavitroniX
ClearFarma Industries Ltd.
DriveFactor Electric Force Motors
Elephant Insurance
Engineered BioPharma
Enterprise Hive
Evatran 
Gelati Celesti
Green Vision Energy of Virginia
Health Diagnostic Laboratories
Health Warrior
Hemoshear
Hire Intelligence
Impact Makers
Income Tax School
INM United
Intellliject
Integrated Global Services
Knox
Ledbury
LendPro
LucyPhone.com
MaxxPotential
Mobelux Labs
Momentum Resources
National Counseling Group
Painless1099
Phthisis
Pick Factor
PlanG
ProteiosBio
Proxios
Refersal
RidePost 
SEElogix
Shockoe
Shockoe Commerce Group
Shockoe Denim
Smart College Visit
SRRN Games
Tenant Turner
TrendPo
Vinylmint
WealthForge
Workshop Digital

Our Members