Virginia is for Entrepreneurs (VA4E)

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Whether you’re a high-tech entrepreneur in Alexandria or a farmer in Abingdon, Virginia is for Entrepreneurs (VA4E) is here to make sure you’ve got a shot. Virginia is for Entrepreneurs connects entrepreneurs seeking financing with investors looking for opportunities and support resources for entrepreneurs.

  • If you’re an entrepreneur in Virginia, fill out the “Common App,” and you’ll be connected with dozens of investors across the Commonwealth.
  • If you’re an investor in Virginia, let VA4E know what you’re looking for, and you’ll be connected with other like-minded investors, as well as new opportunities.
  • If you’re a resource for entrepreneurs, register to let Virginian entrepreneurs know you’re here to help.

To get connected with VA4E, visit va4e.org.

Regional and State News

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Shenandoah Valley Business Resources

We all know that Shenandoah Valley businesses and potential startups have been affecting during this time. Below, you can find information about two programs that provide access to resources for both startup companies and growing businesses.
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Local and State COVID-19 Recovery Funding

We know how many business and non-profits have been affected…
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League $500,000 Allocated for Second Round of Frederick County, Virginia COVID-19 Business/Non-Profit Grant Program

Round Two of the Frederick County, Virginia COVID-19 Business/Non-Profit Grant Program will open on Friday, October 23, at 8 am. Grants of $5,000, $7,500, or $10,000 will be awarded to Frederick County businesses and non-profits adversely affected by the pandemic.

Governor Northam Allocates $30 Million in CARES Act Funding to Fast-Track Broadband Projects

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia is allocating $30 million in funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to improve broadband access in underserved localities.
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Rebuild Virginia: A Small Business Grant Program

The Rebuild VA Grant Fund is a program to help small businesses and nonprofits whose normal operations were disrupted by COVID-19. Businesses and non-profits that are approved for a Rebuild VA grant may receive up to 3 times their average monthly eligible expenses...
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Shenandoah Valley Guide to Re-Opening Business

To ensure the safety of our community and to help you navigate the new normal, the Shenandoah Valley Partnership, local chambers, and the Business Resilience Task Force came together to create a re-opening business guide.
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Bricks and Clicks: Small Business Recovery Program

Bricks and Clicks for Small Business Recovery is a three-part, partnership-driven small business assistance program. It offers training, customized technical assistance, and the opportunity to receive a grant.
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Re-opening Small Business: What Customers Want

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham COVID-19 Business Assistance Taskforce distributed a “Customer Feedback Survey on Businesses Reopening"...
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Virginia Wifi Hotspot Map | Free, Publicly Available Wifi Hotspots

With the help of local officials, schools, and libraries across Virginia, the Commonwealth Connect team and Virginia Tech have developed an interactive map of free, publicly available wifi hotspots that Virginians can access from a vehicle...