The 2024 RISE Business Pitch Competition Application is Open!

Apply by March 20th for the chance to pitch your business idea on April 11th

We Connect Entrepreneurs with Resources to Start and Grow Your Business

If you are starting or growing a business in Southern Virginia, we welcome you to become a part of RISE Collaborative. We are creating a connected, vibrant ecosystem where EVERY entrepreneur can find resources, access capital, and succeed.

We have several programs to help you through your business journey, whether you are a member of the community or a student in middle school, high school, or college.

Community Programs

Student Programs