News & Stories for Entrepreneurs

Meet Laura Coleman, RISE Navigator Program Manager

Meet Laura Coleman, RISE Navigator Program Manager

Laura Coleman recently joined the RISE Collaborative team as the RISE Navigator Program Manager through a partnership with Community Investment Collaborative. We asked Laura 10 questions about her new role and its significance for her, the entrepreneurs she will be...

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RISE Female Founders Fund Launches for 2024

RISE Female Founders Fund Launches for 2024

The RISE Collaborative SOVA Female Founders Fund for Women-Owned Businesses is seeking donations to increase the prize funds available to eligible entrepreneurs. Donations to this fund are tax-deductible donations to the SOVA Innovation Hub, a 501(c)3 non-profit...

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May 2024 Events for Entrepreneurs and Businesses

May 2024 Events for Entrepreneurs and Businesses

Give your Southern Virginia business a boost by attending one or more of these upcoming events for entrepreneurs and businesses!April 10EXAMPLE (copy) Event NameDay, Month Date   |   timeam-timepm   |   locationDescriptionMay 1Rise & Shine Entrepreneur Meetup –...

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April 2024 Events for Entrepreneurs and Businesses

April 2024 Events for Entrepreneurs and Businesses

Give your Southern Virginia business a boost by attending one or more of these April 2024 events for entrepreneurs and businesses!April 10Southern Virginia Procurement FairWednesday, April 10   |   8:30am-5:00pm   |   Danville, VAThe Southern Virginia Regional...

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Meet the Winter 2024 RISE Business Bootcamp Cohort!

Meet the Winter 2024 RISE Business Bootcamp Cohort!

These entrepreneurs are digging in, learning, and hustling to start or grow their businesses in Southern Virginia! We're excited to introduce you to them! Introducing the RISE Collaborative Winter 2024 CO.STARTERS Business Bootcamp cohort! Congratulations to the 30...

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Project will develop potential business owners

Project will develop potential business owners

This article originally appeared in The Charlotte Gazette on November 17, 2023. To view the article as it originally appeared, click here.Project will develop potential business owners Published 8:00 am Friday, November 17, 2023 By Jeff Moore Charlotte County’s...

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Chamber Awards $77,000 in 2023 Rev Up Danville Pittsylvania

Chamber Awards $77,000 in 2023 Rev Up Danville Pittsylvania

This press release originated from the Danville-Pittsylvania Chamber of Commerce. View it on their website here. NEWS RELEASE                                                                     For Immediate Release June 1, 2023 For more information, contact:         ...

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June 2023 Events for Southern Virginia Entrepreneurs

June 2023 Events for Southern Virginia Entrepreneurs

Check out the list of events happening in June for entrepreneurs and small business owners in Southern Virginia. In-person events are noted with * before the date. All other events are online/virtual.Updated 5/24/23 June 1 Virginia SBDC Starting a New Business June 1...

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RISE Collaborative serves entrepreneurs in the following 15 localities in Virginia:

Patrick, Henry, Martinsville, Danville, Pittsylvania, Halifax, Mecklenburg, Brunswick, Charlotte, Lunenburg, Prince Edward, Buckingham, Amelia, Nottoway, and Cumberland. Questions? Contact our team at hello@sovarise.com.