News & Stories

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.

Recent Stories

Tad Deriso on Getting Connected within your Region

Ecosystem Builder Interview with Tad Deriso of Mid-Atlantic Broadband & SOVA Innovation Hub  Connectivity is a key consideration when it comes to bringing new people, businesses, and job markets to the region and MBC works to do just that. That’s why episode...

Amelia High Students Propose Entrepreneurial Solutions

Motivation, bonding, and satisfaction were all words used by students in Mrs. Dana Knott’s classroom this semester. This spring students participated in the CO.STARTERS Generator program offered through RISE Collaborative.        Winning Team: Jacob...

Rise & Shine expands locations to Farmville

Whether you're a new business owner, serial entrepreneur, or just have an idea you might want to explore, Rise & Shine is for you! Come as you are. All are welcome to attend our twice-a-month gathering of innovators, changemakers, and business resource providers...

Juneteenth celebrations growing in Southern Virginia

What is Juneteenth?  “Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with...

Bridge to Recovery has Funding for Businesses in Southern Virginia

Was your business impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? It’s hard to imagine a business owner who could answer that question with “no.” The Bridge to Recovery program was created in 2020 to help businesses in GO Virginia Region 3, which includes the following localities:...

Swimming through the SWaM Certification Process

SWaM (Small, Women, and Minority owned firms) certification is one of the most powerful marketing tools you can use to grow your sales among state agencies, public colleges and universities, local municipalities. Even large, private sector firms like Dominion utilize...