Grow your network and build your business

RISE Collaborative meetups are open to all entrepreneurs, business owners, and business resource providers in Southern and South Central Virginia. Our meetups are free, but please pre-register so we know you plan to attend.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 – 8:30-9:15am

RISE Meetup | Community Investment Collaborative with Stephen Davis

Join us for a RISE Virtual Meetup! Our guest speaker is Stephen Davis, President of Community Investment Colloborative (CIC).

Launched in 2012, CIC is built on four pillars designed to help entrepreneurs start or expand their business: 1) An established and proven business-education program, 2) Extensive mentoring, peer discussions, and ongoing support, 3) Startup financing or ongoing microfinancing to qualified graduates, and 4) Networking within and across the community. CIC fosters entrepreneurial success through training, next-level growth, and community networking.

Bring your questions, as we will have a short Q&A session at the end.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 – 8:30-9:30am

Brunswick Rise & Shine Entrepreneurship Breakfast

Entrepreneurs of all ages are invited to join this monthly RISE Collaborative Rise & Shine entrepreneurship breakfast hosted by the Brunswick County IDA and Brunswick County Economic Development. It takes place at the Brunswick County Conference Center, on the first Wednesday of the month. This monthly gathering includes discussion about entrepreneurship. It is free to the community, thanks to sponsors like Benchmark Community Bank.

Learn From Past Meetups

You can find recaps and video recordings from recent meetups in our blog posts. 

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