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. Please pre-register so we know you plan to attend.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 - 8:30-10:00am

Rise & Shine Entrepreneur Meetup - Brunswick County

Entrepreneurs of all ages are invited to join this monthly RISE Collaborative Rise & Shine entrepreneur meetup breakfast hosted by the Brunswick County Economic Development and ecosystem partners. This monthly community gathering includes discussion about entrepreneurship. It is free to the community.

Location: Brunswick County Conference Center, Lawrenceville, Virginia

Cost: Free

Apply to the Winter 2024 RISE Business Bootcamp by December 8

Friday, December 8, 2023

Winter 2024 RISE Business Bootcamp Application Deadline

Ready to start, grow, or scale your business in Southern Virginia? Apply for the Winter 2024 RISE Business Bootcamp.

During this 10-week live virtual program, you’ll get to know yourself, your customer, and the next steps to move your business forward.  The weekly sessions will provide you with dedicated time to work on your business. You’ll gain a support system of peers and mentors. You’ll get access to a curated mix of subject matter experts, inspiring guest speakers, and regional resources that will help you achieve your business dreams. The program begins January 9, 2024 and meets on Zoom on Tuesday evenings from 6-9pm.

Thursday, January 18, 2024 – 12:00pm-1:00pm on Zoom

The Grapevine Monthly Workgroup

The Grapevine Monthly Workgroup is a team of diverse, creative, and inclusive entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders from across Southern Virginia. During each monthly meeting, we share updates from local and regional entrepreneurs support organizations. 

Guest Speaker: TBD

Topic: TBD

Registration information coming soon.

Learn From Past Meetups

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

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