Block time to refill your cup and hear about the highs and lows of entrepreneurship, ask questions from special guests, and network with other entrepreneurs.

Rise & Shine is a twice-a-month meetup for entrepreneurs, makers, and innovators in Southern Virginia. 

1st Wednesday 

8:30 – 9:30am, Virtual and In-Person Options

On the 1st Wednesday of each month, Rise & Shine is a networking opportunity co-hosted by local partners across the region.

3rd Wednesday

8:30 – 9:00am, Virtual

On the 3rd Wednesday of the month, Rise & Shine is a virtual meetup with a featured speaker – either an entrepreneur sharing their story or a resource provider sharing their services.

Upcoming Meetups

May 18th, 2022 – 8:30-9:00am

How to Build Your Business Credit

Join us for Rise & Shine on Wednesday, May 18 at 8:30am. Sheri McGuire of Longwood SBDC and Benchmark Community Bank will lead a mini-workshop on how to build your business credit.

June 1st, 2022 – 8:30-9:30am

Rise & Shine Morning Meetup for Entrepreneurs & Innovators

Join us virtually to hear regional updates and then join breakout rooms by location to network with peers, test ideas, share challenges, and connect to resources to help start or grow your businesses. In-person option available for South Hill and Brunswick.

Past Speakers

Crystal Cobbs

Crystal Cobbs

President, Black BRAND Dan River Region

Stephen Anderson

Stephen Anderson

Owner/PharmD, Halifax Pharmacy & Halifax LTC Pharmacy

John Hagwood

John Hagwood

Regional Growth Sales Manager, GENEDGE

Brian Brown

Brian Brown

Business Development Manager, SERCAP

Rhett Weiss

Rhett Weiss

Executive, Entrepreneur, Consultant, and Attorney

Mikita Smith

Mikita Smith

Founder, Beautifully Unbalanced

Morgan Clark

Morgan Clark

Founder and Lead Consultant, Epstein Clark Consulting

Michelle Walters

Michelle Walters

CEO, Island Glow Sunless Tanning & Beauty

Become a Rise & Shine Local Host

Do you want to bring together entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders in your locality?
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