Small Business and Entrepreneurship Programs

Is your dream to start, build, or grow your business in Southern Virginia? You don’t have to go on this journey alone. RISE Collaborative centers you in a supportive ecosystem, where you can receive support from instructors who are trained to help your start and grow your business. You also have the opportunity to connect and grow with other innovators on their own journeys to success.

Learn more about how the programs below can help you on your entrepreneurship journey.

CO.STARTERS Business Bootcamp

CO.STARTERS Business Bootcamp is an 8-week live online, cohort-based program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn business ideas into action.

CO.STARTERS Business Idea Workshop

Whether just getting started, stuck on a particular issue, or in need of a refresher, attend one of these 1.5-hour workshops to get a jumpstart on your business idea. 

RISE & SHINE Meetup

Network with peers, test ideas, share challenges, and connect to resources to help start or grow your business at these free networking events.

Minority-Owned Business Resources

RISE Collaborative is committed to supporting the development and growth of minority-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs from underserved communities.