UpRiver summit

The second annual summit to provide startup founders, entrepreneurs and small-business owners with sessions to help their budding businesses will be held in late October.

The UpRiver summit will be held at the Washington Redskins Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond on Oct. 29-30.

Activation Capital, in partnership with Venture Forum RVA, is sponsoring the two-day summit.

The rvAwesome Founders awards, which recognize companies and entrepreneurs that have the potential to be significant contributors to the region’s future economy, will be given out during the evening of Oct. 29.

Venture Forum RVA renamed its annual “RVA Companies to Watch” event to the rvAwesome Founders awards last year.

Content sessions and workshops set for Oct. 30 will focus around the needs of founders using data gathered from RVA’s entrepreneurial and innovation community.

Purchase your ticket for Metro Business Live on Tuesday, Sept. 17, and hear from five local women who will share their stories about starting and running their successful businesses.

After the educational programming, attendees will be able to attend the RVATech/jam with the Techxpo and Battle of the Geek Bands at the Science Museum of Virginia.

Activation Capital is a nonprofit associated with the Virginia Bio+Tech Park in downtown Richmond that is elevating the region’s innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Venture Forum RVA supports entrepreneurs and startup businesses in the Richmond region.

“We’re glad to be partnering again with Activation Capital to showcase the amazing people and incredible companies in RVA,” said Raina Thomas, chairman of the rvAwesome Founders awards program.

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