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Saturday, November 16th, 2019

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This Week's Spotlight
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Startup Spotlight: Kilo Medical Solutions pursues market for device to help premature infants recover faster

What started as a senior project for several Virginia Commonwealth University students now has become a nearly two-year odyssey to build a …


Richmond's startup community news
Innovation advice
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Ask Doug & Polly: How to transition employees into becoming effective managers

QUESTION: I have an employee who has been with me since the start. He has always reported to me. While he is a good salesman, he’s not a sa…

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Ask Doug & Polly: Making sure financial statements are delivered in a timely manner and are useful

QUESTION: I run a small business. I pay an accountant to produce financial statements each month, but I have not found them to be very usef…

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Small Talk: In owners' divorces, businesses can become part of the fight

When one of Zach Hendrix’s three business partners said he was getting divorced, sympathy turned into shock as everyone realized that a soo…

Enterprising people
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Getting to know: Shelby Howick with Common House

Title: director of events at Common House, a social club with a location in Charlottesville that is building a new location in downtown Ric… Read more

Innovation in progress
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Patent Focus: recent local patents awarded

• Virginia Commonwealth University received a patent for a polyvalent chimeric OspC vaccinogen and diagnostic antigen.

• Altria Client Services received a patent for a cartridge for e-vaping device with open-microchannels.

• Altria Client Services received a patent for a pouch material for smokeless tobacco and tobacco substitute products.

•  Hamilton Beach Brands Inc. received a patent for the ornamental design of a mixer bowl. Read more

Previously in the spotlight
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Startup Spotlight: Dinegigs introduces hiring platform geared for independent restaurants

As a former restaurant manager and executive chef, Duncan Parker knows how crazy the job market can be in the food-service industry.

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Richmond startup develops drone system to help monitor power transmission lines

On a sunny September afternoon, Michael Beiro, Chase Coble and David Schul gathered on a tennis court at Chesterfield County’s Huguenot Par…

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Startup Spotlight: Got unused stuff? The Shed provides a way to rent your items as part of the 'sharing economy'

A startup company in Goochland County is offering a way for people to make some money from all those ladders, tools, tents, sports equipmen…

Events
Nov
16

Executing Entrepreneurial Principles

THIS SERIES OF EIGHT, 3 HOUR, SEMINARS present over 100 Practical Business Principles. Unlike college gauzy entrepreneurship theories, this…

Nov
20

CreativeMktGroup November Coffee + Connections: Featuring Shannon Siriano Greenwood, Rebelle Con

CreativeMktGroup Coffee + Connections is proud to announce our guest speaker for Wednesday, November 20, 2019, is Shannon Siriano Greenwood…

Nov
21

The Commonwealth of Cannabis: A Panel Discussion on the Marketplace

It was a subject of a famous nationwide avoidance marketing campaign, yet it’s now legal in some form for most of the U.S. population. How …

Nov
23

Executing Entrepreneurial Principles

THIS SERIES OF EIGHT, 3 HOUR, SEMINARS present over 100 Practical Business Principles. Unlike college gauzy entrepreneurship theories, this…