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Thursday, June 4th, 2020

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This Week's Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: 'We all deserve something special.' Even in the downturn, local gelato maker expands distribution

Even in the midst of a pandemic and economic downturn, Richmond-based startup company O’MY Foods LLC is expanding the distribution of its d…

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Innovation advice

Labor Law: Getting employees off unemployment and back to work

Now that Virginia, and other parts of the country, are finally opening up and returning to business, employers are facing an unexpected con…


Leading-Edge Law: What lessons can businesses learn from NBA superstar Zion Williamson’s contract troubles?

In the Bible, Zion refers to the city of Jerusalem or the dwelling place of God. Zion Williamson is named appropriately because he’s expect…


Ask SCORE: Small-business tips for managing cash flow

QUESTION: The pandemic is creating a collection problem for my business. I am burning through my cash reserves. What can you suggest?

Enterprising people

Getting to know: David Der

Title: Chief executive officer of Forestry Machine Learning, a Richmond-based startup that helps clients implement artificial intelligence … Read more

Innovation in progress

Patent Focus: recent local patents awarded

• Be TopNotch LLC received a patent for an autonomous car decision override.

• Virginia Commonwealth University received a patent for flexible, biodegradable, and biocompatible supercapacitors.

• Altria Client Services LLC received a patent for apparatuses and methods for tamping the contents of a container.

• Virginia Commonwealth University received a patent for polymeric nanoparticulate formulation to enhance the oral bioavailability of dapoxetine. Read more

Previously in the spotlight

Startup spotlight: Richmond startup company designs app that reminds people to maintain social distancing

When times get challenging, good entrepreneurs look for opportunities in the challenges.


Startup Spotlight: Flying Phase startup focuses on helping businesses use artificial intelligence and machine learning

A Richmond-area consulting firm has created a startup venture to help businesses put emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence …


Startup Spotlight: Companies in the NRV portfolio respond to coronavirus outbreak by offering new services

Several startup companies that are part of the investment portfolio of NRV, a Richmond-based venture capital group, have taken steps to res…