RICHMOND, Va. and WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2016
RICHMOND, Va. and WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Virginia Velocity Tour Business Plan Competition announced the finalists today that will compete for five $25,000 business grants in public pitch events throughout Virginia from Sept. 19-23. The events will take place in Roanoke, Richmond, Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia and Charlottesville.
The Virginia Velocity Tour, a partnership between Village Capital and the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a weeklong event designed to provide visibility and seed funding to promising startups throughout Virginia. The program will highlight industry sectors of regional strength, including biotech, health, energy, agriculture and security.
"The quality and quantity of the applicants we have seen for the Virginia Velocity Tour Business Plan competition has been nothing short of extraordinary, exceeding our already high expectations," said Ross Baird, CEO of Village Capital. "There is no doubt in my mind that many of these companies will drive significant economic impact for Virginia, and leave a significant mark on the nation and the world."
The Virginia Velocity Tour committee has selected 30 finalists to participate in the five pitch competitions in each region of the state:
For additional information about the Virginia Velocity Tour, visit https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=16033. For more information on the finalists in the Business Plan Competition, please visit www.virginiavelocitytour.com).
About Village Capital
Village Capital, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, sources, trains and invests in seed-stage entrepreneurs with business solutions to major global problems in agriculture, energy, education, financial inclusion, and health, and then puts the power of investment in the hands of the entrepreneurs, who allocate investments to the two ventures ranked highest by their peers at the end of every program. Over the past seven years, the organization has supported over 500 companies in 15 countries; this year, Village Capital is working with 27 communities around the world to implement sector-focused, peer-reviewed investments in local entrepreneurs through its VilCap Communities initiative.
To learn more, visit http://www.vilcap.com.
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Last updated on: 14/09/2016
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