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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Have an Idea for a business? Micro Pitch Competition #2 is April 21


Start Peninsula is still looking for pitchers for Micro Pitch #2 that will be held on April 21st from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Zoom.  The number of pitchers will be limited to ten.

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Small businesses hurt by ongoing pandemic can apply for Peninsula Cares Act funds

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March 25, 2021 - Our nation's small businesses are in the middle of an unprecedented economic disruption due to the coronavirus outbreak. To assist small businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic, the city of Newport News has applied for and receiv...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Finalists from Start Peninsula Micro Pitch Announced

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The first set of finalists for the 2021 Start Peninsula were announced following an online micro pitch competition. The finalists were C.A.S.S.I.E., Green Light and Pocket Properties App. In total, nine pitchers participated. 

Each finalist will r...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Historic Phoebus highlighted in the latest issue of VEER magazine online


March 10, 2021 - Both commercial and residential activity is on the rise in Phoebus.  The February issue of Veer magazine shines the spotlight on just a few reasons the district is becoming a hot spot for new investments and eclectic businesses. ...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

757 Angels investor group remains one of the top 10 investors in startups

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Feb. 26, 2021 - A Hampton Roads' group founded to invest in emerging companies -- 757 Angels -- was named one of the Top 10 such groups in the country by the Angel Capital Association’s Angel Funders Report.

This is the second year that the group has reach...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Series of workshops planned for home-based businesses

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Feb. 25, 2021 - Advice and ideas targeted to home-based businesses will be offered in a series of monthly free workshops. The first workshop focuses on "Preparing your Home-based Business for the Post Pandemic World," with speaker Marc Wilson fr...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

Community colleges collaborate to create regional workforce development program


Dec. 15, 2020 - Hampton’s Thomas Nelson Community College has been a strong partner in workforce development and training on the Peninsula for years. Now, it’s joining with two other community colleges to create a larger regional effort.
Thomas Nelson, Cam...
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Posted on: December 8, 2020

The rumor is confirmed: Amazon to build delivery center at site of old Kmart

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Dec. 8, 2020 - Amazon, the world’s largest internet-based retailer, has closed on the long-vacant Super Kmart property on Mercury Boulevard. Plans are to build a last mile delivery center that will add jobs and speed package delivery to customers.

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