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Onions and mushrooms sweep VCU startup contest

Onions and mushrooms sweep VCU startup contest

Michael Thompson April 21, 2015 0

VCU's annual startup pitch competition wrapped up last week, and an onion-chopping device and Scott's Addition mushroom farm took home the top prizes.

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CarLotz hits the accelerator

CarLotz hits the accelerator

Michael Thompson April 15, 2015 0

The used car company opened a new location in Virginia Beach this month and has big plans to expand its concept across the country.

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Fast, healthy eating drives food delivery startup

Fast, healthy eating drives food delivery startup

Michael Thompson April 10, 2015 2

What started as bringing lunch in to co-workers has developed into a meal delivery service whose founder hopes to capitalize on a growing trend in the industry.

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West End startup zaps unwanted tats

West End startup zaps unwanted tats

Michael Thompson April 8, 2015 0

A new shop in the West End is cashing in on regrettable spring break decisions and bad breakups with a tattoo removal and skin care service.

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Startup insurance site links up with Google

Startup insurance site links up with Google

Michael Thompson April 7, 2015 0

An Innsbrook insurance shopping website has teamed up with Google as the tech giant rolls out its own quote comparison venture.

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Venture Forum summit showcases startups

Venture Forum summit showcases startups

Jonathan Spiers April 3, 2015 3

Entrepreneurs gathered at the Capital One campus on Thursday for Venture Forum RVA's annual startup summit.

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Infrared sauna warms up in Westhampton

Infrared sauna warms up in Westhampton

Michael Thompson April 3, 2015 0

Leaving behind traditional heaters and hot coals, an entrepreneur is bringing an infrared sauna to Patterson Avenue

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Beer startup heads to Short Pump

Beer startup heads to Short Pump

Michael Thompson March 18, 2015 1

Just a few months after opening on Boulevard, a beer growler concept is tapping into the busy Short Pump market. And its owner already has his sights set on further expansion in the Richmond

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Minty startup tackles pest problem

Minty startup tackles pest problem

Michael Thompson March 10, 2015 1

When mice started taking over his home, a local real estate appraiser teamed up with a VCU professor and created a new way to deal with the problem.

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Mom launches spin-off cookie startup

Mom launches spin-off cookie startup

Michael Thompson March 5, 2015 2

A Manchester mother of two who helps women through and after pregnancy has cooked up a new bakery business

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