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Awards give Church Hill startups a boost

Awards give Church Hill startups a boost

Michael Thompson December 16, 2014 0

An annual program is giving new businesses in Church Hill a leg up with donations from some of Richmond's large corporations. This year's winners include a dim sum restaurant, a pudding shop and a

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Startups test their wings

Startups test their wings

Michael Thompson December 10, 2014 0

An array of entrepreneurs received months of coaching and $20,000 through a startup program. This week they took their pitches to the stage in front of investors and sponsors.

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Startup tunes into bygone musical trend

Startup tunes into bygone musical trend

Michael Thompson December 2, 2014 1

The player piano’s popularity reached its peak before the Great Depression, but that isn’t stopping a University of Richmond graduate from taking a gamble on self-playing ivory keys

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Post-HDL, Mallory bounces back

Post-HDL, Mallory bounces back

Katie Demeria November 19, 2014 2

After resigning from her post as CEO of Health Diagnostic Laboratory last month, Tonya Mallory is moving away from medicine and stepping into a new venture.

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Winning student startup taps into beer culture

Winning student startup taps into beer culture

Michael Thompson November 17, 2014 0

The winner of last week's pitch competition at University of Richmond created a mobile app to make craft beer jargon more colloquial.

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Woodworkers kick-start speaker brand online

Woodworkers kick-start speaker brand online

Michael Thompson November 16, 2014 1

Local woodworkers are launching a spin-off company that manufactures speakers encased in reclaimed wood, and they're hoping for about $8,000 of help from online donors. And theirs isn't the only product to seek funds

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Violin aficionado opens Manchester shop

Violin aficionado opens Manchester shop

Michael Thompson November 12, 2014 0

A local luthier has chosen Manchester as home to his fist solo act, a violin repair and restoration shop.

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Duo carries downtown tunes to the West End

Duo carries downtown tunes to the West End

Michael Thompson November 5, 2014 0

A music retail veteran and a former Marine plan to tune into the Richmond music scene with a new venue in Henrico.

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Startups stand out at annual business event

Startups stand out at annual business event

Michael Thompson October 30, 2014 2

A crop of growing Richmond companies were in the spotlight in Jackson Ward last night at an annual event hosted by business group Venture Forum RVA.

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Father-son startup pairs pretzels with beer

Father-son startup pairs pretzels with beer

Michael Thompson October 10, 2014 0

A VCU professor and his 14-year-old son have jumped into the local beer scene in their own way with a recipe for homemade hot pretzels they sell at breweries and festivals.

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