Stretching from the beautiful Virginia coastline to historic Williamsburg, Hampton Roads is one of of the
largest and fastest growing regions in the Commonwealth. Home to the largest naval base in the world
and over 80,000 active-duty military personnel, the region has recently distinguished itself with a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem that features national leaders in fields ranging from healthcare, life sciences, big data, marketing and consumer goods. A growing community of incubators, university thought leaders, mentors and investors have given rise to a new generation of startups.
The Hampton Roads region has come together to celebrate entrepreneurial momentum and to raise awareness of innovation in the region. Our tour stops traverse the region stopping in 4 cities culminating in a public pitch competition and reception. The pitch showcases pioneering health and biotech businesses from across the Commonwealth, and the reception provides a regional networking opportunity for the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem. This high energy tour will further catalyze the growth of the innovation economy.
A breakfast at Whole Foods, located in the new Virginia Tech Newport News research center, will kick off the tour day. This event is invite-only.
Site visit at ivWatch, which helps aid in the early detection of peripheral IV infiltration and extravasation events through continuous monitoring of the IV site.
This luncheon will convene local leaders for a discussion on how to create a scalable company in Hampton Roads. This event is invite-only.
Grow combines strategy, creative, and technology under one roof to help modern brands engage their audiences in new and unexpected ways.
Old Dominion University is growing entrepreneurs who will create jobs and strengthen Virginia's economy.
For over 30 years, LifeNet Health has been the world's most trusted provider of transplant solutions—a leader in the field of regenerative medicine.