RVA Works is a public-nonprofit partnership of the EDA, committed to job creation and diverse economic growth through new business formation. We are creating the leading organization to support Ventures for the Greater Good, providing incubator spaces to work within, filling program and capital gaps in our startup community, enabling startups to navigate the range of other service providers in the region, fostering stakeholder engagement, and reporting on shared strategy for the ecosystem.
November 2015 - We hosted an event with Capital One's Future Edge program team, and Hands On Greater Richmond. Together we discussed working to support broader economic opportunity and poverty alleviation in our under-resourced communities. This work to support diverse economic growth and job creation sits at the heart of the EDA and is only made possible through strong collaboration with the private sector. Inclusion is a part of the solution; as are scaleable technologies. We're seeing substantive opportunities to establish Richmond as a Top 10 Startup City. "Empower. Greater Good." encapsulates our commitment to market-based entrepreneurial opportunities which achieve societal benefit and commercial returns. Some of the ideas which surfaced from the discussion, included: a shared back office service center, joint procurement program, and an expansion of capital access.
RVA Works Presentation Hands On - Capital One Nov2015.pdf
RVA Works Handout Hands On - Capital One Nov2015.pdf