Innovate in RVA Lunch Series

Join Activation Capital each month to celebrate and learn about innovative companies and opportunities in Richmond. The new Innovate in RVA event will showcase a local startup, feature a resource available to start or grow your business, and provide an interactive workshop– and lunch from a local restaurant is included all for free!

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Creating the Future in Richmond

Join us on the last Wednesday of each month for the Innovate in RVA lunch series, where we will cultivate curiosity and provide educational programming for entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters of advanced technology and life sciences. 

Each month, you’ll hear a pitch from a local startup, you’ll learn about a resource that will accelerate your journey, and you’ll participate a workshop providing tactical tips and information related to the month’s theme.

Join us and innovate in RVA.

Monthly Lunch Series

Web3: Crypto, Blockchain and NFTs

Date: Wednesday, May 25th | 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Decentralized finance, distributed autonomous organizations (DAOs), and non-fungible tokens represent that next stage of web development– Web3. Learn how Web3 provides an open sea of opportunities for innovators in Richmond, network with peers, and learn about the resources available to accelerate your next business venture.

Mobility Innovations

Date: Wednesday, June 29th | 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Logistics, diverse supply chains, autonomous aerial vehicles, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (VTOL), and micro-mobility present an opportunity to dramatically impact the lives of millions. Discover how Richmond’s strategic location position its innovators to lead the way in transforming the way goods and people move.

The Future of Food

Date: Wednesday, July 27th | 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Urban and vertical farming, plant-based synthetic meat, and food upcycling are revolutionizing the way people think about their relationship with food. Hear from entrepreneurs whose goals include making millions healthier while preventing the adverse effects of climate change.

Past Events

Innovating to Save Lives: April 27, 2022

Celebrate Organ Donation Awareness month and learn about an amazing startup working on bringing life saving tech to market, hear from the United Network for Organ Sharing about the work they are doing, and learn how you can license IP from a university.

an informational image for the Virginia region 4 regional entrepreneurship strategy briefing
REI Stakeholder Meeting 3: April 6, 2022

Learn more about the regional entrepreneurship strategy in Region 4 in effort to produce an inclusive, comprehensive, and sustainable approach to leverage entrepreneurship as a mode of economic development.

Scaling Your Life Science Company: March 30, 2022 | 11 AM - 12:15 PM

Hear from a current CEO on scaling through private capital and grants, learn about resources available through the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation and from the Small Business Development Center on their ICAP Mentor Program for life science founders.  All of these speakers will give you tips and tools to help you grow your life science company.