Pitch Virginia

Pitch Virginia is an opportunity to highlight the entrepreneurs and startup companies in the Commonwealth.

The contest features three categories:

The inaugural Pitch Virginia event, powered by Activation Capital, took place on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at the newly opened Shift Retail Lab, an initiative of the VCU da Vinci Center.

The day kicked off with a design thinking workshop in the morning, pitches from high growth, main street and student companies competing for $15,000 of prize money throughout the day, and concluded with the grand opening event of the Shift Retail Lab at VCU.

These events were an official activity of Global Entrepreneurship Week, an international movement to empower entrepreneurs and help make it possible for anyone, anywhere to start and scale.

We are honored to announce that the Richmond-Petersburg region is a winner of the national Build Back Better Regional Challenge and are thankful for the collaboration that made this transformative grant possible.

Learn more about the award and how it will spark transformational change.