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Mar 26

757 Launch Introduces New Entrepreneurial Programs in Hampton Roads

Posted on March 26, 2018 at 8:28 AM by Communications Department

757 launchOn Friday, March 30th, three new programs supporting entrepreneurs and startups will be announced at 757 Launch. 757 Launch will introduce StartWheel, 757 Accelerate and 757 Seed, three programs that will integrate with and complement existing entrepreneurial resources across the region. Senator Mark Warner is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for the event, which will be held at the Selden Market in Norfolk.

StartWheel.org is a website designed to connect entrepreneurs with resources in the community. 757 Accelerate, a regional accelerator program which will assist new business startups, and 757 Seed, an early-stage seed fund, are new initiatives that will provide startup founders with the mentors, investors and resources needed to grow their companies. Newport News, along with a number of other Hampton Roads localities, businesses and universities came together as part of a broad and collaborative effort to establish and support the 757 Accelerate and 757 Seed initiatives.

757 Launch will be held on Friday, March 30th from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Selden Market in Norfolk (208 E Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510). There is no cost to attend and additional information about the event can be found at http://startwheel.org/757launch/.