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Start Peninsula Changes Event Format to Multiple Smaller Competitions

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           Media Contact: Laura Messer June 23, 2020                                                 757-253-6607; laura.messer@jamescitycountyva.gov   Start Peninsula Changes Event Format to Multiple Smaller Competitions   Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that it will return for its ninth annual year in 2020. Beginning next month, Start Peninsula will begin a series of three […]

Instant Teams Announces $1.5M Raise to Scale Remote Work Platform, Bring Thousands of Certified Remote Military Spouses into the Workforce

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2020 HONOLULU, HI, YORKTOWN, VA, & BALTIMORE, MD — Instant Teams, a remote workforce supplier and management platform, announced today a $1.5M round of financing led by Squadra Ventures. The investment will be used to fund the continued expansion of the Instant Teams supplied remote team members in corporate customer […]

Entrepreneurs get boost at annual Peninsula startup event

From INSIDE BUSINESS by TARA BOZICK Neil Hailey with French Slide gets his prize packet from Start Peninsula emcee Chris Davidson as another winner, John Coggins with Atlas Quick-Clip, looks on at Hampton University Nov. 3. The eighth annual Start Peninsula contest during the first weekend of November attracted some of the strongest pitches for […]

Winners Announced for Start Peninsula

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             Media Contact: Dan Girouard Nov. 4, 2019                                                    757-727-6237; dgirouard@hampton.gov   Winners Announced for Start Peninsula   Following another unforgettable weekend of entrepreneurship, networking and strategizing, Start Peninsula is pleased to announce its three winners for 2019: Atlas Quick-Clip – An attachment for the magazine of a firearm that relieves the spring tension […]


Success Builder Sessions are available at three locations on the Peninsula to help businesses learn the secrets of how to create and deliver presentations crucial to business development. These sessions are perfect for any entrepreneur at any stage of their business. A successful presentation is often a critical moment for any business and a great […]

The hardest part about starting a business is…

Notice the title says “starting” a business, not running a business. The hardest part about starting a business is, naming your business. There are many different things to consider when coming up with an name and once you decide on something, you’re married to your name. It’s much easier to get it right the first […]

Start Peninsula Winners Announced

Three teams of entrepreneurs in the Hampton Roads area are now steps closer to launching their businesses. Dozens of teams presented a 90 second pitch on Friday night and 10 were selected over the weekend to deliver a 5 minute pitch on Sunday evening. Three teams were then crowned as the 2016 Start Peninsula winners […]