Entries by Start Peninsula

Venture Capitalist and Angel Investor Warren Haber Jr. Announced as Keynote Speaker for Start Peninsula

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sep. 27, 2019 Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that Warren Haber Jr. will be the opening keynote speaker for Friday night’s event. Haber has been a venture capitalist and angel investor for over 20 years and he has specialized in software and internet ventures. Haber currently works for Exoventure (Exo).  Exo […]

Pitch Perfect Events Return in Preparation for Start Peninsula

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sep. 19, 2019 Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that Pitch Perfect events will return in preparation for the November event. Pitch Perfect events provide training on how to effectively pitch your idea in 90 seconds while including the necessary elements and delivering your pitch with confidence. Each Pitch Perfect event is […]

Start Peninsula Returns to City of Hampton for Annual Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sep. 4, 2019 Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that it will return for its eighth annual event in Hampton. Start Peninsula will be held Nov. 1-3, 2019 at the McGrew Towers Conference Center, 24 Indian Road, located on the Hampton University campus. Start Peninsula has been held annually in different Peninsula […]

757 Accelerate Now Accepting Applications for its 2019 Cohort

Beginning May 1st through June 21st, 757 Accelerate will be accepting applications for its second cohort of early-stage companies. 757 Accelerate is a selective startup accelerator program providing founders with capital, connections and customers. If accepted into 757 Accelerate, companies will receive $20,000 in startup capital and connections with customized mentors, investors, support services, working […]

Winners Announced for Start Peninsula

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 6, 2018 The pitch competition began on Friday, Nov. 2 with 30 pitches and a keynote by serial entrepreneur and author, Jason Calacanis. Following a 90-second pitch, 10 early stage businesses were selected to move on to Sunday’s final round.  On Sunday, 3 winners were selected after working on their […]

Pitch Perfect Events Return in Preparation for Start Peninsula

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 6, 2018 Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that Pitch Perfect events will return in preparation for the November event. Pitch Perfect events provide training on how to effectively pitch your idea in 90 seconds while including the necessary elements and delivering your pitch with confidence. Each Pitch Perfect event […]

Start Peninsula Returns to City of Newport News for Annual Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 16, 2018 Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that it will return for the seventh annual event in Newport News. Start Peninsula will be held Nov. 2-4, 2018 at the Applied Research Center, 12050 Jefferson Avenue, across from Jefferson Lab and adjacent to Tech Center. Start Peninsula has been held […]

Three startups get $22,500 at Williamsburg pitch competition

A job platform for military spouses, a college budgeting tool and a self-serve dog wash beat 18 other startups in a competition to collectively take away $22,500 in funds. Erica McMannes took the coveted first place prize of $10,000 for her military spouse job platform, MadSkills. But it took a whole weekend of pitches and […]

Start Peninsula weekend nurtures ideas to launch businesses

MadSkills, a business that connects employers with virtual military spouse talent, landed the first-place $10,000 prize at the sixth annual Start Peninsula business idea contest at the Stryker Center in Williamsburg Sunday night. Active-duty Army spouse Erica McMannes, 36, of York County, said she started MadSkills with partner Liza Rodewald just before moving to the […]