Upcoming Events

Pitch Perfect Events for Start PeninsulaPitch Perfect Flyer Opens in new window

Are you planning to pitch your business idea at Start Peninsula? If so, then you won’t want to miss these Pitch Perfect Training Sessions leading up to the big event!

You will learn:

  • How to pare down your pitch to the 90 seconds allowed during the first round of Start Peninsula
  • How to perfect your pitch to include the necessary elements within the allowed time frame
  • How to deliver and articulate your pitch with ease

All Pitch Perfect Events are from 6-8 p.m.

Dates & Locations

  • Oct. 25, Dress rehearsal event at the Start Peninsula location, Applied Research Center, 12050 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606

Information

Pitch Perfect Workshops are free to those pitching an idea at Start Peninsula or $10 for each workshop. A promotion/discount code will be given to those that attend Pitch Perfect and Pitch at Start Peninsula. Contact tim@arcphor.com for more information.

Register below

ChefsGO 1.0 Student Opens in new windowChefsGO 1.0 Orientation

ChefsGO 1.0, a culinary kickstart program that provides 11 weeks of classroom and hands-on kitchen training, taught by local professional chefs in partnership with Thomas Nelson Community College is now accepting applications. Labs and lectures are interactive and intensive, equipping students with foundational culinary techniques and knowledge. Following the classroom learning, students take part in a 15-week full-time paid mentorship with one of the participating chef instructors. This is a unique opportunity for individuals interested in stepping into the restaurant, commercial and non-commercial food service industries. Applicants must attend a mandatory information session about the program.

Date

Monday, Oct. 22 from 3:30-5 p.m. or 6:30-8 p.m.

Venue

TNCC Workforce Center, 4135 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Program Information

https://tncc.edu/programs/chefsgo-10-workforce-credential

Technical Requirements

https://tncc.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/u151/ChefsGO%20Technical%20Requirements.pdf

Application

https://tncc.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/u151/Application.pdf

Questions

Phoebe Williams at 757-345-2823 or by email at williamspho@tncc.edu

MeetingSCORE Workshop: How to Start & Manage a Non-Profit Organization

Do you need to know... What does it cost to start a non-profit? You’re on the board. Now what? Is your non-profit properly registered with the county, state and federal government? Is your non-profit really a non-profit? Can your benefactors deduct their dues and gifts to my organization? Here’s your chance to get some answers.

Date

Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.

Venue

Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Street, Room B, Williamsburg, VA, 23185

Register

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efpl5f6fc479c86c&oseq=&c=&ch=

Information

https://williamsburg.score.org/event/score-workshop-how-start-manage-non-profit-organization-2

SCORE WorksComputerhop: What do you need to know? Social Media (DIY & Paid Advertising)

Williamsburg SCORE will provide the ins and outs of Social Media. Two speakers will thoroughly cover Do It Yourself social media, paid on-line advertising and dip into what works, what you have to do and what won't work. This three-hour workshop is provided to the public - share with anyone who wants to improve their business marketing, learn more about social media or simple is curious how things have changed.


Date

Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Venue

Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance, 421 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185

Information

https://www.facebook.com/events/2134443193482350/ or call 757-229-6511

Jason Calacanis at Start Peninsula


Calacanis

Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that Jason Calacanis will be the keynote speaker for the event. Calacanis is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, podcaster and writer. He released a best-selling book Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups: Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000 in July 2017. Calacanis has invested in 150 early-stage startups including six that have already achieved billion-dollar valuations. His investments include Uber and Thumbtack.

Calacanis will be at Start Peninsula on Friday, Nov. 2, attendees and participants will hear from him about his experiences in Silicon Valley, as an angel investor and entrepreneur. Calacanis owns several entrepreneurial-centric ventures including a podcast called “This Week in Startups” and LAUNCH incubator. To purchase tickets to hear Calacanis speak, look for updates on the Start Peninsula website. Limited seating will be available for this exclusive event.

Date


Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

Venue


Applied Research Center, 12050 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23602
Across from Jefferson Lab and adjacent to Tech Center


Information


http://www.startpeninsula.com/

Sponsors


Start Peninsula 2018 is hosted by the City of Newport News, in partnership with the Cities of Hampton, Williamsburg and Poquoson, and the Counties of James City & York.

Start PeninsulaStart Peninsula 2018

Start Peninsula is a weekend-long event to stimulate entrepreneurial growth in the local community by connecting early stage businesses to validation, opportunities and resources. Start Peninsula combines a pitch competition with business education and a celebration of our local entrepreneurial ecosystem. Dozens of entrepreneurs connect with business leaders and mentors during this exciting event that showcases early stage businesses.

Date

Nov. 2-4, 2018


Venue

Applied Research Center, 12050 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23602

Across from Jefferson Lab and adjacent to Tech Center

Apply to Pitch

http://www.startpeninsula.com/pitch-application/

Apply to Mentor

http://www.startpeninsula.com/mentor-participation-application/

Information

http://www.startpeninsula.com/

Sponsors

Start Peninsula 2018 is hosted by the City of Newport News, in partnership with the Cities of Hampton, Williamsburg and Poquoson, and the Counties of James City & York.

ChefsGO 1.0 StudentChefsGO 1.0 Orientation

ChefsGO 1.0, a culinary kickstart program that provides 11 weeks of classroom and hands-on kitchen training, taught by local professional chefs in partnership with Thomas Nelson Community College is now accepting applications. Labs and lectures are interactive and intensive, equipping students with foundational culinary techniques and knowledge. Following the classroom learning, students take part in a 15-week full-time paid mentorship with one of the participating chef instructors. This is a unique opportunity for individuals interested in stepping into the restaurant, commercial and non-commercial food service industries. Applicants must attend a mandatory information session about the program.

Date

Monday, Nov. 5 from 3:30-5 p.m. or 6:30-8 p.m.

Venue

TNCC Workforce Center, 4135 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Program Information

https://tncc.edu/programs/chefsgo-10-workforce-credential

Technical Requirements

https://tncc.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/u151/ChefsGO%20Technical%20Requirements.pdf

Application

https://tncc.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/u151/Application.pdf

Questions

Phoebe Williams at 757-345-2823 or by email at williamspho@tncc.edu

Don't forget to check out Launchpadevents at Launchpad.

  • Workshops

  • Coworking

  • Networking Opportunities

Information

https://www.gwlaunchpad.com/events/