The Virginia Velocity Tour is a project by Governor McAuliffe and Village Capital to spur entrepreneurship in the Commonwealth. From September 19-23, the tour bus will travel to five regions across Virginia, and it's stopping by Charlottesville on Friday, 9/23.
Make sure to stop by the fireside chat and public pitch competition at the Haven from 4:30 – 6:15 pm on Friday, September 23 (RSVP here). The event will kick off with a fireside chat conversation with Senator Mark Warner, followed by a pitch competition featuring six exciting food and agriculture entrepreneurs from across Virginia:
Agrospheres [2016 i.Lab Venture] is a biotech company dedicated to environmental remediation and precision agriculture
Bonomuse Biochem LLC is developing and scaling-up a novel enzymatic process for producing tagatose, a natural, rare, healthy sugar, at 20% of the cost of the standard industrial process.
Edible Edu produces the “Kitchen a la Cart”, a comprehensive, mobile cooking cart that school systems, hospitals, and wellness coaches use to get people excited about real food and education people about nutrition via real cooking.
Hungry Marketplace is a unique chef-driven food marketplace that seeks to deliver fresh-made meals to your door
Seasonal Roots is your Online Farmers Market delivering to homes and offices on a weekly basis.
Tellus Agronomics helps farmers improve their overall profitability by focusing on: a) reduced cost of production (nutrient management and maximum participation in cost sharing conservation grants; and, b) increased revenue streams through sales of nutrient credits associated with best management practices.