Short and sweet VT shout-out today. One of my favorite blogs to read on my morning commute into D.C.,
DC’s Streetwise (formerly known as In The Capital), ran a piece on Virginia Tech start-ups. I was just about to type “I can’t believe how entrepreneurship is truly alive, well, thriving, and BOOMING in the New River Valley,” but quite frankly: I can.
Just last month, I attended VFit by VirtualU’s DC Launch – amazing people, revolutionary product, and fantastic representation of a promising NRV start-up. If you’re a HESONWHEELS reader in the D.C. area, check out their location at Bodysmith Gym + Studio in D.C. You’ll be impressed. I guarantee it.
With the determined, passionate leaders and individuals I know throughout the community who are great “boots on the ground” champions of town and university entrepreneurial success alike, I’m happy it’s a place that I call home.
Check out some of my favorite Virginia Tech start-ups at their websites, linked via their logos within.
Click their links to head to their websites and learn more about them.
Koofers. Get dat.
Virtual-U. So proud of this team, especially my good friend Caroline Pugh.
David Henry & his teammates – exceptional Hokies.
Adam Earnest – wish we had met sooner, but still: very impressive.
The one and only Nathan Latka and his team have been doing big things for a long time.
Matt, Kayvon: you guys keep rocking it. Can’t wait to see how this develops more.
And, also important: a much-needed shout out to many of the groups who empower these start-ups to reach their goals:
The town of Blacksburg & Town Council, especially Vice-Mayor and friend, Krisha Chachra!
The Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
For their support and influence on the development of YouFolio and any other Hokie venture.