VCU Innovation Gateway hosts special ‘TechTober’ One Million Cups event
Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
Virginia Commonwealth University Innovation Gateway hosts a special tech-centric One Million Cups Richmond program to coincide with the Virginia TechTober Initiative, a statewide celebration of Virginia’s high-tech sector.
The event takes place Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 9 to 11 a.m. at The Depot, 814 W. Broad St.
One Million Cups — established by the Kauffman Foundation to help cultivate startup communities — is a weekly meeting that takes place each Wednesday at 9 a.m. across the country. Richmond’s event, run by RVAWorks, is held at The Depot each week.
Typically, two local entrepreneurs present their ideas at the various locations to a group of businesspeople, mentors and advisers. The group then provides immediate feedback and insight. This week’s meeting will feature five startup companies that all have a technology angle:
· Kickup, an on-demand support system for educational networks, transforming the way teachers seek, get and give help.
· Maxx Potential, a unique apprenticeship program, which selectively identifies candidates and then provides coaching and on-the-job training in technical areas in which there is an unmet demand.
· Mobelux, a designer/developer collective dedicated to making great mobile software.
· Shockoe.com, a cross-platform mobile app development company specializing in native and mobile web apps, including integrating existing legacy systems with mobile technology.
· Tenant Turner, a website that provides the fastest way for rental property owners and managers to find quality tenants.