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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

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This Week's Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: MajorClarity helps students discover future careers with online platform

A Richmond-based startup that provides career and college exploration tools has grown to reach nearly a million students in 20 states.

Richmond's startup community news
Innovation advice

Ask SCORE: Steps to take to transition from corporate exec to business owner

QUESTION: I am soon to be a victim of corporate downsizing, having held a position of responsibility for more than 15 years. I am consideri…


Labor Law: New law provides legal protections to workers who are whistleblowers

A Virginia law that went into effect July 1 creates what has been described as “whistleblower” protections for employees working for any em…


Ask Doug & Polly: Using grid analysis can help with decision making

QUESTION: I own a business and I have a big decision to make. I could decide to do one of four things, but I can only pursue one of them. I…

Enterprising people

Getting to know: Rose M. Giles with the Virginia Higher Education Fund

Title: Founder and CEO of the Virginia Higher Education Fund, a nonprofit she created to benefit underserved students in Richmond and surro… Read more

Innovation in progress

Patent Focus: recent local patents awarded

• Capital One Services LLC received a patent for an aggregated service status reporter.

• Dominion Energy Inc. received a patent for systems and methods for stabilizer control.

• Altria Client Services LLC received a patent for compositions and methods for producing tobacco plants and products having reduced or eliminated suckers.

• Virginia Commonwealth University received a patent for Heteroatom-doped porous carbons for clean energy applications and methods for their synthesis. Read more

Previously in the spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Nessle pairs parents with experts by providing virtual perinatal services

As the coronavirus pandemic has increased the demand for virtual health care, a Richmond-based startup company is connecting new and expect…


Startup Spotlight: SecureHealth now offering on-site COVID-19 testing at businesses

A Richmond-area startup company is now contracting with businesses and other organizations to offer on-site employee testing for the corona…


Startup Spotlight: Outdoor Access partners with land conservancy to make properties available for recreation

A Richmond startup company has formed a partnership with the Capital Region Land Conservancy to make two of the region’s outdoor areas avai…