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Be an ENTREPRENEUR in STAFFORD, VA

The Stafford Regional Entrepreneurial community is about growing, connecting and thriving in the most popular up and coming business community in Virginia. Our Entrepreneurial Ecosystem is designed to engage business leaders, seek out opportunities for new investments, foster talent development, and most importantly support the Stafford regional business community. 

THE VISION

Stafford is focused on developing entrepreneurs with a special interest in Business Connection and Networking, the Technology Security and Innovation industry, Diversity and Inclusion education, and the involvement of Community supported Entrepreneurial Programs.  
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CONNECTION SERIES

The Connection Series is designed to connect Stafford businesses with regional, state and national opportunities that foster growth and development. This is a networking series to connect business entrepreneurs.  

TECHNOLOGY SERIES

The Technology Series is designed to educate, highlight and grow Stafford businesses who have interest in technology advancements, cyber security, and smart infrastructure. These programs are for businesses in all industries.

DIVERSITY SERIES

The Diversity Series is designed to inspire dialogue, community engagement and education on diversity and inclusion for Stafford business owners and entrepreneurs. The series also provides special interest business programs to targeted entrepreneurs such as women, minorities, and veterans.

COMMUNITY SERIES

The Community Series is about sharing entrepreneurial development and connection programs across the region. The Stafford business community is rich with entrepreneurial opportunities that can be shared and found through here. 

These Entrepreneurial development, education and connection opportunities are made possible through strategic partnerships and the support of the Economic Development Authority (EDA). Learn more about the EDA.

FIND ENTREPRENEURIAL SERIES, EVENTS AND PROGRAMS: 

Lunch & Learn: Predictive Maintenance Techniques for Non-Data Scientists
September 29, 2021 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
VIRTUAL EVENT

A growing perception among engineers is that predictive maintenance is an exclusive domain of artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) experts.

Join Ubidots to learn how to use a problem-first approach to solve common maintenance challenges (both preventive and predictive), without having to turn into a data scientist in the process.

Business Appreciation Reception
October 20, 2021 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Holiday Inn & Conference Center 

 

This year’s theme is Honoring Local Business Heroes to celebrate our communities resilience and courage overcoming the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Stafford County is proud of our robust business community and its entrepreneurial spirit. This annual event honors Stafford Businesses and you, the people that make them thrive. We will recognize and award a few local Business Heroes among us and encourage us all to join, celebrate, and recognize the work you all do. Award nominations are welcomed. Brought to you by: Stafford County EDA 

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for this event. Please contact Linzy Browne by email at [email protected]

Veterans Business Bootcamp 2.0 – Growth & Expansion
October 26, 2021 from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
UMW Stafford Campus 

 

The Stafford County EDA is proud to announce the Veterans Business Bootcamp will be back this Fall! In partnership with the UMW Small Business Development Center, this Bootcamp 2.0 will cover deeper details and insights into business development including the business mindset, human resources, and government contracting. 

 

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for this event. If you are a local business looking to support Veteran Entrepreneurs, please contact Linzy Browne by email at [email protected].

Beer & Business
November 10, 2021 from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Adventure Brewing Stafford

 

The Stafford Beer & Business Series is a quarterly outing provided by the Stafford County Economic Development Authority. These events are designed to connect local professionals across all markets. In addition to networking, each Beer & Business outing will have a brief insightful, “Raw Truth” of an industry specific discussion, led by a local expert. Beer & Business is admissions free, and includes a beverage. Registration is REQUIRED.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for this event. Please contact Linzy Browne by email at [email protected].