RIoT Foundations Program

Stafford County is home to the RIoT Foundations Program and the Virginia RIoT Accelerator Program, also known as VA-RAP.

RIoT Foundations is for business owners, start-up founders, early stage companies, or prospective entrepreneurs who are exploring a new idea or product creation. This is a free, 6-week unique business coaching resource program and is a collection of weekly workshops and advising sessions that are specifically tailored to help your new business. This program also helps business owners reach critical milestones that prepare them to matriculate into the VA-RAP program as a next step in their development.

  • WHO: For small business owners, startup founders, or prospective entrepreneurs
  • WHAT: Weekly workshops and advising sessions specifically tailored to help you reach your next milestones.
  • WHEN: Program runs July 11th – August 8th. Time commitment is three, 90-min to 120-min workshops (dates/times below), and three, 30 min advising sessions (to be scheduled once your registration is accepted), over the course of six weeks.
  • WHERE: Virginia Smart Community Testbed in Stafford

July 11th, 5:30-7:30pm
July 25th, 5:30-7:30pm
August 8th, 5:30-7:30pm

RIoT Foundations is currently accepting applications until June 24th at 5:00pm. The first class starts on July 11th.

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