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Lets create 100 startups, attract $75m in VC and drive 1500 new jobs into Roanoke-Blacksburg

with Roanoke Blacksburg Innovation Network
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The Roanoke Blacksburg Innovation Network (RBIN) was formed to help support and create 100 new startups, attract $50-75m in venture capital, create 1500 new jobs, and to build a robust mentor network over the next 3 years. 

Your donation will help the RBIN do this through a variety of ways, but most importantly through:

1. Hire a director who will focus on executing the initiatives below and who will serve as the "voice" and "connector" of our region in an effort to connect mentors, venture capital (goal is $75MM over 3 years), and resources to startups and growing companies. Additionally this director will help retain and attract key talent to the area. 

2. Establish an "Ambassador/Mentor" board online that'll showcase all local mentors, their expertise, and availability so entrepreneurs and growing companies can find appropriate mentorship. 

3. Work with local partners to secure space needs that facilitate innovation without a monthly per desk cost or other barriers to entry.

If you're a local entrepreneur, investor, mentor, business, or big thinker, who cares about this region growing into the #1 innovation hub in the country, you should donate. 



We'll throw in a little extra too if you donate today:

Prizes and Rewards:
$10 Invitation to entrepreneurship event in January
$25 Everything in $10 level, plus RBIN sticker
$100 Everything in $25 level, plus 30 seconds on stage for exposure at the event*
$500 Everything in $25 level, plus 60 seconds on stage for exposure at the event*
$5000 Everything in $25 level, plus 3 minutes on stage to get exposure at the event and your logo featured on the RBIN website as a key supporter of growing our innovation ecosystem

*if stages scare you, we're looking forward to publicly thanking you and/or your organization from stage for your support in building a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. 


Money collected from this campaign will go to support startups and growing businesses in the region. This will include a mentor dashboard online to easily connect with ambassadors and other tools/programs to lower the barrier of entry when it comes to creating a startup in Roanoke-Blacksburg. Additionally a Director will be hired to help connect Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors to prospective startups while also building out and connecting the mentor network.

Learn more at the RBIN website here.

Together, we'll create 100 startups, attract $75m in VC and drive 1500 new jobs into Roanoke-Blacksburg by focusing on these four pillars: 

1. Build a continuum of innovation talent at all levels to support the development and growth of high impact sectors. 

2. Create a robust entrepreneurial and early-stage growth ecosystem by connecting capital and services in ways that accelerate commercialization and business development. 

3. Enable vibrant education-industry partnerships by strengthening partnerships among the region's higher eduction institutions and effectively connecting those institutions to the region's industry and economic development efforts. 

4. Raise awareness of the region's innovation assets and opportunities (within and outside the region) and strengthen the organizational infrastructure that support outreach efforts. 

Thanks to Shawn and King Crow Media for the incredible video production: kingcrowmedia.com

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The campaign was a success. A big thanks to all our contributors.
$100,650.00
2 new contributions
David Poteet
David
Poteet
Linda Sorrento
Linda
Sorrento
$100,375.00
Fantastic that we've reached our $100,000 goal 2 days before the end of the campaign!

These funds are going to go directly towards helping Roanoke-Blacksburg become the #1 innovation hot spot in the country. 

Many folks have asked if they can keep donating now that we've reached our goal: you sure can (for the next two days). 

Share the news that the campaign has tilted with your friends via social outlets and email and lets see if we can hit $105k by the end of the day wednesday!
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Fantastic that we've reached our $100,000 goal 2 days before the end of the campaign!

These funds are going to go directly towards helping Roanoke-Blacksburg become the #1 innovation hot spot in the country. 

Many folks have asked if they can keep donating now that we've reached our goal: you sure can (for the next two days). 

Share the news that the campaign has tilted with your friends via social outlets and email and lets see if we can hit $105k by the end of the day wednesday!
8 new contributions
Nathan Latka
Nathan
Latka
Neal Feierabend
Neal
Feierabend
Brian Mathews
Brian
Mathews
Matt Williams
Matt
Williams
Ed Lawhorn
Ed
Lawhorn
Brian Marshall
Brian
Marshall
Cynthia Baute
Cynthia
Baute
Michael Branch
Michael
Branch
$100,000.00
William E Amos
The campaign has tilted!
William just made this thing happen. Awesome.
$95,853.00
Samantha, Ray, and Virginia, thanks for contributing! We're now just $4,200 away from our goal. Who is going to tilt the campaign?!
3 new contributions
Samantha Steidle
Samantha
Steidle
Ray Alcorn
Ray
Alcorn
Virginia Duggins
Virginia
Duggins
$95,153.00
Amazing progress just 4 days before the end of the campaign! We're 95% of the way there with $95,153 raised. 

Please message your friends, post on your social networks, and lets raise this $5k together.

Donate now and you might be the person that tips the campaigns and helps put Roanoke-Blacksburg at the top of the nation when it comes to innovation and growth. 
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Amazing progress just 4 days before the end of the campaign! We're 95% of the way there with $95,153 raised. 

Please message your friends, post on your social networks, and lets raise this $5k together.

Donate now and you might be the person that tips the campaigns and helps put Roanoke-Blacksburg at the top of the nation when it comes to innovation and growth. 
4 new contributions
MontgomeryVA Economic Development
MontgomeryVA
Economic Development
Stephen Skripak
Stephen
Skripak
Peter Sforza
Peter
Sforza
Iccha Sethi
Iccha
Sethi
Fantastic progress... Thanks to everyone participating. This is truly a community effort!!
4 new contributions
Gentry Locke
Gentry
Locke
National Bank of Blacksburg
National
Bank of Blacksburg
Roanoke Gas
Roanoke
Gas
VPT Power
VPT
Power
$78,993.00
8 new contributions
FireFli media
FireFli
media
NewCity Media
NewCity
Media
Jake McGillis
Jake
McGillis
Marek Zareba
Marek
Zareba
Viktor Orekhov
Viktor
Orekhov
Third Security
Third
Security
Mike Abbott
Mike
Abbott
Christopher Wirz
Christopher
Wirz
$33,768.00

Campaign Description:

The Roanoke Blacksburg Innovation Network (RBIN) was formed to help support and create 100 new startups, attract $50-75m in venture capital, create 1500 new jobs, and to build a robust mentor network over the next 3 years. 

Your donation will help the RBIN do this through a variety of ways, but most importantly through:

1. Hire a director who will focus on executing the initiatives below and who will serve as the "voice" and "connector" of our region in an effort to connect mentors, venture capital (goal is $75MM over 3 years), and resources to startups and growing companies. Additionally this director will help retain and attract key talent to the area. 

2. Establish an "Ambassador/Mentor" board online that'll showcase all local mentors, their expertise, and availability so entrepreneurs and growing companies can find appropriate mentorship. 

3. Work with local partners to secure space needs that facilitate innovation without a monthly per desk cost or other barriers to entry.

If you're a local entrepreneur, investor, mentor, business, or big thinker, who cares about this region growing into the #1 innovation hub in the country, you should donate. 



We'll throw in a little extra too if you donate today:

Prizes and Rewards:
$10 Invitation to entrepreneurship event in January
$25 Everything in $10 level, plus RBIN sticker
$100 Everything in $25 level, plus 30 seconds on stage for exposure at the event*
$500 Everything in $25 level, plus 60 seconds on stage for exposure at the event*
$5000 Everything in $25 level, plus 3 minutes on stage to get exposure at the event and your logo featured on the RBIN website as a key supporter of growing our innovation ecosystem

*if stages scare you, we're looking forward to publicly thanking you and/or your organization from stage for your support in building a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. 


Money collected from this campaign will go to support startups and growing businesses in the region. This will include a mentor dashboard online to easily connect with ambassadors and other tools/programs to lower the barrier of entry when it comes to creating a startup in Roanoke-Blacksburg. Additionally a Director will be hired to help connect Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors to prospective startups while also building out and connecting the mentor network.

Learn more at the RBIN website here.

Together, we'll create 100 startups, attract $75m in VC and drive 1500 new jobs into Roanoke-Blacksburg by focusing on these four pillars: 

1. Build a continuum of innovation talent at all levels to support the development and growth of high impact sectors. 

2. Create a robust entrepreneurial and early-stage growth ecosystem by connecting capital and services in ways that accelerate commercialization and business development. 

3. Enable vibrant education-industry partnerships by strengthening partnerships among the region's higher eduction institutions and effectively connecting those institutions to the region's industry and economic development efforts. 

4. Raise awareness of the region's innovation assets and opportunities (within and outside the region) and strengthen the organizational infrastructure that support outreach efforts. 

Thanks to Shawn and King Crow Media for the incredible video production: kingcrowmedia.com

 
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