2013 Entrepreneur Challenge
As the first regional business plan competition in Southwest Virginia, the 2013 My SWVA Opportunity Entrepreneur Challenge was a seven month competition encompassing the Coalfield region of Southwest Virginia to include 7 counties and 1 city. Sponsored by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the program provided over $30,000 in award funds to entrepreneurs in SWVA to start a new business or expand an existing business. The program graduated eleven regional entrepreneurs and consisted of structured business training, business plan development, networking events, mentoring program, and a community incentives program.
Southwest Virginia Entrepreneurial Opportunity Celebrated at Awards Dinner