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Invest in Kanawha Valley’s next business star on Sept. 17

ThriveLogo“Thrive”
Wednesday, Sept. 17
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Appalachian Power Park
601 Morris Street

Don’t miss the area’s premier crowdfunding event on Sept. 17.

At “Thrive,” startups have a chance to receive an infusion of cash capital through fresh and innovative means.

Last month, a blind panel selected eight Kanawha Valley-based entrepreneurs, with five or fewer employees, out of a pool of applicants.

These entrepreneurs each worked with Robinson Creative to produce pitch videos to promote their business and need for crowd funds.

You can view the pitch videos HERE.

On Sept. 17, an event will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. To attend and participate in the event, community members will pay $20 a ticket. In return, they will get to partake in beverages and food, but more importantly, they get to vote for the entrepreneur that they want to support.

The businesses vying for crowdfunding include:

  • Smart Shared Services LLC
  • Hoopalytics, Inc
  • Wanda Petunia LLC
  • The Initialed Life LLC
  • PetRecon, LLC
  • Crayon Lacing
  • Uncork & Create
  • Wild On Fitness, LLC

At the end of the night, the entrepreneur with the most votes will receive $20 times the number of attendees as cash capital to invest in their business.

The entrepreneurs will attend the event on Sept. 17 where they will be available to answer questions to community attendees.

Click HERE to register for the event.

Online registration is $21.50 per person. From the fee, $20 will directly support the entrepreneur. The extra $1.50 covers online processing fees.

Tickets will also be sold at the door for $20. Cash is preferable.

“Thrive” is a program of the Charleston Area Alliance and part of its Vision 2030 initiative.

Project partners include Generation Charleston, the Alliance’s young professionals group, Blue Creek Gas Company, Terrell Ellis & Associates, WV Jobs Investment Trust Board, BB&T and Industrial Bolting.

The Sept. 17 event will be a featured attraction in the “Work ” element of Generation Charleston’s Urban Living Event.

For any questions on Thrive, contact Cullen Naumoff at CNaumoff@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org or by phone at 304-340-4253.

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2014 ‘Thrive’ Videos Released

“Thrive” is a crowdfunding initiative to generate capital for Kanawha Valley-based  businesses with 30 employees or fewer. The event will occur on Sept. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. A blind panel has selected eight entrepreneurs to be featured as part “Thrive.” In partnership with Robinson Creative, these entrepreneurs produced pitch videos to promote their business and need for crowd funds.

Watch the videos below and cast your vote for the winner on Sept. 17. For full event info and to register to attend, click HERE.

 

 

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Don’t miss the next Business After Hours on Sept. 11

FergusonBiggerFerguson Enterprises
Business After Hours

Thursday, Sept. 11
5-7 p.m.
Ferguson Enterprises
160 Spring St.

Register now and take advantage of early bird registration rates for the next Business After Hours.

Ferguson Enterprises will be hosting the event in its colorful showroom. Relax with friends and enjoy food, beverages and live music.

The event is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11. at 160 Spring St. The early bird rate is $15 for Alliance members and $25 for future members.

Register here

Online advance registration ends at 5 p.m. on Sept. 10. Prices at the door are $25 for Alliance members and $35 for future members.

Business After Hours offer fantastic opportunities to meet the region’s leaders in a relaxed setting, all while enjoying food, drinks and entertainment.

The Alliance will be able to invoice only for groups of 10 or more.

The Alliance cannot issue cancellation refunds within 48 hours of the event. Thank you!

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