Here’s a pop quiz for you. What metropolitan area has the honors of starting the first hospital, chartering the first university, and creating the first canned beer in America? Here’s a hint: It’s the same region that saw the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams basketball team make an improbable run in the 2011 NCAA men’s basketball […]
By Taylor Beck Hey, you. Want $10,000 cash and free office space in Greater Richmond for half a year? Are you a Richmond-based entrepreneur with a creative startup idea, high on imagination but low on funds? Well then, the i.e.* Startup Competition may be right for you. The i.e.* (short for “ideas evolving”) initiative […]
By Stephen Robertson In the spring of 2012, Patrick Murtaugh and Eric McKay, founders of Richmond’s own Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, struck out on the James River with Jamie Brunkow and Ryan Corrigan of the James River Association (JRA). They toured the JRA’s James River Ecology School and Presquile Island National Wildlife Refuge, just […]
By Chris Gatewood It is easier than ever to make and sell things. You can bang out a prototype of your widget with a 3D printer, by hand, or in a hackerspace that gives you access to its gear. You can connect with a manufacturer in the U.S. via Maker’s Row or offshore through […]
From his office in Shockoe Bottom, Edwin Huertas is building a growing base of clients that operate throughout Latin America. About one in five people south of the U.S. border own a smartphone (compared to one in two here), and as is the case in the U.S., iPhones and Androids have become the dominant handsets and continue to gain market share. That’s a nice place to play if you’re Huertas, an Ecuador native whose three-year-old company, Shockoe.com, happens to build applications for iPhones and Android devices.
I wanted to build interfaces for the iPhone as soon as I’d tapped the glass on the original model. I wasn’t alone. Plenty of other interface designers saw the future in multitouch and started mocking up apps. I’d recently signed up for Tumblr and wanted to post from my iPhone so my first iOS design was meticulous views of what that app might look like. Unfortunately, Apple wasn’t allowing third party development on iPhone OS at that time so my interface was relegated to nothing more than a mobile design exercise.
In today’s corporate jungle, it’s all about survival of the most innovative. Miles Finch Innovation, a Midlothian firm with meeting space in Manchester’s Corrugated Box Building, skillfully guides corporations toward a more innovative approach to business solutions.
Hold on tight. The way we give is about to change. There is a new plan. Inside a ground-level office in Richmond, easily accessible to the public, Marti Beller thrusts her cell phone forward. On the screen is a photo of Beller at graduation. With big hair and a big smile, you have to look hard to see the resemblance.