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In the Spotlight

1 Million Cups Anniversary

On April 27, the Virginia Beach chapter of 1 Million Cups will celebrate its 1st Anniversary! 1 Million Cups ( ) is a global initiative of the Kauffman Foundation ( to support, educate and promote local entrepreneurs. There are 70+ regional chapters globally. The Virginia Beach chapter (known locally as “Shark Tank….Without the Bite”) was launched in 2015 by the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development and the local entrepreneur community. During the year, more than 1400 entrepreneurs and small business owners have attended the meetings, held every Wednesday at 9:00 AM at Stratford University Virginia Beach Campus. Over 70 Entrepreneurs have presented. For more information, contact Ray White, Business Development Manager, Virginia Beach Economic Development at (757) 385-6464.

Latest News

Virginia Beach’s YesOceana Wins 2016 CEDA Award

March 31, 2016

YesOceana, Virginia Beach Economic Development’s innovative program to protect and preserve Naval Air Station Oceana, is co-winner in its category for the 2016 Community Economic Development Awards (CEDA). The award was presented on Friday at the Virginia Economic Developers Association spring confe... Read More