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Business Conference
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The Emerging Business Project is an initiative by the ENTR. Entrepreneur Advancement Program for the support and advancement of new and preexisting businesses. This initiative is sponsored by The HIVE | Virginia Beach Economic Development.

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We truly appreciate our partners, sponsors and supporters.



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Digital Assets

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Planning Guidance


Sales Materials


Press Features

How It Works

We're excited to announce The Emerging Business Project has launched for the City of Virginia Beach. Eligible candidates for this program must be current ENTR. Members and have an active business license in the City of Virginia Beach. If you qualify, please complete the online application in detail. Applications are reviewed periodically throughout the month. If your application is approved, you will be contacted with an overview of what support your business is approved for. 

Not a member? Not problem. Apply for your membership now

If Approved

If your application is approved, you will be contacted with an overview of what support your business is approved for. 

Power Support

We understand that small businesses struggle to fund and establish the foundation they need to propel their business forward. This is why approved support services can include a series of professional business development services that are paid by the program that include:

• Strategic Consultation Planning Sessions 
• A Custom Website Platform 
• Sales Material 
• Press Feature Opportunities


The HIVE’s objective is to accelerate, establish, and showcase innovation and startups by translating insights into actionable strategies, rethinking the customer experience, improving operational experience and efficiency as well as testing new business models through the use of technology.


The HIVE is the result of a successful collaboration among the City of Virginia Beach, academic institutions, other cities in the metropolitan area, Small Business Associations, and other entrepreneurial-related organizations in Virginia Beach and beyond.


The HIVE focuses on offering its community the opportunity to grow and scale early-stage businesses by acting as a knowledge hub, providing useful resources, and connecting like-minded individuals in the City and the region to help businesses flourish.


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