Our Mission

At StartWheel, our mission is to centralize and mobilize efforts that foster the growth of entrepreneurism in our regional innovation economy. We aim to guide and cultivate an entrepreneurial network where talent, resources information and leadership come together.

Building an Innovation Economy

We are building an ecosystem here in HRVA focused on growing, guiding and connecting entrepreneurs in order to build a stronger and more innovative economy in our region.

Inclusivity & Interconnection

It’s time to collectively stand this up and speak with one resounding voice to help draw attention to and streamline these efforts to benefit the entire region: aspiring entrepreneurs, students, employees, and existing businesses alike.

The StartWheel Community

Our ecosystem is comprised of investors, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, mentors, universities/colleges, corporate partners, talent resources, media & marketing partners, culture & community partners and more.

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Board of Directors

Tim Ryan
Tim RyanExecutive Directory of Startwheel
Paul Hirshbiel
Paul HirshbielVice Chairman of The Memory Center
Monique Adams
Monique AdamsExecutive Director of 757 Angels
Christopher Shelton
Christopher SheltonCo-Owner, Cure Coffeehouse and Cureo Coffee Liqueur and Former Executive Director of Startwheel
Drew Ungvarsky
Drew UngvarskyFounder and CEO of Grow Interactive