Seven diverse startups to present solutions to pressing problems

WHEN: Thursday, November 3, 5-7 p.m.

WHERE: Granby Theater 421 Granby St. Norfolk, VA 23510

WHO: 757 Accelerate, in partnership with Cox Business

WHAT: Seven diverse startups will share their solutions to supply chain management, healthcare/mental health, financial inequity, and workforce development challenges at a Community Pitch Event. As members of 757 Accelerate’s Cohort #5, the startups have completed a 12-week intensive program with hands-on mentoring and $20k in funding to help these promising entrepreneurs grow their early-stage businesses and raise capital. The advancement of start-ups across Hampton Roads and Virginia has resulted in $14M in economic impact.

Sponsored by Cox Business, the event is free to the public. Tickets are available by clicking here. The audience will have a chance to vote for a People’s Choice award, with the winner receiving $5,000 thanks to Cox Business.


About 757 Accelerate

757 Accelerate is a selective, mentor-driven startup program that provides promising founders $20,000 in capital without taking equity, connections to customized mentors, investors, and resources, as well as real customers to help validate their product and test their business model. Launched in 2018, 757 Accelerate is a nonprofit accelerator based in Norfolk, Virginia, that aims to close the gaps in the Hampton Roads entrepreneurial ecosystem one startup at a time. With 27 companies in its portfolio, 757 Accelerate companies have raised over $48M in private capital, created over 240 high-paying jobs, and generated over $23M in revenue. For more information, visit