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BrandVox™: Brand Character Profile™:

The secret to better business is creating an emotional connection with your customers. From social media to legal, ops to sales, and everything in between, BrandVox gives you the tools you need to create cohesive and alluring communication that truly connects with your customers.

What you’ll get:
Half day strategic planning meeting moderated by Andrea Goulet Ford
Brand personality consultation with up to three business stakeholders
35-page presentation with:
Visual representation of your brand’s personality
6 distinct personality types of your organization
Writing techniques mapped to each personality
Sample copy of using your brand’s voice in 8 key business areas.

The ideal tool to help you:
Stand out among your competition
Connect more authentically with your clients
Direct future design and web projects

Andrea Goulet Ford is an experienced writer and Content Strategist who is on a mission to save the world from corporate babble — one concise sentence at a time. Her firm, BrandVox™, help brands attract and retain loyal customers by bringing authenticity and personality to their brand voice. Andrea has worked with many Fortune 500 and government organizations, including Capital One, Verizon, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and nTelos. She’s the co-founder of RVA Content Strategy and a proud member of 804RVA.

GroundWork Design:Custom Application Planning Consulting

Take your startup weekend application idea to the next level.
GroundWork Design will consult to determine all necessary application functionality, create information architecture, wireframes, and functional specifications (development requirements, environment parameters, etc.) so that when development time or resources available, fleshed-out plan is in place to build and internet-scale application.  No software development is included.

804RVA: Coworking Membership for your Team

Coworking at 804RVA is more than having a place to work– you get to be part of the wolf pack and join our awesome community of startups, freelancers and entrepreneurs. Choosing this package as a prize will give you 6 months of the best days of your life for you and your team.


Threshold Counsel: Legal Package

– Forming a business entity
– Co-owners’ operating agreement or shareholder agreement
– Drafting and discussion of up to three customer or client contracts and vendor or subcontractor contributors
– Identification of key intellectual property and overall strategy to clear and protect that IP
– Terms of Service and Privacy Policies for their web site

Prize is limited to that list of five things and does not include filing for protection of IP or working with investor(s) for funding transactions.  If the company isn’t local to RVA, services will be coordinated via phone, email, Skype, GoToMeeting, etc.


Campfire and Co: Design Package

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Kid Cosmonaut: Logo design

A logo plus a revision for a team. The prize will consist of 4 logos being designed and then the team will be able to choose one to be finalized. The prize must be used within 6 months of Startup Weekend.

Lighthouse Labs: Power Networking

Lighthouse Labs offers the opportunity for select introductions to our mentor community to take your idea to the next level. First, you will sit down with the managing director of the program and determine who can be of help to move your concept forward. Personal introductions will follow to key founders, mentors and friends in the startup community that you can invite to your personal network of greatness!


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One Duck Creative: Animated Video

A motion-graphics animated video. Custom storyline, script doctoring, storyboards, audio, and animation.


Coshx Labs

Half Day Planning Workshop from Coshx Labs – In this workshop, we dig deep into your primary product goals, and construct prioritized user stories that align the development plan with your product goals. The results from this workshop can be used as an RFP to solicit bids, or as a project plan to build an MVP in a cost effective manner.


Emergent Social Solutions


Not only did you make through Startup Weekend (on NO SLEEP I’m sure), you took an idea, made it real and did it in a way that impressed the judges enough to beat out all of your competitors!

Chances are, you’ve set up a few social media sites already. However, you may need some direction, industry insight or just someone to bounce your ideas off of in-order to keep the momentum going and build a successful following on social media.

That’s what this free consultation is for.

Your free, one hour strategy session will include:

  • An assessment of your current social media profiles
  • Social media goal setting
  • A discussion about platforms to use
  • Social media strategy development
  • Content plan development


Sublimata – Innovation consulting

Strategic Growth Consulting for Startups

Your team gelled, you came up with a great first pitch, your MVP isn’t too buggy, maybe you even won RVA Startup Weekend – but what comes next? Chris Busse of Sublimata will work with your startup to do a one-hour assessment and three hours of consultation to help you and your team work through the next steps along your path to success. Subjects addressed can cover: scalability (business & technical), attracting an audience and customers, finding and pitching investors, and measuring and presenting the data that makes the case for why you deserve funding (or justify and support an organic growth path).
Joey Figaro