Virginia Innovators Network (VINE) is a not for profit, educational organization that exists to support innovative Virginians who are in pursuit of bringing their unique products and services to market.There is NO CHARGE to attend VINE montly meetings. Thank you to their generous sponsors who provide the pizza, water and beer!
VINE's primary approach to providing this support is through membership meetings. These meetings serve two purposes: networking and education. Aspiring entrepreneurs have the ability to meet inventors and entrepreneurs who have successfully launched unique goods and services or professionals with subject matter expertise that is pertinent to launching of these products and services. The speakers at the meetings have direct expertise in one or more of the areas related to bringing ideas to market.
In addition to the meetings, their website contains references and information to help the innovator research and make appropriate contacts with subject matter experts.
VINE generally meets on the 2nd Monday of every month. Their meetings start with general networking, socializing and free pizza at 5:30pm, followed by a brief VINE business meeting from 6:00 - 6:15pm. Typically, their speakers will present from 6:15 - 7:30pm. Following the presentation, there is time allowed for individual questions and/or additional networking.
VINE attracts top regional and national speakers who provide meaningful content to our meeting attendees.
VINE members will have the opportunity at each meeting to share news aobut their invention/product if desired and if appropriate. Members will also have the opportunity at each meeting to give a 45 second (MAX) "elevator speech" to get feedback after the speaker.
Check VINE's Meetup page to learn who the speaker is for their next Meetup!