WATCH NOW: Five local startups tackle issues ranging from local shopping to education and advance medical planning
A new group of startup businesses in Richmond is tackling everything from local shopping to economic development to advance medical planning.
THE FIGHT IS FAR FROM OVER
While some progress has been made in diversifying Richmond's startup ecosystem, Black founders say they still lack access to a crucial piece of the puzzle — capital
Lighthouse Labs closes out milestone 10th cohort with demo day
Lighthouse Labs wrapped up its milestone 10th cohort with pitches from each of the participating startups. This year's cohort included four Richmond-based startups: EDai, Grantable, Team Excel and lokii, as well as Koda Health, of Houston, Texas; Lumify Care, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; HUED, of Washington, D.C.; Interstride, of Austin, Texas; Bold Xchange, of St. Louis, Missouri; and Frameworq, of Birmingham, Alabama.
Richmond startup Grantable is designed to make the grant-writing process more efficient
Grant funding is the lifeblood of many nonprofit organizations. But finding grants, applying to them and winning them can often be a time-intensive, fruitless venture. Philip Deng is hoping to change that. Deng is the CEO and founder of Grantable, a startup whose technology is designed to help grant writers draft proposals up to seven times faster. “Grantable is unifying the grant-seeking process into one platform,” he said.
Half of All Grants Go to 1% of Applicants: RVA Man Wants to Change That
Non-profit groups often rely on grants to pay for their activities, but applying is time-consuming and challenging. Now, a Richmond man has developed software that could make the process easier and help organizations with money find new and worthy sources of funding.
Why we need to get back up when we get knocked down: Lessons from closing a nonprofit I founded
I don’t have to tell you that our current system of grant funding is broken. Instead, let me share how two grantseeking experiences coming from different sides of inequity led me to where I am today — leading a software startup and building tools that make grantseeking more efficient and equitable for everyone.