Business Community Partners

The following organizations have partnered with the Venture Forum in the past for our Greater Richmond's Companies to Watch events and we are in the process of confirming their partnership with the Venture Foprum for our 25th Anniversary Celebration program. 

The Venture Forum
The Venture Forum has been promoting the entrepreneurial environment of the Greater Richmond area through networking events that provide a forum for sources of capital, entrepreneurs and service providers to meet, exchange ideas and referrals and develop business relationships that promote economic development.  For information on sponsoring, joining the association or attending an event, contact data is available via the web site or call 804 464 2716.  

Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst for development and the voice of business in Hanover, Henrico and Chesterfield counties, and the City of Richmond.  The Chamber provides opportunities for all businesses and individuals who have a stake in the Greater Richmond Region.

Greater Richmond Partnership
The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. is an economic development team representing the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, and the City of Richmond, Virginia. The Partnership offers site location assistance and other services to domestic and foreign companies planning new or expanded facilities. It is a single point of contact to the network of private sector and state and local government professionals that supports a company’s facility location decision.

RichTech, fka The Greater Richmond Technology Council,  is a member-driven association of businesses and organizations working together to ensure the continued growth of Central Virginia's dynamic technology-based economy. RichTech is dedicated to the development of an infrastructure that supports the growth of existing technology industries and identifies the Greater Richmond region as a location of choice for new and emerging technology companies.

Virginia BioSciences Development Center
The Virginia Biosciences Development Center (VBDC) is a nonprofit, 501(c) (3) corporation, created to provide business strategy and assistance as well as basic business support to seed, pre-seed and other tenant companies in the Park’s 27,000-square-foot incubator, located in the BioTechnology Center.

Virginia Council of CEOs
The Virginia Council of CEOs is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and encourage the CEOs of second-stage companies. Through CEO-only roundtables and learning events, the Council is a facilitator for the exchange of experiences - the most valuable knowledge a leader can access.

If your non-profit business organization would like to partner with these fine organizations to promote the Top 25 of the Past 25 program to your members, please contact Carl Johnson of NBI Advisors at 804.756.7372. 


Media Partners

RichmondBizSense is Richmond's homepage for business news. BizSense regularly produces: breaking news, trend stories, lists & sales leads, summaries of business meetings and seminars, surveys, Blogs, advice columns, case studies and strategy overviews, selective business calendar, and forums & discussions.

TechJournal South
The technology business publication for the Southeast region, reaching over 60,000 technology executives each month.

Greater Richmond Grid: Connecting Live+Work+Play
The mission of the magazine and website ( is to capture the vibrant business, arts and culture; the wealth of history; and the spectrum of living options that can be found in Richmond. With a street and subscription circulation of 60,000, Greater Richmond Grid is a quarterly glossy magazine that carries the vibe, the dynamic essence of an urban layout of neighborhoods as well as the interconnected dynamics of our region’s  city and counties.

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