Fredericksburg’s Entrepreneurs of 2014

by | Apr 14, 2015 | Business

The 10By10 winning team at Start-Up Weekend Fredericksburg (L to R) Ben Muldrow, Elizabeth Colon, Josh Walton (green shirt), Christa Huntley (founder) and Sam Jones. Photo copyright Bob Martin.

Fredericksburg residents Matt Armstrong and Christine Goodwin celebrated the first anniversary of their nonprofit FredXchange in June. Their mission is to establish a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region by the year 2020, so that people can work where they live. Read more at FredXchange: Building a Startup Community in the Fredericksburg Region.

The first year anniversary of FredXchange corresponded with the global launch of “startupland.” Fredericksburg was one of only three U.S. cities in the 50 country, 32 city global launch of the film Inc. Magazine called the “#1 Must Watch Documentary for Entrepreneurs.” Read more at “startupland” Community Growing in Fredericksburg.

FredXchange sponsored its third Start-Up Weekend in September. Eight entrepreneurs and the teams formed around them worked round-the-clock to take their idea to business in 54 hours. Read more at:
-Eight Startup Weekend Fredericksburg Finalists
-10By10 Wins Startup Weekend Fredericksburg
-Lights by Paul Wins Startup Weekend Honors

Five finalists were chosen for the 2014 ‘Made in FredVA’ Startup Competition. The winner was Plants Map. Read more at:
-Plants Map Wins 2014 Made in FredVA
-Local Gardening Couple Is Connecting the World with Plants
-Nick Cadwallender Joins Plants Map

Start-Up Weekend and Made in FredVA finalist Sarah Perry and her business Living Soil were featured on “foodtank” at A Startup Weekend Success Plans to Employ the Neighborhood and Feed the City.

Sprelly won the People’s Choice award in Fredericksburg’s inaugural Sandwich Invitational. Founders Adrian and Casey Silversmith and Head Chef Eric Shoup accepted the $500 prize. Read about it at FoodE Named Sandwich King, Sprelly is People’s Choice.

Local entrepreneur Chris Muldrow designed an app to track Illness. Icky Track is available for $1.99 on the Apple and Amazon app stores.

Reacht was a sponsor of David and Jan Snow’s annual Toys For Tots party. Watch the video promo at Toys For Tots Roundup Party.

These people were honored by FredXchange as Entrepreneur of the Week:
– Linda Clevenger, Organization Direct, Entrepreneur of the Week
– Elizabeth Colon, Above Grade Level, Entrepreneur of the Week
– Leif Johnston, Redneck Skeet, Entrepreneur of the Week

For more on the entrepreneurial community in Fredericksburg, see:

-Local Entrepreneur Advises: Be Part of the Community
-John Sechrest Brings Global Experience to Fredericksburg Startups
-$65,000 Pledged Toward Creation of Fredericksburg Coworking Space
-Entrepreneurship, Broadband, Collaboration Key to Regional Economic Growth

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