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Gangplank RVA: Our Story
City: Richmond, Virginia (USA)
Gangplank RVA is locally known as, “The Community Center for Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneurs.” It is co-working in RVA with much more collaboration.
Speaking of collaboration, be sure to download this outstanding report put together by our friends at RVA Works (formerly AdvanTech) – New Business Support Services and take a look at this map of the Richmond entrepreneurial ecosystem from our friends at VCU Squared.
If you’re interested in starting or growing a business, or you simply want to be part of the RVA entrepreneurial renaissance, it’s important to get out and connect with resources and experts in the community – and Gangplank RVA is an integral part of that community.
Gangplank RVA began as “Gangplank Henrico” in January, 2012, as a new Gangplank local community in the old Innsbrook library. The Employment Transition Center (of Henrico County), in cooperation with the Career Prospectors Group, graciously donated some space to get us started in what we called a “free co-working space” just west of Richmond, Virginia. At the end of July, 2012, the physical location was closed and Gangplank Henrico effectively went “dark” for a few months. We were down, but not out. Henrico County economic development was not able to help us any longer (they had other priorities).
In January, 2013, a local painting company (89 Paint) stepped up and offered us a small office on the second floor of their space in downtown Richmond. Gangplank RVA was “born” (see more about the “RVA” brand in our FAQ below).
Want to learn more about how we are doing this in Richmond, Virginia, with Gangplank RVA? Learn how below — and let us know what else you’d like to know about us. We can’t read your mind. It’ll require some communication together. That’s how collaboration works!
Less Talk. More Do.
Gangplank RVA: Locations
Gangplank RVA : 2930 (Scott’s Addition): 2930 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230
Gangplank RVA : 501 (inside RVA Works – formerly AdvanTech): 501 E. Franklim Street, Suite 112, Richmond, VA 23219
Hours: 9am-4:48pm, M-F.
Register for any of the events below at our Meetup.com page.
Remember if there is no event listed here, you can stop by anytime Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 4:48 pm.
Gangplank RVA: Meetup Group (Current Initiatives)
The best way today is to join our group at www.meetup.com/GangplankRVA.
Gangplank RVA: Facebook (Online Community)
You can follow us on Facebook — like the “page” here: www.facebook.com/GangplankRVA
Gangplank RVA: Twitter (Real Time Outreach)
You can follow us on Twitter — www.twitter.com/GPRVA
For More Information
Gangplank RVA: FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
How much does it cost?
Really. It will not cost you a dime. Or even a dollar. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Zip.
Well, it is the most expensive free space you’ll ever experience.
Get out of your home. Leave the coffee shops. Collaborate in ways that some believe is not doable. It’s happening. Today.
Where can I get one of those Gangplank RVA stickers I see around town?
Easy, there are two ways to score your brilliant FREE sticker today: 1) Online through our friends at RVA Gear, the sticker is free, you just pay $1 for S/H: http://rvagear.com/product/gangplank-rva-round-sticker/ and 2) — STOP BY Gangplank RVA and we’ll get you a sticker or two for your visit (if you promise to plaster it around somewhere visible in town!).
So… What are some “other” options in town (RVA)?
This is not an endorsement but a list of some of the other options near us in Richmond, Virginia. If you stop by and visit or even call (or e-mail) them let them know we sent you to check them out.
Collaboration over competition. It’s how it works!
Gangplank RVA is more of THE “Community Center for Entrepreneurs” in Richmond, Virginia.
We encourage you to check with all the above listed locations out and see what resonates best for you — because that is what really matters!
Let us know what you think.
Why is the Gangplank in Richmond, Virginia named “Gangplank RVA” and not “Gangplank Richmond”?
Richmond, Virginia is known locally as RVA (for Richmond, VA).
While it may seems strange for people outside of Richmond, it’s a brand for our region and Gangplank RVA is proud to be a part of promoting our regional brand for the Richmond, Virginia area.
You can learn more about this regional branding effort at www.rvacreates.com.