Have a great idea? Community members age 5 and up eligible to win cash on the spot at RDA Start-up Slam.

By: Kirsten Aherron

The River District Association (RDA) is excited to be hosting another session of “Start-Up Slam.” It is a fun community-oriented event where people share a meal, share creative business ideas, make new friends, and network with both creative people and people who support creative people! In addition to having people share ideas, attendees can participate in community conversation activities and win door prizes. RDA encourages the Danville community to bring friends and family. Even if you aren't sharing an idea, it will be a fun evening!  Anyone in the community is invited to attend (reservation required, limit 100 people).  For just $10 per person (cash only at the door), you can join other members of the community to have a simple meal - and share some of those great ideas that you keep thinking up.  Anyone age 5 and up can share their good business idea.  Children under 5 can attend at no cost but will not get to vote for their favorite idea. 

This Start-Up Slam will be on Tuesday, September 26th, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Ma’s Cakes at 318 Main Street.

To reserve a seat, call the RDA office at 434-791-0210 or email alyssa@riverdistrictassociation.com and let us know you are coming.  You can also register at: bit.ly/RDAStartUpSlam

Up to 15 participants at the event are welcome to share their ideas with the crowd (3-minute limit), and attendees will be able to vote on their favorite at the end of the evening. The top vote-getter takes home all the cash collected at the door - no strings attached! No business plans and no requirements, just you and your next great idea! 

  • Those who wish to share their idea have the following guidelines:
  • Ideas must be new business ideas (not yet established).
  • Those who wish to share their idea will put their name in at the door.
  • Up to 15 names will be drawn randomly to present (if more than 15 people put their name in, not all may be able to present).
  • Each presenter has 3 minutes to share one idea.

We encourage those planning to present to spread the word, bring friends and family, and be open to new connections! 

RDA Programs and Services Manager Will Mackaman said, "Whether you're a writer, tattoo artist, baker, or someone with another creative talent, you may be able to turn that talent into a business. The world and our community is full of people who have done so. This Start-Up Slam is geared toward artists and creatives, but as always, all new business ideas of all types are welcome and eligible for the cash prize!"