Dream Launch Bootcamp

The RDA Dream Launch Bootcamp is for anyone seeking to learn how to open, run or expand their business. 

This is a free program.  The "Entrepreneur Bootcamp," an intensive workshop that will meet for 6 weeks beginning in January (with an additional week for food and beverage businesses) to teach participants a full slate of skills and information that business owners need. Participants that complete all 6 bootcamp classes may then elect to participate in the RDA IGNITE Business Pitch (For businesses planning to open brick and mortar locations in the River District) to compete for cash and other incentives. In addition to the RDA IGNITE Business Pitch, participants can elect to pitch in the Danville/Pittsylvania County Rev-Up Pitch Competition (for businesses wishing to open locations in Danville outside of the River District, or in Pittsylvania County) through the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce. 

The application for the 2023 Dream Launch Bootcamp will open in the Fall of 2022.  

Thank you to the 2022 supporters of the Dream Launch Program:

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
Virginia Community Business Launch (CBL)
The City of Danville
The Dan River Region Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (DREE)
American National Bank
Movement Bank
Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce
The Launch Place
Longwood Small Business Development Center
Institute for Advanced Learning and Research

Read the press release.