Dream Launch Bootcamp and Pitch Competition

The River District Association has launched its entrepreneur program once more! Entrepreneurs seeking to open brick and mortar businesses in the River District in Danville, VA may register for the program and will be required to attend all sessions of our ‘Entrepreneur Boot Camp’, an intensive workshop that will meet once per week for 6 weeks beginning in January, to teach participants a full slate of skills and information that business owners need. Participants that complete boot camp may then elect to participate in “Pitch Night” to compete for cash and other incentives. Once the pitch is complete, the entrepreneurs that successfully present the most viable and sustainable plans, including capital investment and job creation, will be chosen to move forward in opening their business. RDA will stay involved with the selected businesses, assist with summer grand openings, and match them with mentors in the community. The program application will be live again in October, 2021 and the classes will start in January of 2022, with the pitch competition and awards being finalized in April of 2022.