RDA Start-up Slam

September 26, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The River District Association (RDA) is excited to be hosting another session of “Start-Up Slam.” Modeled after a poetry 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!

The next Start-Up Slam will be on Tuesday, September 26th, 2023, 6 pm to 8 pm at Ma's Cakes, 318 Main Street

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. 

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! 

“We want to make sure we have the tools in place to ‘grow our own’ business owners from inside our community” says Diana Schwartz, Executive Director of the River District Association, “and giving people an incentive to spend time thinking of – and sharing – good ideas will help people latch on to something that could one day turn into a very successful business.  But the underlying purpose of the event is to connect community and give people real resources to see first-hand that they can create change in their lives right here in Danville”.

To reserve a seat, call the RDA office at 434-791-0210 or email alyssa@riverdistrictassociation.com and let us know you are coming.  We look forward to hearing your great ideas!