WiV Salons

This year, in addition to our annual conference, WiV will be launching a series of informal salons to bring together women in the WiV network.  Each salon will highlight a local entrepreneur or dive deeper into investor education all with the goal of equipping our members with the tools to support entrepreneurs in our region.  

RSVP for all of the salons using the link below.


Cocktails and a Crash Course in Venture Investing  

Join Hampton Roads' resident experts on startup investing, Tina (Bingham) McRae and Nancy Grden as they provide a crash course in venture investing.  They will provide an overview of the various types of investment rounds, general capital tables, how and why companies raise money and what companies are looking for in investors. 

Who: Tina (Bingham) McRae, Principal Kaleo Legal
Nancy Grden, Exec Director Strome Entrepreneurship Center Strome Entrepreneurial Center

When: January 2020

Where: Hampton Roads, VA

Tequila and Term Sheet Mechanics

Richmond-based venture capitalist Laura Markley will cover the key elements of term sheets: pricing, governance rights, and what all those obscure legal terms really mean for companies and investors. Learn to spot the hidden landmines and successfully navigate term sheets. 

Who: Laura Markley, Managing Director, NRV

When: March 2020

Where: Richmond, VA

Addison Weeks is disrupting the $800 billion home decor market and the $300 billion designer jewelry market by providing consumers with style-focused and customized designs through an efficient distribution network that can develop ideas into products in less than 60 days.


Join us for a conversation with Addison Weeks Founders, Kat Weeks Mulford & Lee Addison Lesley, as they share their journey with WiV members and discuss their plans for future growth. Kat and Lee will discuss the luxury market and tell their story of building a pioneering brand in this space.  As featured on Oprah's Favorite Things and House Beautiful's Kitchen of the Year.

Who: Kat Weeks Mulford & Lee Addison Lesley,

Co Founders of Addison Weeks

When: April 2020

Where: Hampton Roads, VA

Entrepreneur Spotlight:

Luxury Industries 101