Loudoun Economic Development Newsletter December 2016

Thanks for Growing Your Business 
In Loudoun

It's been great to work with all of you in Loudoun's small business community in 2016! Staff in the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development have met hundreds of entrepreneurs this year and helped connect you to info, contacts, collaborators and customers. Let us know if there's anything we can do to make your business success #LoudounPossible in 2017!

Featured Events

Holiday Tech Happy Hour
Tuesday, December 13 from 3:30 - 5 p.m.
The Zone -- Ashburn 
Meet tech-minded peers, discuss what you're working on, and maybe even find your next opportunity. The first five founders get a Zone game card. Free; RSVP.

Manager Master Minds
Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Brickyard -- Ashburn 
Looking for serious managers who want to solve managing dilemmas in a safe environment. Free; see Meetup page

Makersmiths Open House
Thursday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Makersmiths Makerspace -- Leesburg 
Learn how to design and make prototypes and other products using 3-D printers, laser cutters, metalworking tools, and more. Free; sign up.

1 Million Cups
Wednesday, December 21 at 9 a.m.
Mason Enterprise Center -- Leesburg 
A Loudoun-based business owner will present his pitch and get feedback and advice from the audience. Free; details here
Loudoun Small Biz News
  • Leesburg doctor created TEEMR, a mobile app for consumers to save their medical records in a secure cloud.
  • Two of Loudoun's most celebrated entrepreneurs invested to help female-led startups with a new fund.
Let Us Help You

Vanessa Wagner is the department's small business and entrepreneurship manager. She can help you find resources to start or grow your business. That means introducing you to people who can help you write a business plan, find office space, analyze funding sources, navigate the permit process, or anything else outlined in our small business quick-start checklist. Contact Vanessa at 703-777-0585 or by  email.