Two Virginia Beach Business Start-Ups Selected for the EIR Program
Virginia Beach Economic Development, in collaboration with 1701 coworking, has selected the next two participants for the Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program: Stasis Performance and ViBe Repair.
Stasis Performance is a human performance platform specializing in breathwork, exposure training, and stress management. Stasis is not only a small Virginia Beach business but also a veteran-owned and run business. They offer a virtual program that is designed for military, first responders, medical professionals on the front line of the pandemic and law enforcement.
“We are very excited to be accepted into the program and working closely with the mentors. I also hope that we can give back to the program and the community during this time,” said Josh Duntz, co-founder of Stasis.
ViBe Repair is a veteran-owned electronics repair company established in the ViBe Creative District. They work on all types of repairs from laptops to gaming devices and are able to make repairs quickly and locally, reducing downtime for their clients. ViBe Repair is supporting the community during the pandemic by offering free repairs for healthcare workers and first responders. Founder Mark Bright wants to continue to support the local economy by training homeless and jobless vets to join his team.
“I’m excited to be part of the next EIR cohort. This is an invaluable opportunity to gain direct access to experienced business owners. I hope to learn from them strategic lessons, that make a small business successful, to apply to my own endeavors. Specifically, it’s my hope that they’ll teach me how to succeed in entrepreneurship more than self-employment,” said Bright, founder of ViBe Repair.
The three-month-long program offers a unique way for entrepreneurs to learn and grow. “This program focuses on mentoring and educational assistance and provides networking opportunities with fellow members that are difficult for people to cultivate on their own,” said Ray White, Virginia Beach Economic Development.