Rev-up Strasburg started as a competitive process that began in April of 2016 and awarded cash and prizes for new entrepreneurial ventures and existing businesses looking to expand with additional job creation. Supported by a grant from Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), this business training and competition series was an excellent networking and mentorship opportunity. Participants acquired important skills and tools necessary for business success. At the conclusion of the training sessions, participants submitted a written business plan and presented their idea to judges to compete for cash prizes and incentives.

As the program continues into the next phase, Rev-up Strasburg will hold annual competitions geared toward supporting new or existing businesses; offer low or no cost trainings for businesses throughout the community; and provide or connect businesses with the support they need to be successful. Look for our next contest in the fall of 2017!



  • Challengers will have the opportunity to compete for cash awards and other incentives.
  • Each participant will develop a deeper understanding of successful business practices.
  • Unique networking opportunities with regional entrepreneurs and mentors.