The Atlantic gets local with Startup South: Richmond Introduction:
Richmond is blossoming into a tech hub thanks to a great research university, a big creative agency, and cheap, beautiful real estate. [...]
In hearing from dozens of Richmond startups, two institutions stick out as important nodes in the local innovation system. The first is Virginia Commonwealth University. As Richard Florida pointed out, a good university is monumentally important for pumping out skilled people whom startups can hire. In Richmond, VCU is that talent factory.