You guys have been so supportive of this venture- and Jess and I could not be more appreciative. Your interest is keeping us going! So, I hope you will be able to be able and willing to summon the enthusiasm you had last week and vote again when the voting resumes today. Here's the story from the i.e.* headquarters:
The public voting period for the i.e.* Start-Up Competition will be reinstated at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, on www.ie-rva.org. Record high traffic during the initial vote this week overloaded the server so that one-quarter of the 143 contestant entries were unable to capture votes. The new voting period, from June 5th at 9:00 a.m. to June 7th at 11:00 p.m., will serve as a replacement for the initial vote. In the meantime, the www.ie-rva.org site will be migrated to a server with larger capacity.Look for this logo under the 'Food' section, and vote every 24 hours from Tuesday, June 5 at 9:00 am through Thursday, June 7 at 11:00pm at http://www.ie-rva.org/?page_id=1103.
After the online vote, finalists will be notified and prepped to compete before a panel of judges at an exciting, “American Idol”-style event on June 21st at Richmond CenterStage (competition begins at 7pm; doors open at 6pm). The winner will be announced that evening and will receive a $10,000 cash prize and six months free office space.
The Chamber launched the i.e.* initiative in June 2011 to highlight the Richmond Region’s talented workforce, make cross-industry connections and encourage new innovation and growth. The first of its kind in the area, the Chamber’s i.e.* initiative also produces and partners on programming such as idea salons and shop talks, and is working closely with Governor McDonnell’s office on promoting 2012 as the Year of the Entrepreneur in Virginia.
Again, many many thanks for your support!