HYPE (Helping Young Professionals Engage) is a hub for RVA young professionals to connect with each other, plug into our community and grow personally and professionally.

Why Join HYPE?

HYPE is THE SOURCE for the YP Community. What brings us together is what continues to make RVA a better place to live, work, and play. Since 2007, HYPE (Helping Young Professionals Engage) has worked to develop talent and strengthen the YP culture in RVA through events and programming designed to help empower and ignite the passions of Richmond’s Future Decision Makers. HYPE’s goal is to connect and engage YPs to develop individual, business and community success for a vibrant RVA.

What does a HYPE Subscription mean for you?

  • Access to all HYPE programs throughout the year (Over 30…!)
  • Access to our HYPE Slack workspace- a space for continued connection, collaboration and staying in the know
  • Opportunities for authentic connection and relationship building with other like-minded young professionals
  • Targeted initiatives for your professional and personal growth as you establish, reinvent, and propel your career
  • A deeper connection to our region: through exposure to the economic development, politics, arts and culture and social issues unique to RVA – and bridges to actually get involved
  • Leadership opportunities within HYPE to influence the organization and the impact on RVA

HYPE will host the annual ICONS Awards Show on Thursday, November 30, 2023, where we will recognize young professionals who make RVA a better place to live and companies killing it with YP culture. The party, which has moved to Altria Theater, will connect YPs and executives from all around the Richmond region to celebrate the finalists and honor the winners.

Check out the award categories, previous winners and nominate a 2023 ICONS here!

The HYPE program wants your help creating engaging experiences for our young professionals. Volunteer to join the HYPE Leadership Committee!

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Thank you to our 2023 HYPE Sponsors!





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