CapCon (Capital Conference), a conference created and hosted by Virginia Housing and Community Development Corporation (VHCDC), is dedicated to presenting solutions to today’s financial challenges, while showing individuals, families, and small business owners how to succeed – financially.  CapCon began in 2005 as a conference where small business owners converged to learn how to access capital and credit and secure myriad financing for their ventures. The current iteration expands the range of financing to include ALL forms of capital, personal and business, as well as wealth building strategies. CapCon challenges financial experts and industry professionals to pull back the covers on their industries and give our guests actionable intelligence – financial hacks that can be deployed immediately following the conference!

CapTalks – 10am to 2pm

CapTalks, presented in the form of short, powerful talks (12 minutes or less) delivers financial hacks that empower guests to improve their personal finances, build wealth, and finance their small business.  Just imagine learning how to dramatically boost your savings, fund your non-profit organization, reduce your business taxes, or purchase foreclosed homes in just a few minutes, not hours.  You can learn these strategies and more.  Click here for tickets for CapTalks.  Click here to see the schedule of talks.

CapShops – 10am to 4pm

Presenters featured at CapTalks will be on-hand to discuss their areas of expertise and provide information on their products and services. Meet with our presenters one-on-one for and get the keys to your future.  Signup for services, explore financial products, discover the latest financial hacks.  Access to CapShops is included with CapTalks admission.

MBE Empowerment Fund Fundraising Gala – 6pm to 11pm

The MBE Empowerment Fund™ (The Fund) seeks to close the funding gap experienced by minority business enterprises in Virginia, while strengthening their growth potential and helping their owners and receive the education, training, and resources they need to succeed.  Join us for an evening of fun, great food, real talk, and live music as our keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Earl D. Trent, Jr. shares concrete steps individuals, families, small businesses, and NPOs should take now to create generational wealth for building economic, social and political clout in under-served communities. Be sure to get your tickets early as seating is limited. Click here to purchase a Ticket for the Gala.  Click here to see the evening schedule.


Virginia Housing and Community Development Corporation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt community development corporation. The empowerment-based mission of VHCDC is being realized through its support of entrepreneurship and its innovative approach to making a difference, in Virginia and throughout our region.

VHCDC is working to promote and support entrepreneurship, to advance entrepreneurship education and training, to promote entrepreneurship-friendly policies, to connect disadvantaged small businesses to capital and credit, and to facilitate the commercialization of new technologies and services by small, women, and minority-owned businesses which have great promise for improving the economic welfare of our region.

VHCDC is working to assist economically and socially disadvantaged individuals to achieve self-sufficiency, to improve urban and rural housing conditions, to advance housing design and development, to promote people-friendly housing policies, and to better facilitate the commercialization and implementation of new, environmentally-friendly technologies by entrepreneurs and others which have great promise for improving housing construction and maintenance in our region.

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