A Message From the Founders

We are pleased to bring another organization to Richmond's business community.

We have spent most of our careers working with growing companies and the entrepreneurs, investors, service providers and other partners who are leading and supporting them.

We are fortunate to have been among the founders of two business organizations that have served those companies for the last two decades – The Richmond Venture Forum and RichTech. Those two organizations were successful because they helped link the most active members of two large, growing business communities. 

Today, many of our colleagues, friends and associates are beginning to think about the next stage of their lives, and that brings a whole new set of challenges and opportunities. We believe these opportunities and challenges create a need for a new community.   

As a result, we have started encorepreneur! a new organization that we think will be of interest to the many business, professional, government and civic leaders that have been our partners in working in Richmond’s exciting business sector during the last 30 years. 

The goal of encorepreneur! is to help us and our many “boomer” friends make their next business and personal accomplishments as successful, full of purpose and as fun as they have been in the past.

We launched the group with plans for a number of monthly events that showcase a diverse group of indivduals, topics and venues that will be of interest to business leaders contemplating the next stage of their careers. We hope you agree and will join us in building a new community. 

Welcome to encorepreneur! 

  Gary LeCLair                                           Stan Maupin


Mr. LeClair is a co-founder and served for more than 25 years as Chairman and CEO of LeClairRyan. LeClairRyan was founded in 1988 when Mr. LeClair and Dennis Ryan established a securities and venture capital legal boutique to address the special needs of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. More...


Stan Maupin is a serial entrepreneur with more than 35 years of experience working with early stage businesses as a founder of entrepreneurial ventures as wel as a senior executive in rapid growth companies and a high impact financial and strategic consultant to individuals, businesses and organizations. More.....

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