Daily Press: Start Peninsula weekend nurtures ideas to launch businesses

Instant Teams (previously known as MadSkills), a business that connects employers with virtual military spouse talent, landed the first-place $10,000 prize at the sixth annual Start Peninsula business idea contest at the Stryker Center in Williamsburg Sunday night.

Active-duty Army spouse Erica McMannes, 36, of York County, said she started Instant Teams with partner Liza Rodewald just before moving to the region about 15 months ago. McMannes had moved nine times in 15 years and knew what it was like to struggle to find a job or start and stop again, she said.

Read about the entire weekend of entrepreneurship and competition here: