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UVA Darden Professor Mike Lenox: "Green industries are creating jobs at a faster rate than the fossil fuel industry."

In withdrawing from the Paris climate change accords, the Trump Administration has claimed it’s putting American jobs and consumers first and preventing the decimation of vital U.S. industries. However, President Trump’s decision may have the opposite effect and discourage innovation, job creation and investment in energy, especially green industries of the future. 

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Stago Group acquires HemoSonics LLC

The Stago group announced today that it has completed the acquisition of HemoSonics LLC, a company specialized in the development of innovative Point-of-Care testing solutions based in Charlottesville, VA, with facilities in Durham, NC (USA).

HemoSonics is a medical device company developing a point-of-care diagnostic platform to guide the management of critical bleeding to improve outcomes and reduce healthcare costs by enabling more targeted transfusion of blood products.

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VividCortex CEO Receives 2017 CBIC Entrepreneur of the Year Award

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (PRWEB) VividCortex, the database monitoring company that helps businesses improve performance, availability, and uptime, today announced that the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) has named Baron Schwartz, VividCortex founder and CEO, "Entrepreneur of the Year" at the 19th Annual CBIC Awards Gala last week.

“It’s a privilege to receive this award,” said Schwartz. “When I founded VividCortex, I chose Charlottesville for our headquarters because of the obvious advantages. We enjoy benefits like great quality of life, a top-quality research university, easy commutes, low cost of living, and a very forward-thinking community and civic leadership in general. These things are attractive to employees, and that makes Charlottesville attractive to businesses. CBIC celebrates and amplifies this culture of creativity. I owe a lot to CBIC and Charlottesville, who have supported me and our whole team from day one.”

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Job Growth, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Honored at 2017 CBIC Gala

Local Entrepreneurs Celebrate a Good Year with Good Causes

(Charlottesville, VA) -- The cash and champagne were flowing Thursday night, May 18, 2017 as Central Virginia's leading innovators toasted the recipients of the 2017 CBIC Awards and CBIC gave away $7,500 in scholarships and grants supporting science and technology education and student entrepreneurship. The annual event's inspirational speaker was Charlottesville's own Brian Calhoun, co-founder of Rockbridge Guitars and inventor of the board game craze, Chikapig.

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Chickapig Creator to Headline CBIC Awards Gala

Luthier to the Stars Also Behind Board Game Startup      

Brian Calhoun, the local creator of the national board game craze Chickapig, will be the featured Inspirational Innovator at the 19th Annual CBIC Awards at the Boar's Head Inn honoring Central Virginia's most innovative organizations, startups, and individuals. Calhoun is also the co-founder of Rockbridge Guitars headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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2017 CBIC Award Finalists Announced

Area Entrepreneurs, Businesses and Educators Recognized for Leadership, Innovation

The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) is pleased to release a list of finalists for the 19th Annual CBIC Awards. Twenty-five local organizations and individuals are being recognized with nominations for nine coveted CBIC awards including CBIC Educator of the Year, which comes with a $2,500 technology grant and CBIC Student Entrepreneur of the Year, which comes with a $1,000 grant, and the CBIC Volunteer of the Year, which is announced during the gala.

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AMPEL BioSolutions and ArcheMedX Form Partnership

AMPEL BioSolutions, a leading translational medicine and clinical operations company and ArcheMedX, a digital platform for effective online health care education and training programs, today announced a new collaboration to transform clinical trial recruitment and retention by enabling research sites to more effectively educate and continually engage clinical staff and patients.

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Contraline via Tech Crunch: Meet the company that’s looking to make non-surgical male birth control a reality

While the male birth control pill is still a fiction, a new company called Contraline is working to make at least one non-surgical, reversible birth control procedure a reality. Contraline is the culmination of four years of research conducted by the company’s chief executive, Kevin Eisenfrats, at the University of Virginia.

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Small Business Jobs Grant Fund

The Small Business Jobs Grant Fund, a program within the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, was created by Delegate Steve Landes in 2010 to give grants to qualified small businesses to help offset some of the costs of hiring new employees. This is a performance-based program designed to encourage small businesses to create jobs and spur economic development within the Commonwealth.

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2017 Agile Competition Deadline to Register April 3, 2017

What could $750,000 do for you as an entrepreneur, early and small business, and would-be market disrupter?

Introducing “Pitch Pop-up,” a bi-monthly event, orchestrated largely through social media, that will bring together entrepreneurs throughout the Commonwealth at varying locations to pitch their ideas to a guest-panel of business leaders and investors. And as an added bonus, a $1,000 award will be bestowed to the best “idea” at each Pop-up event. 

Visit the Competition’s webpage at: http://focusedagility.solutions/agile-competition/.

Notice of Intent to Compete and registration period ends April 3, 2017.

 

TechOnTap Postponed

March 14th Tech on Tap Postponed until Friday, March, 17th
New Venue: Tin Whistle + Courtyard of Cville Machine

Governor’s Data Analytics Summit

This year’s summit will feature a lineup of distinguished and insightful speakers and panelists who will discuss how to unlock the value of data with the use of analytics to support an agency’s mission, solve challenges, and answer burning questions. Attendees will obtain practical knowledge about identifying and scoping challenges to solve with data analytics, how to get data analytic projects off the ground to completion, and where to get resources.

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