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The Value of A Commercial Assessment in Supporting a Transaction

When a company decides to seek a strategic development or commercial partner for an asset, the first inclination is often to identify the likely buyers and begin conversations about a potential deal. However, entering a deal process without first having a full understanding of the product’s advantages, disadvantages, and commercial potential reduces the odds of a successful deal outcome. Conducting a complete commercial assessment for an asset before beginning deal discussions allows a greater chance of getting a deal done at the best possible value. This is especially true for assets at later stages of development where the target product profile is well understood and the commercial assessment can have the greatest impact.

Senators Heller, Warner Introduce Legislation to Encourage Stock Options for Employees of Startups and Privately-Held Firms

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA), members of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation that would make it easier for startups and businesses to give employees an ownership stake in their company’s success by awarding stock options. Identical legislation was also introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN).

New Virtual i.Lab Taps Global Network of UVA Innovators

Through its signature summer incubator program for new ventures and its many resources for growing start-ups, the University of Virginia’s i.Lab has helped cement Charlottesville’s status as a growing hub of entrepreneurship. But UVA’s community of innovation extends far beyond the boundaries of Central Virginia, and now, the i.Lab does, too.

The “Virtual i.Lab” went live this summer, allowing entrepreneurs in the current incubator class to connect with UVA mentors and resources all around the world.

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Tech-Girl Monthly: July 2016

Grab your ticket to our carnival of learning! All who enter will gain the most important skills of our age: the ability to read, write and participate in our digital world. Mozilla Learning invites teachers and learners of all ages to join our funhouse of web literacy. Embrace the unknown! Experience the thrills! Imagine and share the full potential of the web with everyone!

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Battlebots Hackathon Hosted by WillowTree, Inc.

Battlebots is code based game, where humans just like you, write code to move a bot around a virtual arena. When your bot enters the arena you and your bot will face challenges such as;

- safely navigating the arena
- avoiding threats like walls, bot poison, and even other bots themselves
- collecting items that will increase your bot's score
- applying the perfect algorithm to your bot, enabling it to destroy anything and everything around it

The game is over when there is one bot left standing or time has run out. The bot with the highest score wins.

When and where?
June 25th from 9am to 6pm WillowTree will be hosting the Battlebot Hackathon at the new "Treehouse" location.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces New Private Sector Sponsorship

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) has agreed to participate as a Platinum Sponsor of the MACH37 Cyber Accelerator program. This significant public-private collaboration will help launch new cybersecurity product companies inside the Commonwealth, further establishing Virginia as the cybersecurity capital of the nation.