Newsletter

  • October 18 Briefing in Cville on Grant Funding from CRCF

    Seeking Technology Commercialization Funding? Join an October 18 briefing by CIT on the FY18 RFP for the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF). This multi-million dollar grant program supports technology commercialization projects in Virginia. UVA and Charlottesville-based companies have been major funding recipients in the past! RSVP here and get more details about the session here

  • GO Virginia Economic Development Plan Unveiling: Sept 13, 2017, 9AM

    WHAT: Economic Growth & Diversification Plan The Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity in Each Region (GOVirginia) is working to restore Virginia's position of economic leadership by growing and diversifying the state's economy. This summer,  GO Virginia Regional Council 9 has been hard at work overseeing the development of our region’s Growth  and Diversification Plan. Be one of the first to see this plan, which provides the framework for projects eligible for GO Virginia funding and is very important to the future of our shared regional economy.  Highlights include recommendations for talent development, growing existing business, site readiness, and innovation.

  • Cville Open Data Bootcamp: September 22, 2017

    Come join us for a hands-on workshop that will...

    • introduce attendees to the city’s new open data portal

    • connect data enthusiasts and citizens

    • give time to build/prototype visualizations and apps that could improve our community alongside experts.

    Who should attend...

    Technologists, thoughtful citizens, data scientists, programmers, journalists, YOU

  • Cville Tech Community Gathers to Brainstorm on Collaborative Response: Aug 31, 8AM

    You Are Invited to the Cville Tech Community's Peaceful & Collaborative Response:

    In life, we are at times offered the opportunity to step outside the day-to-day and use our talents to make a real difference in our world. The devastating violence of August 12th has brought unprecedented national and international attention on our city. Phrases like "before Charlottesville" and "after Charlottesville" are now used in national media as shorthand to refer to that violence.

    The question is, will these events be seen as a turning point or just another milestone on a long and tragic path?

    We believe that the Charlottesville community has a unique opportunity to come together and lead by example. While the tech community is but a single part of the broader Cville community, we are also a highly capable and well-networked group of people — and our industry is built around quickly finding solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems.

    This opportunity is both fleeting, and as big as we want to make it. If we are to make a significant impact, we must work together. That's why this Thursday, the tech community will get together in person (along with the leaders of other civic groups in Charlottesville) for three short hours, to see what is possible.

    We'll innovate. We'll work from any ideas that folks already have. And we'll set the stage for collaboration.

    We can't do this without you. Come ready to brainstorm, as this will be a highly engaging and participant-driven event. The power of bringing the tech community together is evident during events like Startup Weekend and the recent Civic Innovation Day — together, we are capable of great things.

    We are Charlottesville. Together, we can begin to lead our city out of the events of two weeks ago into a brighter, stronger, and more equitable future.

    Hope to see you on Thursday,
    Co-Organizers Jessica Glendinning and Lucas Cioffi

    Who

    This event is open to all members of the Cville tech community and any member of the Charlottesville community at large who is interested in brainstorming innovative & surprising solutions/responses to the events of August 12th.

    What

    The goal is to create space for people to propose ideas and collaborate around potential solutions in order to make an actual impact. (As currently envisioned, this event will be a mashup of formats — BeCamp, Civic Innovation Day, and Startup Weekend.)

    When

    Thursday, August 31st, 2017 8:30 am -11:30 am

    8am for breakfast and mingling. We will start right on time to respect everyone's time. 

    Where

    Studio IX 

  • CIT GAP Funds and Charlottesville Angel Network Invests in Advanced Aircraft Company

    Source:  Center for Innovative Technology

    Herndon, Virginia, Aug. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today that its CIT GAP Funds has invested in Advanced Aircraft Company (AAC), an aeronautical engineering and aircraft manufacturing company based in Hampton Roads, Virginia. The Charlottesville Angel Network also participated in this investment round alongside CIT.

    The Advanced Aircraft Company specializes in vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aerial systems, that target both the commercial and military markets.  AAC was founded by William J. Fredericks in October 2015 as a technology spin off from the NASA Langley Research Center.  While employed at NASA, Fredericks performed the conceptual design and lead the development of NASA’s Greased Lightning UAV technology. This technology is unique in that it is a true “no compromises” vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft.  It achieves the aerodynamic efficiency of a conventional fixed wing airplane, while simultaneously achieving VTOL capability. AAC has developed a licensing agreement that allows the company to utilize the NASA technology in order to bring it to market.

    In addition to the Greased Lightning, AAC has developed another cutting edge aircraft, which it will bring to market first, the Hercules unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The Hercules is a multi-rotor UAS powered by electricity generated by a 2-stroke gasoline engine and features number of aerodynamic improvements. The unique aircraft features a streamlined aerodynamic design, which features hybrid electric propulsion that allows for longer flight times, and rigorous safety procedures that can be employed if the combustion engine fails.  These technologies enable the Hercules UAS to fly multiple hours, while other battery powered multi-rotors are limited to 20 to 30 minutes of flight time. 

    Read full article at Globe Newswire

  • Albemarle County Economic Development Director Characteristics Feedback

    Dear Community Members and Stakeholders, 

    We are in the process of recruiting for the Economic Development Director of Albemarle County. Given the impact that this position has on the community, we want to offer an opportunity for many stakeholders to provide input on the qualifications and characteristics they think are most important for this position. This input will play an important role in helping to determine expectations as we move forward in the hiring process. We’ll use this input to shape our community profile/job posting and interview questions. 

    Feedback Opportunities

    Survey

    If you are interested in adding your voice to this process, please visithttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EconDevDir2017  to complete the survey by September 8, 2017

    Focus Group Sessions

    If you would like a face-to-face opportunity to provide feedback and have in-depth conversation with other stakeholders, we will be hosting two focus groups.   Both sessions will take place at the County Office Building, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA (COB-McIntire) as follows:

    Thursday, August 31, 8:00am – 9:00am, COB-McIntire Room 241

    Wednesday, September 6, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, COB-McIntire Room 241

    You do not need to sign up in advance.  

     

    Thank you for your feedback in this important process,

     

    Kimberly Shigeoka

    Human Resource Generalist

    Local Government

    Albemarle County, VA

    Ph: 434-296-5827 x5862

    Website: www.albemarle.org

  • AgroSpheres announces close of oversubscribed $750,000 seed round

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia – AgroSpheres announces the successful close of an oversubscribed seed round of $750,000 from local and international angel investors. AgroSpheres is a biotechnology company developing novel nanotechnologies aiming to set a new standard for bio-based delivery of active ingredients. The funding will be used to broaden utility of the platform, build a strong intellectual property portfolio, and outfit the company’s facilities.
     
    AgroSpheres has made significant breakthroughs in the effective and precise delivery of high-value biomolecules and chemicals to a wide range of intended targets. Using next-generation bioengineering and industrial fermentation allow AgroSpheres to out scale competitors at a lower cost.
     
    The platform’s focal point is a nanoscale bioparticle created from environmentally friendly microbes that can be functionalized by immobilizing and/or encapsulating active ingredients. Although the applicability of the platform is extremely versatile, the company is focused on developing their technology to innovate the fields of agriculture and industrial enzymes.
     
     “We are excited to be developing our technology for precision agriculture applications - we want to help farmers maximize their yields while minimizing their exposure to dangerous chemicals and the off-target exposure of agrochemicals to the environment,” said Payam Pourtaheri, Co-Founder.
     
    Ameer Shakeel, Co-Founder, said, “It is opportune timing for us to be making a cost-effective delivery vehicle for enzymes. We see growing value in using industrial enzymes as environmentally friendly, efficient alternatives to synthetic chemicals in various manufacturing industries.”
     
    Prior to this round of funding, the company was funded by $174,000 from grants and awards from competitions, most notably Thought for Food, The Collegiate Inventor’s Competition, VentureWell, and the Virginia Wine Board.  The company continues to receive strong support from the Charlottesville community and the University of Virginia, including the iLab incubator program.
     
    “The founders of AgroSpheres have created a groundbreaking nano-delivery technology by working across disciplines and leveraging multiple departments at the University of Virginia. The AgroSpheres Interdisciplinary Model has set a new standard for translational research and development,” said Dr. Mark Kester, Co-Founder.

  • Cavion Appoints Spyridon Papapetropoulos, M.D., Ph.D. as Executive Vice President, Research and Development and Chief Medical Officer

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--()--Cavion, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that Dr. Spyridon "Spyros" Papapetropoulos has joined as Executive Vice President, Research and Development and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Papapetropoulos will lead Cavion’s research and development organization to advance therapies based on the company’s T-type calcium channel (Cav3) platform.

    “Spyros joins the Cavion team at an exciting time. He is an experienced leader with a passion for conducting innovative trials that deliver new treatment options to patients with neurological diseases with limited treatment options,” said Cavion CEO and President Andrew Krouse. He added, “Spyros will help extend Cavion’s presence in the Boston/Cambridge area.”

    Dr. Papapetropoulos noted, “Cavion’s selective Cav3 modulating platform, which includes best-in-class clinical stage compounds, is expected to restore rhythmic neuronal firing in brain regions associated with a variety of chronic neurological diseases.” He added, “I look forward to working closely with Cavion’s team to apply innovative but empathetic approaches to achieving clinical breakthroughs. Our end goal is to bring safe, effective and accessible treatments to people with chronic neurological diseases, quickly and efficiently.”

    For full article, visit Business Wire

  • Senseonics and TypeZero Sign Development Agreement for Artificial Pancreas and Decision Support Systems

    GERMANTOWN, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

    Senseonics Holdings, Inc. (SENS), a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of Eversense®, a long-term, implantable continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system for people with diabetes, and TypeZero Technologies, Inc., a personalized diabetes management company, today announced the signing of a research and development license agreement to develop artificial pancreas and decision support systems that use the Eversense CGM System.

    The goal of the agreement is to integrate glucose readings from the Eversense CGM System into TypeZero’s inControl software platform, which includes decision support and artificial pancreas system solutions. Combined with insulin data, the continuous glucose readings from the Eversense sensor will equip TypeZero’s artificial pancreas algorithms to automatically adjust and regulate insulin delivery via a user’s insulin pump. The integration will also enable TypeZero’s decision support system to recommend optimal basal and bolus doses for insulin pen users.

    “We’re thrilled to partner with TypeZero with the goal of progressing the diabetes management field in providing solutions to help minimize the burden of diabetes for millions of people,” says Tim Goodnow, President and CEO of Senseonics. “It is particularly gratifying that the combined Eversense and inControl platform is intended to be used by either insulin pumpers or insulin pen users. The continuous long-term use of an accurate sensor such as Eversense combined with the clinically proven treatment algorithms of inControl has the promise of impacting both pump and pen users in a positive and meaningful way.”

    For full article, visit Yahoo Finance

  • Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Selects Contract Research Organization for Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Lead Compound TSC for Inoperable GBM Brain Cancer

    Company Release - 7/31/2017 8:30 AM ET

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diffusion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:DFFN), a clinical stage biotechnology company developing novel small molecule therapeutics for cancer and other hypoxia-related diseases, announced today that it has selected a premier Clinical Research Organization (CRO) to conduct a Phase 3 clinical trial of Diffusion's lead molecule, trans sodium crocetinate (TSC), in inoperable glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) patients.  Diffusion also entered into agreements with top tier partners to manage the MRI imaging, clinical data management, drug supply and other functions related to the trial. Diffusion plans to initiate this Phase 3 clinical trial by the end of 2017.

    “After reaching the critical milestone of manufacturing drug product for our Phase 3 trial earlier this month, we have now reached another major milestone with the selection of our full clinical trial team, including a leading global CRO and first-in-class providers of imaging and data management services,” said David Kalergis, Diffusion’s Chairman and CEO. “We are pleased to have engaged such skilled and experienced partners for this important endeavor.”

    Diffusion is now interacting with the FDA on details regarding the design and execution of the planned Phase 3 study. The study will focus on treating newly diagnosed GBM patients who have been judged by their medical team to be inoperable, usually because of the size or location of the tumor. Due to their poor prognosis, these patients are often excluded from participation in other GBM clinical trials. In the Company’s Phase 2 GBM trial, the TSC-treated inoperable group showed a nearly four-fold increase in survival at two years, compared to the control.

    For full article, visit Diffusion Pharmaceuticals 

  • Biovista expands Project Prodigy collaborations in personalized medicine

    Biovista and Hewlett Packard Enterprise to collaborate on next generation AI and Big Data Analytics to advance real-world personalized medicine at community hospital settings.

    Biovista announced today that it is collaborating with HPE to advance Biovista's Project Prodigy Big Data AI healthcare platform applied in the personalized medicine vertical. Advances from the HPE-Biovista collaboration will be used initially within the context of Biovista's existing collaboration with Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center (SBL), a hospital and health care organization that is home to more than 300,000 provider office visits per year.

    ...read more at PR Newswire

  • VividCortex Raises $8.5m

    VividCortex, the database performance management company that helps businesses improve application performance, reliability, and uptime, today announced that it has closed an $8.5 million Series A-1 round led by Osage Venture Partners (OVP). Bull City Venture Partners also participated in the round, as did all existing investors, including New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Battery Ventures. As part of the financing, OVP Partner David Drahms has been appointed to the VividCortex Board of Directors. To date, VividCortex has raised $15 million.

    ...

    Read more at prweb

  • Mission Secure Completes Fourth Successful Financing


    We are pleased to announce overwhelming investor support for another successful financing completed this month. Several early stage venture funds participated in the financing, in addition to high net worth, successful business leaders from across the U.S.

    Our Story and the Financing
     
    Mission Secure's largest financing to date will further our journey to protect control systems from cyber attacks in defense, oil & gas, power and transportation. The original concepts began in 2010 borne out of requests from the U.S. Department of Defense to identify cyber attacks on weapons systems and weapons platforms and still be able to carry out the mission - cyber resiliency. The University of Virginia began researching the topic leading to early prototypes for autonomous vehicles and various military applications. Successful entrepreneurs with proven track records taking novel technology and commercializing it for homeland security, public safety and clean energy co-founded Mission Secure in the summer of 2014 with the original UVA research team.

    Full story can be found at Charlottesville Tomorrow here

  • beCamp

    Join us for beCamp 
    September 15th & 16th, 2017 at 
    OpenSource Connections
    608 Preston Avenue, Suite 300
    Charlottesville, VA. 

    Learn more: becamp.org

     

     

  • New Cville Drupal Users Group Kickoff Meeting

    The Charlottesville Drupal Users Group is a community of designers, developers and communications specialists that share a special enthusiasm for our favorite open source content management software. We contribute code, experiences, tips and ideas in a friendly and open environment to help spread the success of Drupal to organizations and businesses across Central Virginia. 

    Kickoff Meeting: Wed Jul 12, 7:00 PM at South Street Brewery

    Event Info

  • City’s Open Data Portal Nears Launch

    July 2, 2017

    Tech-oriented and data-savvy folks soon will have the chance to dive deep into a new Charlottesville portal that will disclose public information about policing, property, traffic, parks, demographics and the environment.

    The launch of the city’s open data portal later this summer is part of an initiative that started last year to make the city government more transparent and encourage the growth of the city’s tech industry.

    “This is a really cool project,” Mayor Mike Signer said moments before the council unanimously adopted an official open data policy last month. “This will put us at the leading edge of governments doing this kind of thing.”

    Read Full Story From The Daily Progress

  • Virginia Bio Summer Mixer: July 27, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

    Take a break from the heat and come enjoy an evening with friends and meet new colleagues in the life science community!

    THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017
    5:30-7:30 PM
    i.Lab at UVA

    621 Nash Dr, Charlottesville

    Complimentary admission for all bioscience company employees, and university students and researchers with advanced registration. All others may purchase tickets. Due to the size of the facility, this event has a limited amount of spots and is only available with advanced registration (no walk-ins accepted). Parking is available in lot D5. 

  • Program Showcases Charlottesville’s Makers, Products

    A new initiative is promoting candy, furniture and software under a single brand: Made in Charlottesville.

    The program, sponsored by the city’s Office of Economic Development, aims to increase the visibility of businesses that design or manufacture products within the city limits.

    “There are many businesses in Charlottesville that are really well known nationally — even internationally — that no one knows about here,” said Jason Ness, business development manager for the city.

    Ness cited as examples Blanc Creatives, whose hand-forged cookware won the top prize in Garden & Gun magazine’s Made in the South Awards for 2015; and Rockbridge Guitar, which makes instruments for some of the world’s premier rock and folk musicians.

    Although these two businesses have a limited customer base in Charlottesville, Ness said they benefit the community by creating jobs and inspiring civic pride “... in knowing that these things were manufactured or made here.”

    Read Full Story From Cville Tomorrow

  • MACH37 Cyber Accelerator Opens Applications for Fall 2017 Session

    Fall 2017 Cohort Session to Begin on September 5th

    July 11, 2017 (HERNDON, Va.) – The MACH37 Cyber Accelerator has officially announced it will begin accepting applications from information security product startups and security entrepreneurs for its Fall 2017 (F17) Cohort that begins on September 5th. The MACH37 program consists of an intense 90-day program in which the selected startups are coached in all aspects of creating a successful and sustainable business.

  • First Wednesdays Meetup: August 2, 2017

    First Wednesdays Meetup of "Charlottesville Technologists": Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 6:00 PM at Charlottesville Draft Taproom (425 East Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22902)

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  • New Cville Office Space

    First, he brought you Studio IX, and now he’s set his sights on another collaborative workspace, one for whom he dubs the town’s creative entrepreneurs.

    In the Downtown Mall’s historic Bradbury building—the former Bank of America space—James Barton prepares to open Vault Virginia, where he says commercial atmosphere will meet a residential one in a number of “warm, inviting, art-infused and culturally refined” office spaces.

    Read Full Story from c-ville

  • Dave McClure Quits 500 Startups Over Sexual Harassment Scandal

    A sexual harassment scandal sweeping the Silicon Valley startup world intensified on Monday as high-profile investor Dave McClure resigned from his firm, 500 Startups, while another partner quit in protest and a second female entrepreneur came forward with allegations of misconduct.

    McClure’s resignation came after entrepreneur Sarah Kunst accused the investor of sexual harassment in a New York Times story published on Friday. 500 Startups initially responded by saying it had previously demoted McClure after an investigation.

    Read Full Story from FORTUNE

  • Tech-Girl’s Monthly Calendar of Events June-July 2017

    Activities & Events


    Live & Local

    • June 26-30 - The Art of Code: Tech-Girls Experience provides an opportunity for middle school girls to get hands-on with coding through art. Paint a masterpiece, create a symphony of sound, animate an avatar and so much more! Registration info.
    • June 30 - Tech Petting Zoo at Northside Library from 2:00-3:30pmMore info.
    • July 6 - Summertime STEM at Scottsville Library. Registration required.
    • July 6 - Lego Coding Unplugged at Gordon Avenue Library from3:00-4:00pmRegistration required.
    • July 17 - 3D Print Jewelry at Gordon Avenue Library from 6:30-7:30pmRegistration required.
    • July 17 - 3D Printing 101 at Northside Library from 6:30-7:30pmRegistration recommended.
    • July - Design-A-Bot at Crozet Library. More info.
    • Ongoing - Tinkering with Tech at Central Library from 4:30-5:30pm, second Wednesdays. More info.
    • Ongoing - Dare to Design STEAM at Central Library from 2:30-3:30pm, second and fourth Wednesdays. Registration required.
    • Ongoing - Tween Scene: STEAM at Louisa County Library from4:00-5:00pm, second Tuesdays. More info.
    • Ongoing - Northside Makerspace at Northside Library Tuesdays at6:00-8:00pm, Thursdays at 3:00-5:00pm & Saturdays 10:30am-12:30pm. Ages 11+ and patrons must be accompanied by adult 16 or order.

    Virtual & Global

    • August 19Summer Hackathon. BigParser is running a high school hackathon at Microsoft, Chevy Chase, MD. The hackathon will take place from 8:30am to 10:30pm.
    • Ongoing - Mozilla Clubsjoin others in your community to learn how to read, write and participate on the web. Find a club near you or start one yourself!
    • Ongoing - Made with Code for classes & workshops geared toward girls.
    • Ongoing - The Connectory, find an opportunity near you to connect your child to STEM learning.
  • Charlottesville Open Bio Labs: Building a 3D Printer!

    They Are Building a 3D printer!

    Open Bio Labs is building a 3D printer! They will begin the construction this week at their Biomaker meeting and will be using their weekly meetups as an opportunity to first build the machine, and then later to teach how to program and print it. If working on/with their 3D printer interests you, check out their meetup group in the link below!
    Every Wednesday at 6:30 pm
     

    Open Bio Labs
    300 W. Main Street #101b
    Charlottesville, VA 22903

    Join our Meetup Group now!

  • 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’sputting American jobs and consumers first and preventing thedecimation 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. 

  • 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.

  • Welld Health: Full-Stack Developer

    Welld unites everyone who benefits from a culture of wellness. Our platform is a hub for physicians, workplaces, fitness clubs, and individuals to come together for one purpose: to help people make great strides toward improving their well-being. Welld delivers proven wellness programs that improve health metrics through physical activity, lifestyle and fitness education, social connection and meaningful data.

    We're a small, flexible team looking for a senior full-stack developer. Ideal candidates will be familiar with Ruby on Rails, a modern Javascript framework or two (we use Ember), agile-ish development and some basic dev-ops. We'd like someone with enough experience to help us think through and make architectural and infrastructural decisions and who likes pair-programming, reviewing code and supporting a learning-positive environment.

    If you're interested, send us a note about you and your experience to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Generation 180: National Organizer

    Generation180 is a non-profit formed to raise awareness about the global transition to clean energy, the innovations that are offering new choices to individuals, and the associated cultural shift that will define our energy future.

    http://generation180.org/careers/ 

  • ExploreLearning - Software Engineer

    ExploreLearning, named one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia, seeks individuals who share our commitment to providing solutions that truly make a difference in the lives of students. We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, and an exciting and dynamic working environment in which creativity, teamwork and professional growth are valued and rewarded.

    View a list of job openings on our Careers page.

    Software Engineer – Systems Development
    http://blog.explorelearning.com/job/explorelearning-charlottesville-va-188-software-engineer-systems-development-requisition-vl-0002540/

  • Generation 180: Research Intern

    Generation180 is a non-profit formed to raise awareness about the global transition to clean energy, the innovations that are offering new choices to individuals, and the associated cultural shift that will define our energy future.

    http://generation180.org/careers/ 

  • Generation 180: Data Analytics Summer Associate

    Generation180 is a non-profit formed to raise awareness about the global transition to clean energy, the innovations that are offering new choices to individuals, and the associated cultural shift that will define our energy future.

    http://generation180.org/careers/ 

  • Generation 180: Web & Application Development Summer Associate

    Generation180 is a non-profit formed to raise awareness about the global transition to clean energy, the innovations that are offering new choices to individuals, and the associated cultural shift that will define our energy future.

    http://generation180.org/careers/ 

  • Generation 180: Digital Marketing Manager

    Generation180 is a non-profit formed to raise awareness about the global transition to clean energy, the innovations that are offering new choices to individuals, and the associated cultural shift that will define our energy future.

    http://generation180.org/careers/ 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Click here for the full story on Tech Crunch

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • Social SafeGuard: Client Service Specialist

    Posted 30 March 2017

    Social SafeGuard powers security, risk and compliance professionals to protect social and digital assets. The company’s flagship platform, the Social SafeGuard Platform, provides a reduced security risk exposure for enterprise and mid-market organizations, and supports social collaboration to foster corporate productivity. Social SafeGuard delivers its industry-leading solution for digital and social media risk management to a rapidly growing list of customers and partners worldwide.

    Social SafeGuard, a fast-growing, venture-funded software and information products company headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, is looking for exceptional individuals to join the team. Social SafeGuard’s corporate culture is guided by the principle that talented, motivated and inspired employees can achieve tremendous results for our customers. You will work with caring, committed team members. You will have the chance to demonstrate your skills and talent in an open work environment and you can make a real difference to our success.

    Job Title: Client Service Specialist

  • Social SafeGuard: Client Service Lead

    Posted 30 March 2017

    Social SafeGuard powers security, risk and compliance professionals to protect social and digital assets. The company’s flagship platform, the Social SafeGuard Platform, provides a reduced security risk exposure for enterprise and mid-market organizations, and supports social collaboration to foster corporate productivity. Social SafeGuard delivers its industry-leading solution for digital and social media risk management to a rapidly growing list of customers and partners worldwide.

    Social SafeGuard, a fast-growing, venture-funded software and information products company headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, is looking for exceptional individuals to join the team. Social SafeGuard’s corporate culture is guided by the principle that talented, motivated and inspired employees can achieve tremendous results for our customers. You will work with caring, committed team members. You will have the chance to demonstrate your skills and talent in an open work environment and you can make a real difference to our success.

  • UVA Housing & Residence Life: Access Control Specialist

    ACCESS CONTROL SPECIALIST

    posted 30 March 2017

    The University of Virginia, a public institution with an enrollment of 20,000 students, invites applications for the position of Access Control Specialist

    As a member of the Housing & Residence Life IT department, the Access Control Specialist is responsible for programming, troubleshooting, monitoring, and supporting card-based electronic door access control services in Housing & Residence Life (HRL) facilities. This position is responsible for managing door access through the University-wide CBORD® CS Gold® access control system. The Access Control Specialist reports to the Assistant Director of Information Technology.

  • 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.

  • Thrive Conference for Virginia Biosciences

    Attend THRIVE, Virginia Bio’s one-of-a-kind statewide conference where hundreds of executives from large companies to startups, healthcare providers, nonprofits, research universities, public sector, professional service providers, and an extensive group of large investors will be – ALL UNDER ONE ROOF! 

  • March 27, 2017 Darden Leadership Speaker Series Features Barbara Byrne

    When: 27 March 2017

    Time: 1:30 - 2:30

    Where: Darden’s Classroom 50

    Speaker: Barbara Byrne, Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, Barclays 

  • Main Street Arena to Become Beacon for Innovative Startups and Tech Enterprises

    Thursday, March 2, 2017Charlottesville, VA. Taliaferro Junction, LLC, and Jaffray Woodriff, announce the purchase of Main Street Arena, comprising the land and building at 230 West Main Street on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall.

  • Miller Center at the University of Virginia: Front-End Web Developer/Admin

    Position: Front-End Web Developer/Administrator

    Organization: Miller Center at the University of Virginia Location: Charlottesville, Virginia Website: millercenter.org

    Date: February 2017

  • Castle Hill Gaming: Data Scientist (posted 2/14/17)

    Castle Hill Gaming is seeking a Data Scientist to help us refine our products and help us make smarter decisions to deliver even better products. Castle Hill Gaming creates casino slot games for gaming markets all over the United States. We are looking for someone that is part scientist, part software engineer, and part hacker. You will work to identify and prioritize actionable, high-impact insights across our core business markets. 

  • Meriwether Startup Podcast Episode 1: Tracey Greene

    Meriwether Startup Report is a series of conversations with founders and those who support startups here in Charlottesville.

  • CBS 19 covers Tech Night Takeover

    Watch CBS 19's coverage of CBIC's Tech Night Takeover.

  • Mission Secure Inc.

    Mission Secure Inc. is an investor-backed cyber defense company providing next generation solutions to protect critical physical assets and control systems from cyber attacks. MSi’s patent-pending Secure Sentinel Platform enhances critical, physical system security by combining cyber cybersecurity, fault tolerance and automated control systems techniques into a unique system-aware cyber security solution to monitor, detect, inform, collect and automatically correct cyber attacks on physical systems in real time. For more information about current job openings, visit http://www.missionsecure.com/about-us/careers/ 

    Job posted 12/14/16: 

    We are hiring a smart, hardworking, person to execute on marketing initiatives that directly support selling the company's cyber defense solutions and cyber assessment services.  Industry experience is not required but the ability to grasp technically sophisticated concepts and convey them in a non-technical, simplified manner is necessary.

    Qualifications:
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to execute on multiple projects
    • Strong knowledge of new (digital/social media) and traditional marketing channels
    • Strong research and analytical skills to analyze competing companies and solutions and track vertical market research
    • Able to draft content and update website and develop marketing materials using graphic design/layout software
    • Excellent communicator both verbally and written
    • Self-starter able to work independently
    • At least four years marketing experience in a technology start-up
    • Bachelors degree required, MBA preferred

    Responsibilities
    • Update and execute quarterly marketing plans with the leadership team
    • Maintain vertically tailored marketing materials (case studies, tear sheets) around company's products for key industries
    • Assist with tailoring company CRM system and implementation for sales team
    • Manage company's contact database and email marketing/newsletters
    • Responsible for registering, coordinating and (in some cases) attending industry trade shows and conferences with various team members
    • Lead the company's PR efforts with media, trade journal, and industry analysts recognition
    • Enhancing company's website and search engine optimization

    Status: Full-time (open to part-time for initial period of time), position is immediately open.

    Location: Charlottesville, VA

    Compensation and Benefits:
    Part time: $25 per hour, twenty hours per week on average
    Full time: $55,000 base salary, eligible for incentive bonus awards, paid vacation.

    Interested candidates should email a cover letter describing their background and why they would be a good fit for the position along with a resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Borrowed and Blue

    Borrowed & Blue, a Charlottesville, Virginia-based wedding vendor marketplace, is led by co-founder & CEO Adam Healey and his wife Christin. Borrowed & Blue is a marketplace for couples to plan and book related items and services from wedding vendors across the United States. The company, which has additional offices in Boulder, Colorado, is focused on enabling couples to discover vendors through their work. Every photo on the site is tagged with the relevant vendors whose work is featured, and links to detailed information about that vendor. B&B says it is servicing millions of visitors a year, with 18,000 vendors already actively using the service online and via an iOS app, available in the App Store. For information on current job openings, visit https://www.borrowedandblue.com/jobs 

  • Off Campus Partners

    Off Campus Partners operates the official off-campus housing website for over 100 colleges and universities around the country --and growing. We provide apartment communities and management companies targeted marketing to universities' off-campus housing markets by listing their properties on the university website. Universities select Off Campus as their exclusive outsourcing partner, embed their software within the university website, and promote the service to students, parents, and faculty/staff.  Please visit our website to view specific job opportunities. 

     

  • Scitent Seeking Freelance Technical Professional

    Posted November 2016: Scitent is seeking a freelancer who will:

    • Assist the content team in building online course content using HTML CSS, and Javascript and other content-building tools such as Storyline and Captivate. working with our platforms
    • Create graphics, with an aim of providing a great experience for Scitent’s customer base.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Inova Solutions: Software Engineer (Nov 2016)

    About Inova: We are located in downtown Charlottesville and offer a flexible, modern work environment.  We strive to help large and mid-sized companies serve their customers better and to help universities and community colleges keep their faculty and staff safe and informed.   www.inovasolutions.com 

    Inova Solutions is seeking an experienced software engineer to work within a skilled Agile development team.

  • STAB Teen Hackathon Seeks Community Partners and Volunteers

    Charlottesville, Va., Nov. 16, 2016 – In partnership with Mozilla, St. Anne's-Belfield School will host its second annual SPARK high school hackathon on Jan. 28 and 29. In preparation for the event, SPARK  organizers seek community mentors, partners, and sponsors to participate in learning and making throughout the weekend.

  • U.Va. Research Computing System Engineer, Senior Engineer & DevOps Engineer

    The University of Virginia has recently embarked upon an ambitious effort to improve its research computing infrastructure. The initiatives over the past several years include deployment of a large-scale high-performance computing cluster and a secure virtual-environment data analytics platform; provision of centralized multi-tiered storage solutions; and a recent upgrade of the campus network backbone.

    This much-enhanced cyber infrastructure has set the stage for unprecedented growth in research activity. In order to capitalize on this momentum and to accelerate future scientific breakthroughs using our state-of-the-art computing environment, the University is assembling a world-class team of highly skilled individuals in advanced research computing fields.

    Individuals with technical competency in HPC and scientific computing, and those who enjoy the challenges involving complex data and computing problems are strongly encouraged to apply for one or more of the three positions being offered in Information Technology Services (ITS) at the University of Virginia.

    We are looking for:

  • StoreYourBoard Wins BigCommerce Innovation Award

    10 Most Profitable Ecommerce Innovations of 2016 – And Exactly How Charlottesville's  StoreYourBoard Did It

    BigCommerce today announced the winners of the 2016 BigCommerce Innovation Awards, an international contest recognizing noteworthy technical achievement and ecommerce innovations.

  • Latest report from CBRE-Charlottesville: Development of Class A office space viable

    As unique as Charlottesville is, it is not immune to the economic laws of supply and demand. The market for office space in Charlottesville is a great case in point.

  • Booz Allen Hamilton – Full Stack Developers, Sys Admins & IT Analytics

    Booz Allen Hamilton is always looking for talented full stack developers, systems administrators, and business analytics.  We have a number of positions in the Charlottesville area where you can build your career with a top tier company.  We offer training and a generous benefits package. Below are some of skills we are looking for.  If you have some of these skills – Let’s Talk! Lance Holland (434) 207-8006  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Full Stack Developers

    • Strong background in Java!
    • Understanding of Object Oriented concepts, design patterns, and various open-source toolkits and frameworks
    • Familiarity with all aspects of Software Development Life Cycle
    • Experience with using HTML and CSS, XML, and XLST including CSS frameworks
    • Experience with developing front-end applications using TypeScript, JavaScript, and JavaScript frameworks, including Angular.js or Ember.js
    • Experience with server-side application development using languages, including Java, PHP, or Python
    • Experience with usability analysis, testing, and client-facing engagements, including design discussions and product demonstrations
    • Experience with testing frameworks, including Jasmine, Karma, or Selenium
    • Experience with a structured build tools such as Gulp or Grunt

    Additional Qualifications:

    • Experience working in a Linux environment with BASH/PERL scripting is helpful
    • Java build tools, including Maven or Gradle 
    • JavaScript build tools, including Gulp and NPM 
    • Network security, including access and authorization for PKI and chain trusting 
    • Agile development methodologies 
    • Additional programming languages, including Golang, C, and C# 
    • Knowledge of JIRA, Confluence, Git, and GitLab 
    • Knowledge of Web development, JavaScript, JSON REST, Web architecture, and HTTP specification 

    Other Requirements:

    • Degree requirements depend on the position. Some will allow for GED plus relevant experience, others require a BS or MS depending on level.
    • Some positions require security clearances, others require the ability to obtain a clearance. Our preference is if for developers with at least a Secret or TS/SCI clearance.

     

    System Administrators

    • Experience in IT systems hardware and systems configuration, management, and administration with at least 1 of those years of experience with DoD classified systems and networks 
    • Experience with installing and managing hardware components, including desktops, servers, storage devices, or network switches
    • Experience with systems, storage, or network administration in Windows, Linux, Solaris, NetApp, Cisco, or Brocade, including installing, configuring, and maintaining configuration control for multiple software applications
    • Experience with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Visio 
    • HS diploma or GED or 3 years of experience in a professional work environment or BA or BS degree in Computer Engineering, CS, Information Systems, or IT 
    • DoD 8570 compliance Certification, including Security+ required 

      Additional Qualifications 
      -Experience with managing network changes using an ITIL framework 
      -Experience with Matlab and modeling and simulation software 
      -AA or AS degree in CS, Information Systems, IT, or a related field preferred; BA or BS degree in Computer Engineering, CS, Information Systems, IT, or a related field a plus 

     

    IT Business Analytics

    • Experience with planning, designing, implementing, and analyzing business analytic solutions, including the creation of enterprise dashboards, reporting tools, and alerting mechanisms 
    • AA or AS degree and 8+ years of experience with IT systems administration and engineering, including responsibilities related to maintaining high systems availability and secure systems posture, such as patching and maintenance or BA or BS degree and 6+ years of experience with IT systems administration and engineering 
    • DoD 8570 Certification, including Security+, CASP, CISSP, or CISM 

    Additional Qualifications: 

    • Experience with enterprise visualization tools, including Tableau, Spotfire, Splunk, and PowerBI 
    • Experience with designing, implementing, and managing service level agreements (SLAs) and key performance indicators (KPIs) 
    • Experience with data and trend analyses to identify areas of process improvement, technical deficiencies, capacity management, and areas of opportunity 
      -Experience with the management and operational use of systems monitoring tools, including SolarWinds, Splunk, or Microsoft SCOM 
      -Experience with developing and enhancing operational procedures and new innovative solutions to address current and emerging IT challenges 
      -Knowledge of ITIL change managements and problem management best practices 
      -Ability to work independently and as a team member to solve difficult technical challenges on a global scale 
      -Possession of excellent team collaboration skills 
      -BA or BS degree in CS, Computer Engineering, or Network Engineering 
      -PMP or ITILv3 Certification 
  • CIT and Virginia Tech Release New Broadband Availability Map

    Interactive map shows broadband access and available service providers across the Commonwealth

    November 8, 2016 (HERNDON, VA) – The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today that the latest edition of the Virginia Broadband Availability Map has been released and includes several new dynamic features.

  • Charlottesville-based Startup Borrowed & Blue Raises $7M in Series A Funding

    Borrowed & Blue, a Charlottesville, Virginia-based wedding vendor marketplace, raised $7m in Series A funding.

  • TEDxCharlottesville 2016: The Power of One: November 11 @ Paramount Theater

    The fourth annual TEDxCharlottesville will be held at the historic Paramount Theater in beautiful downtown Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday, November 11th.

  • Neon Guild Monthly Meetup: Nov 15, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, November 15, 6-8pm

    Stop Starting, Start Finishing - How Kanban maximizes IT Customer Value

  • U.Va. Licensing & Ventures Group: Licensing /Business Development Professional

    Posted November 2016

    University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group Position Description

    TITLE: Licensing /Business Development Professional

    SUPERVISOR: Director, Licensing

    I. POSITION DESCRIPTION

    The Licensing Professional is charged with assisting the University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group (UVA LVG) in its mission to maximize the impact of UVA’s innovation assets via commercialization, while providing high levels of customer service, value-added business development, new venture creation, and a focus on driving quality transactions.

    II. BACKGROUND

    The University of Virginia is a comprehensive research university located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Home to 11 schools, UVA is consistently rated among the top public universities and a university “best values” in the United States. Further, UVA boasts 12,000 faculty and staff, a greater than $7.5 billion endowment, 20 members of the national academies, 2 research parks, and top ten ranked schools of business, commerce, and law. During the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2015, the University performed $285 MM in research expenditures (including $187 MM in federal expenditures) in 1.5 MM square feet of research, laboratory, and studio space.

    UVA LVG is the intellectual property management and innovation commercialization organization for UVA’s research portfolio (www.lvg.virginia.edu ). Founded in 1977 as a 501(c)(3) UVA affiliated foundation, UVA LVG receives ~200 invention disclosures, executes ~80 commercial transactions, and launches 5-7 new companies each year. During the 2016 fiscal year, UVA LVG issued 67 patents in the US and abroad.

    In 2014, the University set forth the following as one of its five pillars of “The Cornerstone Plan”:

    “Strengthen the University’s capacity to advance knowledge and serve the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through research, scholarship, creative arts and innovation.”

    To achieve this objective, UVA has recently invested considerable resources to support innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship.

    Each year, UVA deploys ~$2 million in translational research funding to advance promising discoveries and technologies closer to commercial/clinical endpoints. Each fund is managed by an interdisciplinary, advisory board of experts and provides project management support.

    III. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    Reporting to the Director, Licensing, the responsibilities are to:

    Serve as a primary case manager and business development professional for a large portfolio of high-impact UVA inventions. These tasks include the following:

    • Solicit new invention disclosures from UVA faculty, staff and students; • Perform technical, commercial and legal due diligence, including prior art searches, market analyses and commercial pre-marketing; • Develop and execute strategies to develop and protect the University’s intellectual property; • Structure, draft and negotiate complex, productive legal agreements, including, but not limited
    to materials transfer agreements, tangible materials licenses, non-disclosure agreements, option/evaluation licenses, non-exclusive licenses, exclusive licenses, etc.; • Provide review and support on behalf of LVG for UVA sponsored research, materials transfer, confidentiality and strategic partnership agreements; • Manage high-profile and high-impact industry, translational research and/or foundation relationships; • Identify technologies/opportunities for commercialization from within the university that may support new venture creation and engineer strategies to develop such opportunities. • Proactively and vigorously market UVA technologies via new and existing networks of private sector relationships; • Assume leadership role in LVG initiatives; • Serve as the primary customer-service liaison to a large contingent of University departments, centers and programs; • Manage scientific and legal interns as designated by the Director, Licensing; • Actively participate in UVA local and regional events/activities promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and intellectual property awareness in the region (including those activities taking place after regular business hours); and • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and the Director, Licensing.

    IV. QUALIFICATIONS:

     Required: o Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering field; o Positive attitude; resourcefulness; o Strong oral and written communication skills; o Strong organizational abilities; o Ability to work independently.

     Strongly preferred:

    o Two years, full-time, related work experience; o Master’s degree in Science or Engineering or a professional degree (MBA); o Knowledge of and experience with patent preparation/prosecution, contract negotiation, business development, and university technology commercialization; o Experience working in a university environment.

    V. COMPENSATION

    Salary is commensurate with experience.

    The University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, handicap or any other classification protected by applicable law.

    VI. TO APPLY

    Qualified candidates are invited to apply for the position of Licensing Analyst by submitting a cover letter and resume/CV electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please direct questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 434.924.7523.

  • U.Va. Alumnus Entrepreneur's Care + Wear Products Designed With Patients In Mind

    After having a central catheter inserted in their arm, some patients are told that their best option for covering and protecting the insertion site is a cut-off tube sock. Chaitenya Razdanthought there had to be a better way.

  • YLAI Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition Hosted at U.Va. Nov 4, 2016

    Friday, November 4, 9:30AM until 11:15AM, Darden Classroom 120
    Come hear 10 dynamic young entrepreneurs from 9 different countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region pitch their start-up business and social ventures! These Young Leaders of the Americas (YLAI) Professional Fellows are in the United States on a highly competitive, six-week program sponsored by the White House and U.S. Department of State.  MORE INFO & RSVP

  • Inova Health System and the University of Virginia Plan Comprehensive Research and Education Partnership to Accelerate Joint Discovery, Application of Medical Research, and Commercialization of New Discoveries

    Partnership will include joint recruitment of eminent scientists, researchers and investigators to the Commonwealth of Virginia to facilitate health innovations

  • Charlottesville Sees Growth in Global Network of Companies Using Business as Force for Good

    As a public benefit company, our commitment to helping people improve their health and family circumstances is as strong as our commitment to sound business practices. That's why we're proud to have achieved Certified B Corp status.

  • CRCF Grant Money Available to Commercialize Products and Services - Deadline to Apply November 10

    Do you need funding to advance an early-stage technology? Will a $50k or $100k grant help commercialize your product or service? If your work is in one or more of these sectors – Advanced Manufacturing, Cyber Security, Energy, Environment, IT, Life Sciences, or Unmanned Systems – keep reading!

  • UVA Innovation Showcased at Lifetime Learning Lecture

    Some of the most promising technological innovations at the University of Virginia got a round of applause at Alumni Hall before the Virginia Cavaliers football team took the field Saturday.

    Innovation at UVa was the subject of the latest “More Than the Score” lecture, organized by the university’s Lifetime Learning program. About 200 people attended, many wearing orange and blue in support of the Cavaliers.

  • CBIC's Educator of the Year Inspires Entrepreneurship Through Engineering

    In his Monticello High School engineering class, none of Eric Bredder's students seem to care that their workspace smells like gasoline. All of the students are ensconced in an individual project that they dreamed up and pulled together with little input. That’s just how Bredder wants it.

  • Sign Up for R&D Tax Credit Webinar October 24

    The federal and Virginia R&D tax credits are often overlooked or underutilized by eligible companies.

    Companies should make sure they are gaining full benefit of these tax laws to help fund operations and improve the bottom line.

  • A Global Girl Data Movement

    October 11 is a special day for Tech-Girls. We launched on the first International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2012. It’s a day when activist groups come together under the same goal to highlight, discuss, and take action to advance rights and opportunities for girls everywhere.

  • Virginia Bioscience Commercialization Luncheon October 13

    Plan to join Virginia Bio for a discussion around women building biotechnology in Virginia. This lunch meeting, to be held on Thursday, October 13 at 11:30 am in Richmond, follows on a conference that took place in September at the Anova Center for Personalized Health on 'Women Building Bio: the XX Factor'. 

  • Tech Tour Focuses on Next Generation Technology Leaders

    The 2016 Tech Tour, a local event to introduce area middle and high school students to the dynamic high technology world that exists in the Charlottesville/Albemarle County metro region, kicked off at 9:00 am at Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Earl Dickinson Center. 

  • Shortening the Toxic Clock

    Agrospheres, a student-led, Charlottesville-based start-up, has created a new biologic treatment that safely degrades harmful pesticides from crops in a matter of hours, condensing a process that can take weeks or months to occur naturally.

  • City Looks to Refine Tech Tax Credit as Expiration Looms

    As a longtime tax credit for Charlottesville tech businesses nears the end of its life, city officials are looking for ways to expand the incentive to reach more local innovators.

  • UVA's Licensing and Ventures Group Hires Seed Fund Director to Shepherd Innovations

    Robert J. Creeden has joined the University of Virginia’s Licensing & Ventures Group as its first managing director of the UVA Seed Fund and New Ventures.

  • Computer Resource Team: Entry-Level Tech Job for Recent Grad at $50k/annually

    Posted September 2016:

    CRT has THE job for every recent grad who keeps hearing that they are a great candidate but they need some work experience!  
    This is basically THE job for the recent grads that keep hearing they don’t get a job because they don’t have the experience!!! Our long term client near Charlottesville is in need of an entry level boy/girl Friday. The ideal candidate will be a recent grad with an IT degree.  (Ideally with an interest in application development vs. help desk or project management). The right candidate would know some basic code (from coursework, projects or work) in maybe CSS/HTML and/or JavaScript.  They will be testing the applications at first to learn them and will be mentored in .Net and Angularjs.  (Great resume builders for IT grads!).  The soft skills they desire are: eagerness to learn, intellectual curiosity, respectfulness and a collaborative personality. The pay is $50,000.00/year with raises and promotions for the right candidate.   

    Fore more info or to apply, contact:

    Jen McKeon, Senior Account Manager, CRT, at 804-767-2587 (Direct), 804-239-2785 (Mobile) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. || www.crtinc.com
     

  • HemoSonics' Clinical Studies Show Rapid and Comprehensive Measurement of Coagulation at the Point-of-Care

    HemoSonics, a UVA-affiliated medical device company, has announced the publication of four journal articles, accompanied by an editorial, in Anesthesia & Analgesia describing the first clinical experiences with the Quantra™ Hemostasis Analyzer, a groundbreaking system designed to transform and improve the management of critical bleeding.

  • In Memoriam: John C. Herr, Ph.D., UVA Champion of Translational Research

    John C. Herr, 68, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Research in Contraceptive and Reproductive Health, died unexpectedly on September 17 after having participated in the Gene Arnold Memorial Special Olympics 10K Run & 2 Mile Walk at Meriwether Lewis Elementary School in Ivy.

  • SafeSharp, Developer of Gel to Dissolve Syringe Needles and Destroy its Pathogens, is Entering its Initial Fundraising Period

    A new company with a global safety and environmental mission, SafeSharp LLC, is announcing its initial fundraising period commences September 22, 2016, to bring its breakthrough technology to market. SafeSharp is entering its initial public fundraising round, to fund additional patents and to begin field testing of the SafeSharp Dissolver Gel and optimal delivery methods.

  • CIT Assists Powhatan County with Broadband Assessment and Expansion Plan

    The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) has announced a major step in its collaborative work with Powhatan County in which a countywide broadband assessment was conducted in order to identify Powhatan’s broadband goals.

  • Emerging Cybersecurity, Big Data and Analytics companies: Nominate your CEO for AlphaTech

    AlphaTech Group, Inc., an exclusive, CEO-level program serving emerging Mid-Atlantic companies within the cybersecurity, big data and data analytics industries, has announced the call for nominations for its 2016-2017 class of founders and C-level executives.

  • i.Lab Incubator Company, Here's My Story, Featured in the NYT

    AVERY CHENOWETH spent childhood summers on a front porch in Tennessee, where adults would say, over pitchers of martinis as fans slowly turned, “If you listen carefully, you may learn something.” He’s still learning.

  • Altenergy, Inc. Recognized for Providing Jobs and Clean Energy in Virginia, Maryland, D.C. and Idaho

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, Sept. 7, 2016 — Solar power is a booming business worldwide, and local installer Altenergy, Inc. is among the companies recently named to an annual and well-recognized list of North America’s top solar contractors.

  • WillowTree Cited as 1 of 7 US Companies with Ecstatic Employees

    August, 2016: Mint Life recently teamed up with Glassdoor to determine the best U.S companies to work for according to its employees, and Charlottesville's own WillowTree was cited as one of 7! Whether you’re on the hunt for your first job, or simply looking to shift gears, here’s a selection of Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work 2016” winners, chosen by those who know a company best – employees.

    READ THE FULL ARTICLE

  • CIT Announces New Appointments to Innovation and Entrepreneurship Authority

    The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) has announced the election of Michael Steed, Founder and Managing Partner of Paladin Capital Group, as Chairman, and Duffy Mazan, CTO of CourseMaven, as Vice-Chairman of the CIT Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of its parent authority, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority (IEIA).

  • VibeThink Corporation Names New President

    Vibethink Corporation (VBTK) announced today changes to its management structure to support its strategic growth plan. Vibethink CEO, Kurt Wassenaar announced that Vibethink President Ryan DeRose would be stepping down to pursue new ventures.

  • Business Insider Ranks UVA Top Public School, 9th Overall

    What makes a college great? They provide a quality education and graduate students on time, they set graduates up to earn well-paying jobs early in their career, and they provide a memorable and enjoyable campus experience that instills pride and loyalty for decades to come.

  • Marketing Mojo Named to Inc. 5000's List of Fastest Growing Private Companies

    For the second time since opening its doors in 2005, Marketing Mojo, a digital marketing agency founded in Charlottesville, Va., has been recognized byInc. magazine for its business growth.

  • Albemarle County Teachers Receive Grants for Tech Innovation

    Two community-based programs highlight the Shannon Foundation grants received by Albemarle County Public Schools teachers this year. Eight schools will benefit from 11 grants totaling $12,344, and each proposal advances the school division’s project-based learning model.

  • Treating Diabetes with Data

    Like many good ideas, the idea behind Ed Deng’s diabetes management app began at home.

    The University of Virginia alumnus, who graduated in 2000 and now lives in Taiwan, has watched his parents and grandparents painstakingly navigate the daily challenges that come with Type II diabetes, knowing that he, too, is at risk for the disease. He saw firsthand how important it is for patients to track their illness throughout each day and how cumbersome and inefficient that monitoring process could be.

  • Data's Big Promise: Unlocking New Ways to Innovate

    Not long ago, only a handful of pioneering firms such as Amazon, LinkedIn, and Google had access to what we now call big data. Today, companies in all industries sweep up, store, and analyze torrents of never-before-available transactional and consumption data, capturing information about their customers, competitors, suppliers, and operations.

  • Why You Should Learn to Code

    HTML code

    Why learn to code? In some ways, writing software is the basis of digital literacy. Steve Jobs said programming “teaches you how to think.”

  • IP Webinar: Licensing Do’s and Don'ts

    Join Robin Vance from McGuire Woods, in our fifth installment of the Intellectual Property webinar series. She will provide information on licensing do's and don'ts focused on biotech agreements & IP licensing issues relating to University research and licensing opportunities.

  • Tech Tour Scheduled for October 11

    CBIC’s annual Tech Tour is a day-long event that introduces area middle and high school students to our region’s technology companies and exposes students to the diverse career possibilities offered by our regional technology community.The program is designed to help youth envision themselves as technology innovators. Nearly 100% volunteer driven, each annual tour organizes upwards of 400 area middle and high school students who visit more than 70 technology related companies and organizations in a single day!

  • i.Lab Entrepreneur Tests the Chemistry of a Good Brew

    Charlottesville, VA,July 22, 2016 -- Positioned squarely along both the Monticello Wine Trail and Virginia’s Brew Ridge Trail, Charlottesville has become a favorite destination for beer and wine lovers alike. New barrelhouses and tasting rooms are popping up all the time.

    But until now it was difficult for local companies to access some essential support services that brewers and winemakers need. A new company out of the University of Virginia’s i.Lab Incubator is filling that gap.