Charlottesville, VA, December 1, 2018– The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 CBIC Awards, CBIC’s signature event honoring Central Virginia's most innovative organizations, startups and individuals and highlighting technology, innovation, and entrepreneurial excellence. 

Nominations for the 21st Annual CBIC Awards may now be submitted by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the nominee's name, contact information (email and phone number), and the award category/ies. Nominees will be contacted for further details later.

"Charlottesville has all the ingredients to be a national leader in business innovation, venture capital investment, and high-wage job creation," said Tracey Greene, CBIC Executive Director and co-chair of the 2019 CBIC Awards Gala. "CBIC members, sponsors and partners work year-round to nurture an atmosphere of innovation celebrated by the CBIC Awards and now a brand for our region and to ensure Charlottesville remains a leader in tech, innovation and startups."

The 2019 CBIC Awards include the following categories:

  • CBIC Entrepreneur of the Year
  • CBIC Business of the Year
  • CBIC Innovator of the Year
  • CBIC Startup of the Year
  • CBIC Job Creator of the Year
  • CBIC Educator of the Year
  • CBIC Student Entrepreneur of the Year
  • CBIC Volunteer of the Year
  • CBIC Social Good Award

Award winners will be determined by a panel of judges with the exception of the winners of the CBIC Social Good Award, chosen by gala participants, and the CBIC Volunteer of the Year, awarded by the CBIC Board of Directors.

The recipient of the CBIC Educator of the Year will receive a $2,500 CBIC Technology in Education Grant to support innovation education in the classroom, and the CBIC Student Entrepreneur of the Year recipient will receive a $1,000 CBIC Student Innovator Grant to help advance their innovation-based business. All other honorees receive commemorative awards and other recognitions.

Another crowning moment during the ceremony, is the honoring of two remarkable students who will both receive $2,500 CBIC Tech Tour Scholarships to pursue their STEM-focused higher education.

For a look back at highlights from last year’s awards gala, check out this video.

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