• Innovators Row to Showcase Startups

    Innovators Row to Showcase Startups at Awards Gala – Applications Due April 30  

    The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) has issued a call to Central Virginia startups to participate in the annual CBIC Awards Gala. Now in its third year at the Gala, Innovators Row has become a popular feature where established tech community veterans can meet the young disruptors literally circling the entrance to the ceremony.

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  • Leading Innovators to be Honored at Awards Gala

    The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council has announced the finalists for its 2016 awards. Building on last year's expanded line-up of award categories, this year's finalists represent some of the most inspiring technology-centric business leaders, teachers, student entrepreneurs and organizations in the region.

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  • Artificial Pancreas Might Be Ready in 2017 for Diabetics

    A local startup company, TypeZero Technologies, and a University of Virginia (UVA) research program have attracted national attention for the development of their artificial pancreas system.

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  • The Intangible ROI of Community Involvement

    When is the last time you were able tell senior management in your organization the expected financial return on investment (ROI, because there’s always an acronym) for time spent volunteering?

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  • Forbes Highlights C'ville Tech Scene

    This month, a Forbes magazine article titled "How Revolutions In Finance And Education Are Transforming Virginia's Purpose Economy" highlighted Charlottesville's social-driven entrepreneurship and innovation.

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  • Virginia Recognized as TechHire State

    Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia is one of the newest members of the TechHire initiative, a White House program that aims to meet national employer demands by partnering with states and localities to create sustainable pathways to the workforce, specifically for under-served populations.

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  • Bringing Change Agents Together and Shaping Them for the Future

    “There are all these cool things happening here in Charlottesville that are building the innovation-based ecosystem. Our job at CBIC is to be the collaborator and break down those silos and make sure everybody knows what's happening in that community.”

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  • Cville Ranks #1 in VC Funding Growth

    According to this report by the National Venture Capital Association, nine companies in the Charlottesville, VA MSA received $27.7 million in venture funding in 2015. That makes Charlottesville #1 out of 133 MSAs in both the greatest growth (at 55.2 percent ) and the greatest rate of growth as measured by venture investment dollars with a 156.5 percent increase since 2010.

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  • The Path to a Patent: 5 Things to Consider

    If you are a startup or a solo inventor, you may have thought of applying for a patent as one form of intellectual property protection. This blog post attempts to set forth some very basic concepts of patenting that a startup or a solo inventor must be aware of. Of course, there are many more issues to keep in mind, including whether you should even apply for a patent or go for other forms of protection (trade secret, copyright, etc.). Some scenarios are presented below.

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  • Inaugural Cville Startup Career Fair Successful

    In early February 2016, dozens of fast-growing startups and innovative non-profits connected with local students and entrepreneurs and U.Va. alumni to discover internships and job opportunities, and to learn the modern skills needed in tomorrow’s workforce. 

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  • UVA $10M Seed Fund

    Starting in 2016, the University of Virginia will be propelling entrepreneurship into the market like never before. The University’s new Seed Fund will deploy $10 million over 10 years to help commercialize UVA technologies and opportunities.

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  • CBIC Leads Tech Policy Discussion with Women in Tech

    Women in Tech recently hosted Tracey Greene, CBIC's Executive Director, and Cassandra Stish, CBIC Board Member, for its inaugural TechTober Update. Greene and Stish led the discussion about the crucial importance of policy to the survival and growth of our local and statewide tech community.

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  • 1 Innovators Row to Showcase Startups
  • 2 Leading Innovators to be Honored at Awards Gala
  • 3 Artificial Pancreas Might Be Ready in 2017 for Diabetics
  • 4 The Intangible ROI of Community Involvement
  • 5 Forbes Highlights C'ville Tech Scene
  • 6 Virginia Recognized as TechHire State
  • 7 Bringing Change Agents Together and Shaping Them for the Future
  • 8 Cville Ranks #1 in VC Funding Growth
  • 9 The Path to a Patent: 5 Things to Consider
  • 10 Inaugural Cville Startup Career Fair Successful
  • 11 UVA $10M Seed Fund
  • 12 CBIC Leads Tech Policy Discussion with Women in Tech

Celebrating Charlottesville Tech Innovation!

The annual CBIC Awards Gala gathers more than 350 business leaders, entrepreneurs, government officials, and academia to honor individuals and organizations for their noteworthy contributions to the marketplace through their high-tech innovation and/or leadership.

The 18th Annual Awards Gala will take place on May 26, 2016 at the Boar's Head in Charlottesville, VA.

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    The Charlottesville area is recognized for its exceptional high-tech community and entrepreneurial spirit. CBIC is proud to spotlight leadership in these areas annually through the highly anticipated CBIC Awards.
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    CBIC's annual Tech Tour is all about igniting local students' interest in technology-related careers and showing the variety of opportunities available in our community to pursue their passions.
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