While sitting on the beach one day in Amelia Island, Florida, I noticed my children (6 and 5 at the time) frantically building something in the sand. The detail at which they were scalping this thing was beautiful. They ran over to me when it was finished and said, “Daddy, Daddy, look what we created!” I responded, “What a beautiful sandcastle you built!” They both looked at me and laughed replying, “Don’t be silly, it’s a rocket ship.” From that day forward, I’ve been mesmerized by innovators and entrepreneurs.
Why learn to code? In some ways, writing software is the basis of digital literacy. Steve Jobs said programming “teaches you how to think.”
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- Charlottesville is among the top cities for entrepreneurs according to a new report from Entrepreneur magazine.
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!
RICHMOND, VA, July 21, 2016 – Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia and Village Capital will host the weeklong Virginia Velocity Tour, which will provide $125,000 in funding to startups in the biotechnology, health, energy, agriculture, and security sectors.
The UVA Health System’s Department of Otolaryngology is using 3-D printed skulls to train interns on medical procedures – a practice that is not only benefitting medical students and residents, but also patients.
Beyond the many accolades that are heaped on Charlottesville as a great place to live (happiest town in America, best place to live in the country, the most beautiful college campus in the US, one of the hippest mid-size towns … and the list goes on …), Charlottesville is emerging as a mini-tech powerhouse. From student entrepreneurs to startups to some of the fastest growing tech companies in America, Charlottesville’s tech scene is thriving.
Not all napkin sketches turn into good ideas. But all good ideas started with the napkin sketch, or some simple means that allowed us to snatch the spark of innovation out of the ether and quickly pin it to the corporeal realm.
Why spend time volunteering? Most of the time, it means working behind-the-scenes for the greater good, to be part of something that is bigger than you that’s changing the world or at least your part of it. You don’t do it for the recognition, but because you are passionate about the work. So being recognized as the 2016 Volunteer of the Year was an honor and icing on the cake of my volunteer experience with CBIC.
What can you do if your organization is too laid back? If the people lack urgency? If you’re missing targets?
The National Venture Capital Association recently named Charlottesville the fastest growing venture ecosystem in the United States.
May 4, 2016 -- The Commonwealth of Virginia has dedicated $4 million in the state budget over the next two years to support the UVA Focused Ultrasound Center. This investment will have an incredible impact across the state, accelerating progress toward new cures, attracting additional funding, and stimulating the economy and jobs.
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?
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.
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.
Tech on Tap + CBIC Annual Meeting
CBIC Tech Tour: Visit Your Future