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Charlottesville: The Little Tech Engine that Could

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.

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Collaborating to Compete

Throughout my career I’ve had the tremendous opportunity to promote all things Virginia. The many times I have visited Charlottesville – there’s always a feeling about the community, you’ve really got it going on. Through increased collaboration, the environment for innovation and entrepreneurship in Charlottesville will only intensify the ability to compete.

In the recent book “The Metropolitan Revolution,” and the conversation many enjoyed with Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institute during his visit to Richmond last year, it is said there are three things to help ignite a metropolitan revolution: create a network where everyone moves in the same lanes together; celebrate and champion the distinctive feature for the region; and figure out the game changer.

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Cville Tech, Innovation, Startup & Entrepreneur Resources

As the executive director of CBIC, I'm often asked, "Where do the local tech and entrepreneurial people meet up, how can I stay informed about local happenings, and what startup resources are nearby?"

On behalf of CBIC, I curate a weekly opt-in e-newsletter, which provides answers and insights into these very questions. In addition, CBIC maintain the below inventory of active groups, meet-ups, funding sources, online forums, jobs boards, makerspaces, accelerators, and more that collectively stitch together and inform our tech, entrepreneurial and innovation-based start-up ecosystem: 

Meetups

 

Startup Funding Sources


Incubators, Accelerators and Entrepreneurial Startup Spaces

Related Ecosystem News Story: CVille Tomorrow: Local Startups Need More Common Space Connections

 

Entrepreneurial Training | Workshops | Bootcamps

News Sources, Online Forums, Slack Channels, Google Groups, Etc

Events Calendars 

Jobs & Internships

    

Company and Startup Lists in Charlottesville

Why Charlottesville? #CvilleTech Acquisitions, Exits, Wins, Accolades 

 

Do you know of other local resources, groups, meetups, training, calendars jobs boards, we should add to this list? Comment below!

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