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

beCamp annual unconference @ http://becamp.org/

beCraft (Cville Professional Software Developers) Meetup @ http://becville.com/

CBIC Tech Night Takeover (TNT) @ http://cvilleinnovation.org/tnt 

Central Virginia Makers Meetup @ http://www.meetup.com/tinkersmiths/

Charlottesville Entrepreneurs and Espresso (CE2) @ https://ce2.squarespace.com/ 

The Charlottesville Mobile App Designers & Developers Meetup @ http://www.meetup.com/cho-mobile/ 

Cville Data Science Meetup @ http://www.cvilledatascience.org/

CBIC's TechOnTap @ http://cvilleinnovation.org/techontap | Newsplex Story Featuring CBIC's TechOnTap  

Cville Women in Tech @ https://www.smore.com/pqexp-women-in-tech

DevOps @ http://www.meetup.com/DevOpsCV/

First Wednesdays @ http://www.meetup.com/First-Wednesdays-Charlottesville-Technologists/

Girl Develop IT @ https://www.girldevelopit.com/chapters/central-virginia 

NEON Guild @ http://www.neonguild.org/ 

PyCHO Meetup @ http://pycho.us

Tinkersmiths (an edgy makerspace) @ http://www.meetup.com/tinkersmiths/ 

 

Startup Funding & Legal Sources

Charlottesville Angel Network (CAN) @ http://www.cvilleangelnetwork.net/ 

Center for Innovative Technologies (CIT) Gap Funds @ http://www.cit.org/service-lines/cit-gap-funds/ 

CIT Funding Programs News @ http://www.cit.org/resource-center/federal-funding-newsletter/ 

CIT Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) @ http://www.cit.org/initiatives/crcf/ 

Community Investment Collaborative Microloans: http://www.cicville.org/microloans/cic-loans 

Legal Document Generator by Cooley: https://www.cooleygo.com/documents/ (Advisor Agreements, Consulting Agreements, Employee Offer Letter, NDAs, etc.) 

 

Incubators, Accelerators and Entrepreneurial Startup Spaces

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

Charlottesville Technology Incubator (CTI) @ http://cvilletechincubator.org/ 

Charlottesville Open Bio Labs @ http://openbiolabs.org/ 

Cville Machine @ http://cvillemachine.com | Recently featured in Cville Tomorrow

Studio IX (co-working space) @ http://www.studioix.co/ 

i.Lab at UVA @ http://www.ilabatuva.org/ 

UVA Research Parks @ http://www.uvafoundation.com/research-parks/research-parks-available-space/ 

UVA Cobb Hall Labs contact Steven S. Wasserman @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 434-243-7088

UVA HackCville @ http://www.hackcville.com/ 

UVA The Lighthouse and Works in Progress @ http://wip.space/ | Recently featured in Cville Tomorrow

 

Entrepreneurial Training | Workshops | Bootcamps

Community Investment Collaborative http://www.cicville.org/ 

Girl Develop It Central VA @ http://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-CentralVA/#

Rails School @ http://www.railsschool.org/

Piedmont Virginia Community College http://www.pvcc.edu/programs/category 

 

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

Cville Tech News, Events, and Happenings curated and published by CBIC @ http://tinyurl.com/ownjcv9

Cville Innovation Google Group @ https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/cville-innovation   

beCamp @ https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103105522986848734172

beCraft @ https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/beCraft (members only)

CharlottesvilleTech on Reddit @ https://www.reddit.com/r/CharlottesvilleTech/ 

CWIT @ https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/cv-wit (members only)

Girl Develop IT Central VA Slack Channel: gdicentralva.slack.com

Third Wednesday Digital Meetup @ http://cvilletech.qiqochat.com/  

NEON Guild @ http://www.neonguild.org/  (members only)

tech-diversity @ https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/tech-diversity (members only)

CBIC LinkedIn Group @ https://www.linkedin.com/groups/CBIC-Charlottesville-Business-Innovation-Council-37229/about

 

Events Calendars 

Cville Tech Events Calendar @ http://www.cvilleinnovation.org/cville-tech-events

Tech Girls Events Calendar @ http://www.tech-girls.org/events.html 

U.Va. Innovation's Calendar of Regional Events @ http://innovation.virginia.edu/events  

 

Jobs & Internships

CBIC’s #CvilleTechJobs @ http://tinyurl.com/ofboj8h

U.Va. Research Park Tenant's Jobs and Internships @ http://www.uvaresearchpark.com/jobs/ 

LinkedIn Tech Jobs in Charlottesville @ https://www.linkedin.com/job/tech-jobs-charlottesville-va/ 

    

Company and Startup Lists in Charlottesville

Cvillization Innovation Map: http://www.cvillization.com 

Charlottesville Startups Via Crunchbase 

Charlottesville Startups Via Gust 

Charlottesville Startups Via AngelList 

CIT Portfolio Companies: http://www.cit.org/service-lines/portfolio/ 

i.Lab at U.Va. Current Companies 

i.Lab at U.Va. Alumni Companies 

U.Va. Spin Out Startups or Related Ventures 

CBIC Members 

Charlottesville Biotech Companies via CvilleBioHub 

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

Charlottesville Named Best American City to Work in Tech by Smart Asset (2015 & 2016) 

Charlottesville Named No. 4 in US as Best City for Entrepreneurs by Livability and Entrepreneur Magazine (July 2016)

Virginia Business Magazine: A new story line? (June 2016)

Tech Scene Updates from Tracey Greene on WINA (June 2016) 

Cville Ranks #1 in Venture Capital Funding Growth (2016)

#CvilleTechToast: A growing list of tech startup successes (ongoing)  

Why Charlottesville is a Great home For Tech Businesses (2015)

SNL Financial Acquired by McGraw Hill for $2.2 Billion (2015)  

FireEye's Acquisition of nPulse Technologies Valued at $70 Million (2014) 

Angels among us: How Charlottesville is becoming a hot spot for start-ups (2013) 

Silverchair Learning Systems Acquired by Vista Equity Partners (2012)  

Green Light Energy Acquired by PB for $98 Million (2006)

 

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tracey Greene
Author: Tracey GreeneWebsite: http://CvilleInnovation.org
Executive Director, Charlottesville Business Innovation Council and Charlottesville Angel Network
Tracey's passion for igniting the Charlottesville area’s entrepreneurial and high-tech community is evident by her extensive volunteer roles over the past 15 years, coupled with her current roles as Executive Director of CBIC and the Charlottesville Angel Network, which she founded in 2015. Tracey has served for more than 25 years in sectors including biotechnology, start-ups, trade association and non-profit management delivering results in a variety of roles –communications, public relations, marketing, legal, fundraising, investor relations, technology training, operations, conference and event management, leadership development, and more. Tracey’s enthusiastic community building stimulates personal and group excellence. She is probably best known as an influential connector who seemingly knows everyone and inspires thoughts into action.