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Mission Secure Completes Fourth Successful Financing


We are pleased to announce overwhelming investor support for another successful financing completed this month. Several early stage venture funds participated in the financing, in addition to high net worth, successful business leaders from across the U.S.

Our Story and the Financing
 
Mission Secure's largest financing to date will further our journey to protect control systems from cyber attacks in defense, oil & gas, power and transportation. The original concepts began in 2010 borne out of requests from the U.S. Department of Defense to identify cyber attacks on weapons systems and weapons platforms and still be able to carry out the mission - cyber resiliency. The University of Virginia began researching the topic leading to early prototypes for autonomous vehicles and various military applications. Successful entrepreneurs with proven track records taking novel technology and commercializing it for homeland security, public safety and clean energy co-founded Mission Secure in the summer of 2014 with the original UVA research team.

Full story can be found at Charlottesville Tomorrow here

beCamp

Join us for beCamp 
September 15th & 16th, 2017 at 
OpenSource Connections
608 Preston Avenue, Suite 300
Charlottesville, VA. 

Learn more: becamp.org

New Cville Drupal Users Group Kickoff Meeting

The Charlottesville Drupal Users Group is a community of designers, developers and communications specialists that share a special enthusiasm for our favorite open source content management software. We contribute code, experiences, tips and ideas in a friendly and open environment to help spread the success of Drupal to organizations and businesses across Central Virginia. 

Kickoff Meeting: Wed Jul 12, 7:00 PM at South Street Brewery

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Cville Women in Tech (CWIT) Maker Party

Makers are pushing the boundaries of entrepreneurship and creativity and anybody can do it! Join us at our Maker Party and get hands-on with some cool projects we’ve explored during our maker club sessions at Tinkersmiths and with Tech-Girls. Make your own LED bracelet, turn an every-day object into a musical instrument with Makey Makey, or learn how to control lights through the internet with Photon Kits!

As usual, food and drinks will be served.

This event is open only to attendees who identify as women.

Agenda

5:30-6:00 Arrive, eat, socialize
6:00-7:00 Presentation
7:00-7:30 Stay and network

Details and RSVP

City’s Open Data Portal Nears Launch

July 2, 2017

Tech-oriented and data-savvy folks soon will have the chance to dive deep into a new Charlottesville portal that will disclose public information about policing, property, traffic, parks, demographics and the environment.

The launch of the city’s open data portal later this summer is part of an initiative that started last year to make the city government more transparent and encourage the growth of the city’s tech industry.

“This is a really cool project,” Mayor Mike Signer said moments before the council unanimously adopted an official open data policy last month. “This will put us at the leading edge of governments doing this kind of thing.”

Read Full Story From The Daily Progress

Virginia Bio Summer Mixer: July 27, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Take a break from the heat and come enjoy an evening with friends and meet new colleagues in the life science community!

THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017
5:30-7:30 PM
i.Lab at UVA

621 Nash Dr, Charlottesville

Complimentary admission for all bioscience company employees, and university students and researchers with advanced registration. All others may purchase tickets. Due to the size of the facility, this event has a limited amount of spots and is only available with advanced registration (no walk-ins accepted). Parking is available in lot D5. 

Program Showcases Charlottesville’s Makers, Products

A new initiative is promoting candy, furniture and software under a single brand: Made in Charlottesville.

The program, sponsored by the city’s Office of Economic Development, aims to increase the visibility of businesses that design or manufacture products within the city limits.

“There are many businesses in Charlottesville that are really well known nationally — even internationally — that no one knows about here,” said Jason Ness, business development manager for the city.

Ness cited as examples Blanc Creatives, whose hand-forged cookware won the top prize in Garden & Gun magazine’s Made in the South Awards for 2015; and Rockbridge Guitar, which makes instruments for some of the world’s premier rock and folk musicians.

Although these two businesses have a limited customer base in Charlottesville, Ness said they benefit the community by creating jobs and inspiring civic pride “... in knowing that these things were manufactured or made here.”

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MACH37 Cyber Accelerator Opens Applications for Fall 2017 Session

Fall 2017 Cohort Session to Begin on September 5th

July 11, 2017 (HERNDON, Va.) – The MACH37 Cyber Accelerator has officially announced it will begin accepting applications from information security product startups and security entrepreneurs for its Fall 2017 (F17) Cohort that begins on September 5th. The MACH37 program consists of an intense 90-day program in which the selected startups are coached in all aspects of creating a successful and sustainable business.

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First Wednesdays Meetup: August 2, 2017

First Wednesdays Meetup of "Charlottesville Technologists": Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 6:00 PM at Charlottesville Draft Taproom (425 East Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22902)

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Charlottesville Women in Tech June Update

Next meeting: CWIT Maker Party!

Wednesday, July 12th, 5:30PM-7:30PM

Makers are pushing the boundaries of entrepreneurship and creativity and anybody can do it! Join us at our Maker Party and get hands-on with some cool projects we’ve explored during our maker club sessions at Tinkersmiths and with Tech-Girls. Make your own LED bracelet, turn an every-day object into a musical instrument with Makey Makey, or learn how to control lights through the internet with Photon Kits!

This event is open only to members who identify as women.

For full details and to RSVP to this event, please click the button. Hope to see you there!

Eventbrite - CWIT Maker Party!

Upcoming tech events: 

 

  • July 11: CBIC TechOnTap. Enjoy a casual happy hour while socializing and networking with other tech enthusiasts.
  • July 17: Intro to Databases & SQL. This course hosted by Girl Develop It, Central VA is the first in a four-part series on databases.
  • July 18: Code and Coffee Study Group. An informal study group for working on coding projects, hosted by Girl Develop It, Central VA.
  • July 20: Intro to the Command Line. This course, hosted by Girl Develop It, Central VA will provide a hands-on introduction to using the command line.

New Cville Office Space

First, he brought you Studio IX, and now he’s set his sights on another collaborative workspace, one for whom he dubs the town’s creative entrepreneurs.

In the Downtown Mall’s historic Bradbury building—the former Bank of America space—James Barton prepares to open Vault Virginia, where he says commercial atmosphere will meet a residential one in a number of “warm, inviting, art-infused and culturally refined” office spaces.

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Dave McClure Quits 500 Startups Over Sexual Harassment Scandal

A sexual harassment scandal sweeping the Silicon Valley startup world intensified on Monday as high-profile investor Dave McClure resigned from his firm, 500 Startups, while another partner quit in protest and a second female entrepreneur came forward with allegations of misconduct.

McClure’s resignation came after entrepreneur Sarah Kunst accused the investor of sexual harassment in a New York Times story published on Friday. 500 Startups initially responded by saying it had previously demoted McClure after an investigation.

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