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2017 CBIC Award Finalists Announced

Area Entrepreneurs, Businesses and Educators Recognized for Leadership, Innovation

The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) is pleased to release a list of finalists for the 19th Annual CBIC Awards. Twenty-five local organizations and individuals are being recognized with nominations for nine coveted CBIC awards including CBIC Educator of the Year, which comes with a $2,500 technology grant and CBIC Student Entrepreneur of the Year, which comes with a $1,000 grant, and the CBIC Volunteer of the Year, which is announced during the gala.

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AMPEL BioSolutions and ArcheMedX Form Partnership

AMPEL BioSolutions, a leading translational medicine and clinical operations company and ArcheMedX, a digital platform for effective online health care education and training programs, today announced a new collaboration to transform clinical trial recruitment and retention by enabling research sites to more effectively educate and continually engage clinical staff and patients.

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Contraline via Tech Crunch: Meet the company that’s looking to make non-surgical male birth control a reality

While the male birth control pill is still a fiction, a new company called Contraline is working to make at least one non-surgical, reversible birth control procedure a reality. Contraline is the culmination of four years of research conducted by the company’s chief executive, Kevin Eisenfrats, at the University of Virginia.

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Small Business Jobs Grant Fund

The Small Business Jobs Grant Fund, a program within the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, was created by Delegate Steve Landes in 2010 to give grants to qualified small businesses to help offset some of the costs of hiring new employees. This is a performance-based program designed to encourage small businesses to create jobs and spur economic development within the Commonwealth.

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2017 Agile Competition Deadline to Register April 3, 2017

What could $750,000 do for you as an entrepreneur, early and small business, and would-be market disrupter?

Introducing “Pitch Pop-up,” a bi-monthly event, orchestrated largely through social media, that will bring together entrepreneurs throughout the Commonwealth at varying locations to pitch their ideas to a guest-panel of business leaders and investors. And as an added bonus, a $1,000 award will be bestowed to the best “idea” at each Pop-up event. 

Visit the Competition’s webpage at: http://focusedagility.solutions/agile-competition/.

Notice of Intent to Compete and registration period ends April 3, 2017.

 

Governor’s Data Analytics Summit

This year’s summit will feature a lineup of distinguished and insightful speakers and panelists who will discuss how to unlock the value of data with the use of analytics to support an agency’s mission, solve challenges, and answer burning questions. Attendees will obtain practical knowledge about identifying and scoping challenges to solve with data analytics, how to get data analytic projects off the ground to completion, and where to get resources.

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Thrive Conference for Virginia Biosciences

Attend THRIVE, Virginia Bio’s one-of-a-kind statewide conference where hundreds of executives from large companies to startups, healthcare providers, nonprofits, research universities, public sector, professional service providers, and an extensive group of large investors will be – ALL UNDER ONE ROOF! 

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Medical Research Firm Growing Fast Since Move to Charlottesville

Paul Bishop and Lyle Camblos moved their 30-person medical research company from Staunton to Charlottesville nearly four years ago to be closer to their labor pool and attract new employees. Since then, the Atlantic Research Group, which manages Food and Drug Administration clinical trials for drug companies bringing new products to market, has added about 50 employees and has no plans to slow down. The group saw nearly 50 percent growth last year, company officials said, and expects about 30 percent in 2017. 

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Cville-Based Startup Accelerator Looks to Combine Space, Mentorship, Investment to Retain Local Talent

Lawrence Levine pulled in large outside investments in SecurePipe, the information security firm he founded in Charlottesville in 1996, the financial windfall came with a price. Levine, now a member of the Charlottesville Angel Network investment group, spent the next few years bouncing around the country, as new investments had him heading to new towns. After the 2015 sale of SecurePipe, now called Trustwave, to Singapore Telephone, Levine has returned to Charlottesville and wants to give local companies reasons to stay in town. A serial entrepreneur, Levine last year founded Cville Machine, a startup accelerator on Market Street that eventually will include a fund to get new companies through their Series A investment round.

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Becoming Digital Citizens: what we can do with open data

Charlottesville Women in Tech recently held an event featuring a discussion on open data and the possibilities it offers for all of us to become more involved in our local government: more aware, more informed, and more engaged. The panelists were Kristin Szakos, Charlottesville City councilor, Lucas Ames, founder of Smart Cville, and Lucas Cioffi, senior software developer at Locus Health and founder of the Civic Tech Code School. This summary pulls together the contributions of all panelists and links to the presentation videos.