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2017 Tom Tom Founders Festival: April 10-16

SIXTH ANNUAL FOUNDERS FESTIVAL: APRIL 10–16, 2017

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For one week over Founder’s Day (April 13), the city of Charlottesville is re-imagined as a creative canvas for innovators, visionaries and artists. With over 60 bands, 200 speakers and 400 community organizations, the Festival spills through outdoor spaces, theaters, galleries, concert halls and more. Through a diversity of disciplines and engagement with forward thinking makers and doers, we build on the rich history of the city while chart a new path into the future.

THE FOUNDERS SUMMIT: April 13-15

More than fifty inspiring innovators over three transformative days.

CBIC is a proud sponsor of the Founders Summit. For $15 off tickets, use CBIC's Discount Code: FSORGS  ​

8th Annual Darden E-Conference: Ideation. Execution. Persistence.

Friday, February 17th, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at The Rotunda at the University of Virginia

Come and engage with entrepreneurs, designers, investors and aspiring creators like yourself. Whether you are building a business now or just want to learn something new, this is the conference for you. This year’s keynote speaker is W.L. Lyons Brown (Darden MBA '87), Founder and CEO of Altamar Brands.

Other speakers include Claire Mitchell and Sara Yeatman Currier (Co-Founders of TreadHAPPY); Cristof Meyer (Senior Director Strategy & Innovation at Egg Strategy); Brett Brohl (Director Startup Next Food and Tech at Techstars); Jim Cheng (Co-Founding Partner at CAV Angels); Christian Duffus (Co-Founder at LEAF College Savings); and Joel Selzer (CEO and Co-Founder at ArcheMedX).

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2017 CBIC Awards Gala Accepting Nominations Through Feb 28

Charlottesville, VA, January 31, 2017– The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 CBIC Awards, CBIC’s signature event honoring Central Virginia's most innovative organizations, startups and individuals and highlighting technology, innovation, and entrepreneurial excellence. 

The 2017 CBIC Awards Gala, the largest and only one of its kind recognizing the region’s most successful startups and innovators, will be held at The Boar's Head on Thursday, May 18. 

Nominations for the 19th Annual CBIC Awards are now open at cvilleinnovation.org/awards.

"Charlottesville has all the ingredients to be a national leader in business innovation, venture capital investment, and high-wage job creation," said Tracey Greene, CBIC Executive Director and co-chair of the 2017 CBIC Awards Gala. "CBIC members, sponsors and partners work year-round to nurture an atmosphere of innovation celebrated by the CBIC Awards and now a brand for our region and to ensure Charlottesville remains a leader in tech, innovation and startups."

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Cavion Closes $26.1 MM Series A Financing

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cavion, Inc., announced today the closing of a $26.1 million venture financing. Lilly Ventures and Novartis Venture Fund co-led the investment round in tandem with Enso Ventures and additional participation of existing investors. Cavion is a clinical stage biotechnology company developing T-type calcium channel (Cav3) modulators for the treatment of neurological diseases and cancer.

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STAB Teen Hackathon Seeks Community Partners and Volunteers

Charlottesville, Va., Nov. 16, 2016 – In partnership with Mozilla, St. Anne's-Belfield School will host its second annual SPARK high school hackathon on Jan. 28 and 29. In preparation for the event, SPARK  organizers seek community mentors, partners, and sponsors to participate in learning and making throughout the weekend.

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StoreYourBoard Wins BigCommerce Innovation Award

10 Most Profitable Ecommerce Innovations of 2016 – And Exactly How Charlottesville's  StoreYourBoard Did It

BigCommerce today announced the winners of the 2016 BigCommerce Innovation Awards, an international contest recognizing noteworthy technical achievement and ecommerce innovations.

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CIT and Virginia Tech Release New Broadband Availability Map

Interactive map shows broadband access and available service providers across the Commonwealth

November 8, 2016 (HERNDON, VA) – The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today that the latest edition of the Virginia Broadband Availability Map has been released and includes several new dynamic features.

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