• beCamp

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

    Learn more:

  • 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

    Event Info

  • 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.”

    Read Full Story From Cville Tomorrow

  • 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.

  • 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)


  • 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.

    Read Full Story from c-ville

  • 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.

    Read Full Story from FORTUNE

  • Tech-Girl’s Monthly Calendar of Events June-July 2017

    Activities & Events

    Live & Local

    • June 26-30 - The Art of Code: Tech-Girls Experience provides an opportunity for middle school girls to get hands-on with coding through art. Paint a masterpiece, create a symphony of sound, animate an avatar and so much more! Registration info.
    • June 30 - Tech Petting Zoo at Northside Library from 2:00-3:30pmMore info.
    • July 6 - Summertime STEM at Scottsville Library. Registration required.
    • July 6 - Lego Coding Unplugged at Gordon Avenue Library from3:00-4:00pmRegistration required.
    • July 17 - 3D Print Jewelry at Gordon Avenue Library from 6:30-7:30pmRegistration required.
    • July 17 - 3D Printing 101 at Northside Library from 6:30-7:30pmRegistration recommended.
    • July - Design-A-Bot at Crozet Library. More info.
    • Ongoing - Tinkering with Tech at Central Library from 4:30-5:30pm, second Wednesdays. More info.
    • Ongoing - Dare to Design STEAM at Central Library from 2:30-3:30pm, second and fourth Wednesdays. Registration required.
    • Ongoing - Tween Scene: STEAM at Louisa County Library from4:00-5:00pm, second Tuesdays. More info.
    • Ongoing - Northside Makerspace at Northside Library Tuesdays at6:00-8:00pm, Thursdays at 3:00-5:00pm & Saturdays 10:30am-12:30pm. Ages 11+ and patrons must be accompanied by adult 16 or order.

    Virtual & Global

    • August 19Summer Hackathon. BigParser is running a high school hackathon at Microsoft, Chevy Chase, MD. The hackathon will take place from 8:30am to 10:30pm.
    • Ongoing - Mozilla Clubsjoin others in your community to learn how to read, write and participate on the web. Find a club near you or start one yourself!
    • Ongoing - Made with Code for classes & workshops geared toward girls.
    • Ongoing - The Connectory, find an opportunity near you to connect your child to STEM learning.
  • Charlottesville Open Bio Labs: Building a 3D Printer!

    They Are Building a 3D printer!

    Open Bio Labs is building a 3D printer! They will begin the construction this week at their Biomaker meeting and will be using their weekly meetups as an opportunity to first build the machine, and then later to teach how to program and print it. If working on/with their 3D printer interests you, check out their meetup group in the link below!
    Every Wednesday at 6:30 pm

    Open Bio Labs
    300 W. Main Street #101b
    Charlottesville, VA 22903

    Join our Meetup Group now!

  • UVA Darden Professor Mike Lenox: "Green industries are creating jobs at a faster rate than the fossil fuel industry."

    In withdrawing from the Paris climate change accords, the Trump Administration has claimed it’sputting American jobs and consumers first and preventing thedecimation of vital U.S. industries. However, President Trump’s decision may have the opposite effect and discourage innovation, job creation and investment in energy, especially green industries of the future. 

  • Stago Group acquires HemoSonics LLC

    The Stago group announced today that it has completed the acquisition of HemoSonics LLC, a company specialized in the development of innovative Point-of-Care testing solutions based in Charlottesville, VA, with facilities in Durham, NC (USA).

    HemoSonics is a medical device company developing a point-of-care diagnostic platform to guide the management of critical bleeding to improve outcomes and reduce healthcare costs by enabling more targeted transfusion of blood products.

  • Welld Health: Full-Stack Developer

    Welld unites everyone who benefits from a culture of wellness. Our platform is a hub for physicians, workplaces, fitness clubs, and individuals to come together for one purpose: to help people make great strides toward improving their well-being. Welld delivers proven wellness programs that improve health metrics through physical activity, lifestyle and fitness education, social connection and meaningful data.

    We're a small, flexible team looking for a senior full-stack developer. Ideal candidates will be familiar with Ruby on Rails, a modern Javascript framework or two (we use Ember), agile-ish development and some basic dev-ops. We'd like someone with enough experience to help us think through and make architectural and infrastructural decisions and who likes pair-programming, reviewing code and supporting a learning-positive environment.

    If you're interested, send us a note about you and your experience to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Job Growth, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Honored at 2017 CBIC Gala

    Local Entrepreneurs Celebrate a Good Year with Good Causes

    (Charlottesville, VA) -- The cash and champagne were flowing Thursday night, May 18, 2017 as Central Virginia's leading innovators toasted the recipients of the 2017 CBIC Awards and CBIC gave away $7,500 in scholarships and grants supporting science and technology education and student entrepreneurship. The annual event's inspirational speaker was Charlottesville's own Brian Calhoun, co-founder of Rockbridge Guitars and inventor of the board game craze, Chikapig.

  • Chickapig Creator to Headline CBIC Awards Gala

    Luthier to the Stars Also Behind Board Game Startup      

    Brian Calhoun, the local creator of the national board game craze Chickapig, will be the featured Inspirational Innovator at the 19th Annual CBIC Awards at the Boar's Head Inn honoring Central Virginia's most innovative organizations, startups, and individuals. Calhoun is also the co-founder of Rockbridge Guitars headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • Generation 180: National Organizer

    Generation180 is a non-profit formed to raise awareness about the global transition to clean energy, the innovations that are offering new choices to individuals, and the associated cultural shift that will define our energy future. 

  • ExploreLearning - Software Engineer

    ExploreLearning, named one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia, seeks individuals who share our commitment to providing solutions that truly make a difference in the lives of students. We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, and an exciting and dynamic working environment in which creativity, teamwork and professional growth are valued and rewarded.

    View a list of job openings on our Careers page.

    Software Engineer – Systems Development

  • Generation 180: Research Intern

    Generation180 is a non-profit formed to raise awareness about the global transition to clean energy, the innovations that are offering new choices to individuals, and the associated cultural shift that will define our energy future. 

  • Generation 180: Data Analytics Summer Associate

    Generation180 is a non-profit formed to raise awareness about the global transition to clean energy, the innovations that are offering new choices to individuals, and the associated cultural shift that will define our energy future. 

  • Generation 180: Web & Application Development Summer Associate

    Generation180 is a non-profit formed to raise awareness about the global transition to clean energy, the innovations that are offering new choices to individuals, and the associated cultural shift that will define our energy future. 

  • Generation 180: Digital Marketing Manager

    Generation180 is a non-profit formed to raise awareness about the global transition to clean energy, the innovations that are offering new choices to individuals, and the associated cultural shift that will define our energy future. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Click here for the full story on Tech Crunch


  • 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.

  • 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:

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


  • Social SafeGuard: Client Service Specialist

    Posted 30 March 2017

    Social SafeGuard powers security, risk and compliance professionals to protect social and digital assets. The company’s flagship platform, the Social SafeGuard Platform, provides a reduced security risk exposure for enterprise and mid-market organizations, and supports social collaboration to foster corporate productivity. Social SafeGuard delivers its industry-leading solution for digital and social media risk management to a rapidly growing list of customers and partners worldwide.

    Social SafeGuard, a fast-growing, venture-funded software and information products company headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, is looking for exceptional individuals to join the team. Social SafeGuard’s corporate culture is guided by the principle that talented, motivated and inspired employees can achieve tremendous results for our customers. You will work with caring, committed team members. You will have the chance to demonstrate your skills and talent in an open work environment and you can make a real difference to our success.

    Job Title: Client Service Specialist

  • Social SafeGuard: Client Service Lead

    Posted 30 March 2017

    Social SafeGuard powers security, risk and compliance professionals to protect social and digital assets. The company’s flagship platform, the Social SafeGuard Platform, provides a reduced security risk exposure for enterprise and mid-market organizations, and supports social collaboration to foster corporate productivity. Social SafeGuard delivers its industry-leading solution for digital and social media risk management to a rapidly growing list of customers and partners worldwide.

    Social SafeGuard, a fast-growing, venture-funded software and information products company headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, is looking for exceptional individuals to join the team. Social SafeGuard’s corporate culture is guided by the principle that talented, motivated and inspired employees can achieve tremendous results for our customers. You will work with caring, committed team members. You will have the chance to demonstrate your skills and talent in an open work environment and you can make a real difference to our success.

  • UVA Housing & Residence Life: Access Control Specialist


    posted 30 March 2017

    The University of Virginia, a public institution with an enrollment of 20,000 students, invites applications for the position of Access Control Specialist

    As a member of the Housing & Residence Life IT department, the Access Control Specialist is responsible for programming, troubleshooting, monitoring, and supporting card-based electronic door access control services in Housing & Residence Life (HRL) facilities. This position is responsible for managing door access through the University-wide CBORD® CS Gold® access control system. The Access Control Specialist reports to the Assistant Director of Information Technology.

  • 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.

  • 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! 

  • March 27, 2017 Darden Leadership Speaker Series Features Barbara Byrne

    When: 27 March 2017

    Time: 1:30 - 2:30

    Where: Darden’s Classroom 50

    Speaker: Barbara Byrne, Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, Barclays 

  • Main Street Arena to Become Beacon for Innovative Startups and Tech Enterprises

    Thursday, March 2, 2017Charlottesville, VA. Taliaferro Junction, LLC, and Jaffray Woodriff, announce the purchase of Main Street Arena, comprising the land and building at 230 West Main Street on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall.

  • Miller Center at the University of Virginia: Front-End Web Developer/Admin

    Position: Front-End Web Developer/Administrator

    Organization: Miller Center at the University of Virginia Location: Charlottesville, Virginia Website:

    Date: February 2017

  • Castle Hill Gaming: Data Scientist (posted 2/14/17)

    Castle Hill Gaming is seeking a Data Scientist to help us refine our products and help us make smarter decisions to deliver even better products. Castle Hill Gaming creates casino slot games for gaming markets all over the United States. We are looking for someone that is part scientist, part software engineer, and part hacker. You will work to identify and prioritize actionable, high-impact insights across our core business markets. 

  • Meriwether Startup Podcast Episode 1: Tracey Greene

    Meriwether Startup Report is a series of conversations with founders and those who support startups here in Charlottesville.

  • CBS 19 covers Tech Night Takeover

    Watch CBS 19's coverage of CBIC's Tech Night Takeover.

  • Mission Secure Inc.

    Mission Secure Inc. is an investor-backed cyber defense company providing next generation solutions to protect critical physical assets and control systems from cyber attacks. MSi’s patent-pending Secure Sentinel Platform enhances critical, physical system security by combining cyber cybersecurity, fault tolerance and automated control systems techniques into a unique system-aware cyber security solution to monitor, detect, inform, collect and automatically correct cyber attacks on physical systems in real time. For more information about current job openings, visit 

    Job posted 12/14/16: 

    We are hiring a smart, hardworking, person to execute on marketing initiatives that directly support selling the company's cyber defense solutions and cyber assessment services.  Industry experience is not required but the ability to grasp technically sophisticated concepts and convey them in a non-technical, simplified manner is necessary.

    • Strong organizational skills and ability to execute on multiple projects
    • Strong knowledge of new (digital/social media) and traditional marketing channels
    • Strong research and analytical skills to analyze competing companies and solutions and track vertical market research
    • Able to draft content and update website and develop marketing materials using graphic design/layout software
    • Excellent communicator both verbally and written
    • Self-starter able to work independently
    • At least four years marketing experience in a technology start-up
    • Bachelors degree required, MBA preferred

    • Update and execute quarterly marketing plans with the leadership team
    • Maintain vertically tailored marketing materials (case studies, tear sheets) around company's products for key industries
    • Assist with tailoring company CRM system and implementation for sales team
    • Manage company's contact database and email marketing/newsletters
    • Responsible for registering, coordinating and (in some cases) attending industry trade shows and conferences with various team members
    • Lead the company's PR efforts with media, trade journal, and industry analysts recognition
    • Enhancing company's website and search engine optimization

    Status: Full-time (open to part-time for initial period of time), position is immediately open.

    Location: Charlottesville, VA

    Compensation and Benefits:
    Part time: $25 per hour, twenty hours per week on average
    Full time: $55,000 base salary, eligible for incentive bonus awards, paid vacation.

    Interested candidates should email a cover letter describing their background and why they would be a good fit for the position along with a resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Borrowed and Blue

    Borrowed & Blue, a Charlottesville, Virginia-based wedding vendor marketplace, is led by co-founder & CEO Adam Healey and his wife Christin. Borrowed & Blue is a marketplace for couples to plan and book related items and services from wedding vendors across the United States. The company, which has additional offices in Boulder, Colorado, is focused on enabling couples to discover vendors through their work. Every photo on the site is tagged with the relevant vendors whose work is featured, and links to detailed information about that vendor. B&B says it is servicing millions of visitors a year, with 18,000 vendors already actively using the service online and via an iOS app, available in the App Store. For information on current job openings, visit 

  • Off Campus Partners

    Off Campus Partners operates the official off-campus housing website for over 100 colleges and universities around the country --and growing. We provide apartment communities and management companies targeted marketing to universities' off-campus housing markets by listing their properties on the university website. Universities select Off Campus as their exclusive outsourcing partner, embed their software within the university website, and promote the service to students, parents, and faculty/staff.  Please visit our website to view specific job opportunities. 


  • Scitent Seeking Freelance Technical Professional

    Posted November 2016: Scitent is seeking a freelancer who will:

    • Assist the content team in building online course content using HTML CSS, and Javascript and other content-building tools such as Storyline and Captivate. working with our platforms
    • Create graphics, with an aim of providing a great experience for Scitent’s customer base.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Inova Solutions: Software Engineer (Nov 2016)

    About Inova: We are located in downtown Charlottesville and offer a flexible, modern work environment.  We strive to help large and mid-sized companies serve their customers better and to help universities and community colleges keep their faculty and staff safe and informed. 

    Inova Solutions is seeking an experienced software engineer to work within a skilled Agile development team.

  • 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.

  • U.Va. Research Computing System Engineer, Senior Engineer & DevOps Engineer

    The University of Virginia has recently embarked upon an ambitious effort to improve its research computing infrastructure. The initiatives over the past several years include deployment of a large-scale high-performance computing cluster and a secure virtual-environment data analytics platform; provision of centralized multi-tiered storage solutions; and a recent upgrade of the campus network backbone.

    This much-enhanced cyber infrastructure has set the stage for unprecedented growth in research activity. In order to capitalize on this momentum and to accelerate future scientific breakthroughs using our state-of-the-art computing environment, the University is assembling a world-class team of highly skilled individuals in advanced research computing fields.

    Individuals with technical competency in HPC and scientific computing, and those who enjoy the challenges involving complex data and computing problems are strongly encouraged to apply for one or more of the three positions being offered in Information Technology Services (ITS) at the University of Virginia.

    We are looking for:

  • 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.

  • Latest report from CBRE-Charlottesville: Development of Class A office space viable

    As unique as Charlottesville is, it is not immune to the economic laws of supply and demand. The market for office space in Charlottesville is a great case in point.

  • Booz Allen Hamilton – Full Stack Developers, Sys Admins & IT Analytics

    Booz Allen Hamilton is always looking for talented full stack developers, systems administrators, and business analytics.  We have a number of positions in the Charlottesville area where you can build your career with a top tier company.  We offer training and a generous benefits package. Below are some of skills we are looking for.  If you have some of these skills – Let’s Talk! Lance Holland (434) 207-8006  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Full Stack Developers

    • Strong background in Java!
    • Understanding of Object Oriented concepts, design patterns, and various open-source toolkits and frameworks
    • Familiarity with all aspects of Software Development Life Cycle
    • Experience with using HTML and CSS, XML, and XLST including CSS frameworks
    • Experience with developing front-end applications using TypeScript, JavaScript, and JavaScript frameworks, including Angular.js or Ember.js
    • Experience with server-side application development using languages, including Java, PHP, or Python
    • Experience with usability analysis, testing, and client-facing engagements, including design discussions and product demonstrations
    • Experience with testing frameworks, including Jasmine, Karma, or Selenium
    • Experience with a structured build tools such as Gulp or Grunt

    Additional Qualifications:

    • Experience working in a Linux environment with BASH/PERL scripting is helpful
    • Java build tools, including Maven or Gradle 
    • JavaScript build tools, including Gulp and NPM 
    • Network security, including access and authorization for PKI and chain trusting 
    • Agile development methodologies 
    • Additional programming languages, including Golang, C, and C# 
    • Knowledge of JIRA, Confluence, Git, and GitLab 
    • Knowledge of Web development, JavaScript, JSON REST, Web architecture, and HTTP specification 

    Other Requirements:

    • Degree requirements depend on the position. Some will allow for GED plus relevant experience, others require a BS or MS depending on level.
    • Some positions require security clearances, others require the ability to obtain a clearance. Our preference is if for developers with at least a Secret or TS/SCI clearance.


    System Administrators

    • Experience in IT systems hardware and systems configuration, management, and administration with at least 1 of those years of experience with DoD classified systems and networks 
    • Experience with installing and managing hardware components, including desktops, servers, storage devices, or network switches
    • Experience with systems, storage, or network administration in Windows, Linux, Solaris, NetApp, Cisco, or Brocade, including installing, configuring, and maintaining configuration control for multiple software applications
    • Experience with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Visio 
    • HS diploma or GED or 3 years of experience in a professional work environment or BA or BS degree in Computer Engineering, CS, Information Systems, or IT 
    • DoD 8570 compliance Certification, including Security+ required 

      Additional Qualifications 
      -Experience with managing network changes using an ITIL framework 
      -Experience with Matlab and modeling and simulation software 
      -AA or AS degree in CS, Information Systems, IT, or a related field preferred; BA or BS degree in Computer Engineering, CS, Information Systems, IT, or a related field a plus 


    IT Business Analytics

    • Experience with planning, designing, implementing, and analyzing business analytic solutions, including the creation of enterprise dashboards, reporting tools, and alerting mechanisms 
    • AA or AS degree and 8+ years of experience with IT systems administration and engineering, including responsibilities related to maintaining high systems availability and secure systems posture, such as patching and maintenance or BA or BS degree and 6+ years of experience with IT systems administration and engineering 
    • DoD 8570 Certification, including Security+, CASP, CISSP, or CISM 

    Additional Qualifications: 

    • Experience with enterprise visualization tools, including Tableau, Spotfire, Splunk, and PowerBI 
    • Experience with designing, implementing, and managing service level agreements (SLAs) and key performance indicators (KPIs) 
    • Experience with data and trend analyses to identify areas of process improvement, technical deficiencies, capacity management, and areas of opportunity 
      -Experience with the management and operational use of systems monitoring tools, including SolarWinds, Splunk, or Microsoft SCOM 
      -Experience with developing and enhancing operational procedures and new innovative solutions to address current and emerging IT challenges 
      -Knowledge of ITIL change managements and problem management best practices 
      -Ability to work independently and as a team member to solve difficult technical challenges on a global scale 
      -Possession of excellent team collaboration skills 
      -BA or BS degree in CS, Computer Engineering, or Network Engineering 
      -PMP or ITILv3 Certification 
  • 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.

  • Charlottesville-based Startup Borrowed & Blue Raises $7M in Series A Funding

    Borrowed & Blue, a Charlottesville, Virginia-based wedding vendor marketplace, raised $7m in Series A funding.

  • TEDxCharlottesville 2016: The Power of One: November 11 @ Paramount Theater

    The fourth annual TEDxCharlottesville will be held at the historic Paramount Theater in beautiful downtown Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday, November 11th.

  • Neon Guild Monthly Meetup: Nov 15, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, November 15, 6-8pm

    Stop Starting, Start Finishing - How Kanban maximizes IT Customer Value

  • U.Va. Licensing & Ventures Group: Licensing /Business Development Professional

    Posted November 2016

    University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group Position Description

    TITLE: Licensing /Business Development Professional

    SUPERVISOR: Director, Licensing


    The Licensing Professional is charged with assisting the University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group (UVA LVG) in its mission to maximize the impact of UVA’s innovation assets via commercialization, while providing high levels of customer service, value-added business development, new venture creation, and a focus on driving quality transactions.


    The University of Virginia is a comprehensive research university located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Home to 11 schools, UVA is consistently rated among the top public universities and a university “best values” in the United States. Further, UVA boasts 12,000 faculty and staff, a greater than $7.5 billion endowment, 20 members of the national academies, 2 research parks, and top ten ranked schools of business, commerce, and law. During the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2015, the University performed $285 MM in research expenditures (including $187 MM in federal expenditures) in 1.5 MM square feet of research, laboratory, and studio space.

    UVA LVG is the intellectual property management and innovation commercialization organization for UVA’s research portfolio ( ). Founded in 1977 as a 501(c)(3) UVA affiliated foundation, UVA LVG receives ~200 invention disclosures, executes ~80 commercial transactions, and launches 5-7 new companies each year. During the 2016 fiscal year, UVA LVG issued 67 patents in the US and abroad.

    In 2014, the University set forth the following as one of its five pillars of “The Cornerstone Plan”:

    “Strengthen the University’s capacity to advance knowledge and serve the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through research, scholarship, creative arts and innovation.”

    To achieve this objective, UVA has recently invested considerable resources to support innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship.

    Each year, UVA deploys ~$2 million in translational research funding to advance promising discoveries and technologies closer to commercial/clinical endpoints. Each fund is managed by an interdisciplinary, advisory board of experts and provides project management support.


    Reporting to the Director, Licensing, the responsibilities are to:

    Serve as a primary case manager and business development professional for a large portfolio of high-impact UVA inventions. These tasks include the following:

    • Solicit new invention disclosures from UVA faculty, staff and students; • Perform technical, commercial and legal due diligence, including prior art searches, market analyses and commercial pre-marketing; • Develop and execute strategies to develop and protect the University’s intellectual property; • Structure, draft and negotiate complex, productive legal agreements, including, but not limited
    to materials transfer agreements, tangible materials licenses, non-disclosure agreements, option/evaluation licenses, non-exclusive licenses, exclusive licenses, etc.; • Provide review and support on behalf of LVG for UVA sponsored research, materials transfer, confidentiality and strategic partnership agreements; • Manage high-profile and high-impact industry, translational research and/or foundation relationships; • Identify technologies/opportunities for commercialization from within the university that may support new venture creation and engineer strategies to develop such opportunities. • Proactively and vigorously market UVA technologies via new and existing networks of private sector relationships; • Assume leadership role in LVG initiatives; • Serve as the primary customer-service liaison to a large contingent of University departments, centers and programs; • Manage scientific and legal interns as designated by the Director, Licensing; • Actively participate in UVA local and regional events/activities promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and intellectual property awareness in the region (including those activities taking place after regular business hours); and • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and the Director, Licensing.


     Required: o Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering field; o Positive attitude; resourcefulness; o Strong oral and written communication skills; o Strong organizational abilities; o Ability to work independently.

     Strongly preferred:

    o Two years, full-time, related work experience; o Master’s degree in Science or Engineering or a professional degree (MBA); o Knowledge of and experience with patent preparation/prosecution, contract negotiation, business development, and university technology commercialization; o Experience working in a university environment.


    Salary is commensurate with experience.

    The University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, handicap or any other classification protected by applicable law.


    Qualified candidates are invited to apply for the position of Licensing Analyst by submitting a cover letter and resume/CV electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please direct questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 434.924.7523.

  • U.Va. Alumnus Entrepreneur's Care + Wear Products Designed With Patients In Mind

    After having a central catheter inserted in their arm, some patients are told that their best option for covering and protecting the insertion site is a cut-off tube sock. Chaitenya Razdanthought there had to be a better way.

  • YLAI Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition Hosted at U.Va. Nov 4, 2016

    Friday, November 4, 9:30AM until 11:15AM, Darden Classroom 120
    Come hear 10 dynamic young entrepreneurs from 9 different countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region pitch their start-up business and social ventures! These Young Leaders of the Americas (YLAI) Professional Fellows are in the United States on a highly competitive, six-week program sponsored by the White House and U.S. Department of State.  MORE INFO & RSVP

  • Inova Health System and the University of Virginia Plan Comprehensive Research and Education Partnership to Accelerate Joint Discovery, Application of Medical Research, and Commercialization of New Discoveries

    Partnership will include joint recruitment of eminent scientists, researchers and investigators to the Commonwealth of Virginia to facilitate health innovations

  • Charlottesville Sees Growth in Global Network of Companies Using Business as Force for Good

    As a public benefit company, our commitment to helping people improve their health and family circumstances is as strong as our commitment to sound business practices. That's why we're proud to have achieved Certified B Corp status.

  • CRCF Grant Money Available to Commercialize Products and Services - Deadline to Apply November 10

    Do you need funding to advance an early-stage technology? Will a $50k or $100k grant help commercialize your product or service? If your work is in one or more of these sectors – Advanced Manufacturing, Cyber Security, Energy, Environment, IT, Life Sciences, or Unmanned Systems – keep reading!

  • UVA Innovation Showcased at Lifetime Learning Lecture

    Some of the most promising technological innovations at the University of Virginia got a round of applause at Alumni Hall before the Virginia Cavaliers football team took the field Saturday.

    Innovation at UVa was the subject of the latest “More Than the Score” lecture, organized by the university’s Lifetime Learning program. About 200 people attended, many wearing orange and blue in support of the Cavaliers.

  • CBIC's Educator of the Year Inspires Entrepreneurship Through Engineering

    In his Monticello High School engineering class, none of Eric Bredder's students seem to care that their workspace smells like gasoline. All of the students are ensconced in an individual project that they dreamed up and pulled together with little input. That’s just how Bredder wants it.

  • Sign Up for R&D Tax Credit Webinar October 24

    The federal and Virginia R&D tax credits are often overlooked or underutilized by eligible companies.

    Companies should make sure they are gaining full benefit of these tax laws to help fund operations and improve the bottom line.

  • A Global Girl Data Movement

    October 11 is a special day for Tech-Girls. We launched on the first International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2012. It’s a day when activist groups come together under the same goal to highlight, discuss, and take action to advance rights and opportunities for girls everywhere.

  • Virginia Bioscience Commercialization Luncheon October 13

    Plan to join Virginia Bio for a discussion around women building biotechnology in Virginia. This lunch meeting, to be held on Thursday, October 13 at 11:30 am in Richmond, follows on a conference that took place in September at the Anova Center for Personalized Health on 'Women Building Bio: the XX Factor'. 

  • Tech Tour Focuses on Next Generation Technology Leaders

    The 2016 Tech Tour, a local event to introduce area middle and high school students to the dynamic high technology world that exists in the Charlottesville/Albemarle County metro region, kicked off at 9:00 am at Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Earl Dickinson Center. 

  • Shortening the Toxic Clock

    Agrospheres, a student-led, Charlottesville-based start-up, has created a new biologic treatment that safely degrades harmful pesticides from crops in a matter of hours, condensing a process that can take weeks or months to occur naturally.

  • City Looks to Refine Tech Tax Credit as Expiration Looms

    As a longtime tax credit for Charlottesville tech businesses nears the end of its life, city officials are looking for ways to expand the incentive to reach more local innovators.

  • UVA's Licensing and Ventures Group Hires Seed Fund Director to Shepherd Innovations

    Robert J. Creeden has joined the University of Virginia’s Licensing & Ventures Group as its first managing director of the UVA Seed Fund and New Ventures.

  • Computer Resource Team: Entry-Level Tech Job for Recent Grad at $50k/annually

    Posted September 2016:

    CRT has THE job for every recent grad who keeps hearing that they are a great candidate but they need some work experience!  
    This is basically THE job for the recent grads that keep hearing they don’t get a job because they don’t have the experience!!! Our long term client near Charlottesville is in need of an entry level boy/girl Friday. The ideal candidate will be a recent grad with an IT degree.  (Ideally with an interest in application development vs. help desk or project management). The right candidate would know some basic code (from coursework, projects or work) in maybe CSS/HTML and/or JavaScript.  They will be testing the applications at first to learn them and will be mentored in .Net and Angularjs.  (Great resume builders for IT grads!).  The soft skills they desire are: eagerness to learn, intellectual curiosity, respectfulness and a collaborative personality. The pay is $50,000.00/year with raises and promotions for the right candidate.   

    Fore more info or to apply, contact:

    Jen McKeon, Senior Account Manager, CRT, at 804-767-2587 (Direct), 804-239-2785 (Mobile) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ||

  • HemoSonics' Clinical Studies Show Rapid and Comprehensive Measurement of Coagulation at the Point-of-Care

    HemoSonics, a UVA-affiliated medical device company, has announced the publication of four journal articles, accompanied by an editorial, in Anesthesia & Analgesia describing the first clinical experiences with the Quantra™ Hemostasis Analyzer, a groundbreaking system designed to transform and improve the management of critical bleeding.

  • In Memoriam: John C. Herr, Ph.D., UVA Champion of Translational Research

    John C. Herr, 68, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Research in Contraceptive and Reproductive Health, died unexpectedly on September 17 after having participated in the Gene Arnold Memorial Special Olympics 10K Run & 2 Mile Walk at Meriwether Lewis Elementary School in Ivy.

  • SafeSharp, Developer of Gel to Dissolve Syringe Needles and Destroy its Pathogens, is Entering its Initial Fundraising Period

    A new company with a global safety and environmental mission, SafeSharp LLC, is announcing its initial fundraising period commences September 22, 2016, to bring its breakthrough technology to market. SafeSharp is entering its initial public fundraising round, to fund additional patents and to begin field testing of the SafeSharp Dissolver Gel and optimal delivery methods.

  • CIT Assists Powhatan County with Broadband Assessment and Expansion Plan

    The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) has announced a major step in its collaborative work with Powhatan County in which a countywide broadband assessment was conducted in order to identify Powhatan’s broadband goals.

  • Emerging Cybersecurity, Big Data and Analytics companies: Nominate your CEO for AlphaTech

    AlphaTech Group, Inc., an exclusive, CEO-level program serving emerging Mid-Atlantic companies within the cybersecurity, big data and data analytics industries, has announced the call for nominations for its 2016-2017 class of founders and C-level executives.

  • i.Lab Incubator Company, Here's My Story, Featured in the NYT

    AVERY CHENOWETH spent childhood summers on a front porch in Tennessee, where adults would say, over pitchers of martinis as fans slowly turned, “If you listen carefully, you may learn something.” He’s still learning.

  • Altenergy, Inc. Recognized for Providing Jobs and Clean Energy in Virginia, Maryland, D.C. and Idaho

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, Sept. 7, 2016 — Solar power is a booming business worldwide, and local installer Altenergy, Inc. is among the companies recently named to an annual and well-recognized list of North America’s top solar contractors.

  • WillowTree Cited as 1 of 7 US Companies with Ecstatic Employees

    August, 2016: Mint Life recently teamed up with Glassdoor to determine the best U.S companies to work for according to its employees, and Charlottesville's own WillowTree was cited as one of 7! Whether you’re on the hunt for your first job, or simply looking to shift gears, here’s a selection of Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work 2016” winners, chosen by those who know a company best – employees.


  • CIT Announces New Appointments to Innovation and Entrepreneurship Authority

    The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) has announced the election of Michael Steed, Founder and Managing Partner of Paladin Capital Group, as Chairman, and Duffy Mazan, CTO of CourseMaven, as Vice-Chairman of the CIT Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of its parent authority, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority (IEIA).

  • VibeThink Corporation Names New President

    Vibethink Corporation (VBTK) announced today changes to its management structure to support its strategic growth plan. Vibethink CEO, Kurt Wassenaar announced that Vibethink President Ryan DeRose would be stepping down to pursue new ventures.

  • Business Insider Ranks UVA Top Public School, 9th Overall

    What makes a college great? They provide a quality education and graduate students on time, they set graduates up to earn well-paying jobs early in their career, and they provide a memorable and enjoyable campus experience that instills pride and loyalty for decades to come.

  • Marketing Mojo Named to Inc. 5000's List of Fastest Growing Private Companies

    For the second time since opening its doors in 2005, Marketing Mojo, a digital marketing agency founded in Charlottesville, Va., has been recognized byInc. magazine for its business growth.

  • Albemarle County Teachers Receive Grants for Tech Innovation

    Two community-based programs highlight the Shannon Foundation grants received by Albemarle County Public Schools teachers this year. Eight schools will benefit from 11 grants totaling $12,344, and each proposal advances the school division’s project-based learning model.

  • Treating Diabetes with Data

    Like many good ideas, the idea behind Ed Deng’s diabetes management app began at home.

    The University of Virginia alumnus, who graduated in 2000 and now lives in Taiwan, has watched his parents and grandparents painstakingly navigate the daily challenges that come with Type II diabetes, knowing that he, too, is at risk for the disease. He saw firsthand how important it is for patients to track their illness throughout each day and how cumbersome and inefficient that monitoring process could be.

  • Data's Big Promise: Unlocking New Ways to Innovate

    Not long ago, only a handful of pioneering firms such as Amazon, LinkedIn, and Google had access to what we now call big data. Today, companies in all industries sweep up, store, and analyze torrents of never-before-available transactional and consumption data, capturing information about their customers, competitors, suppliers, and operations.

  • Why You Should Learn to Code

    HTML code

    Why learn to code? In some ways, writing software is the basis of digital literacy. Steve Jobs said programming “teaches you how to think.”

  • IP Webinar: Licensing Do’s and Don'ts

    Join Robin Vance from McGuire Woods, in our fifth installment of the Intellectual Property webinar series. She will provide information on licensing do's and don'ts focused on biotech agreements & IP licensing issues relating to University research and licensing opportunities.

  • Tech Tour Scheduled for October 11

    CBIC’s annual Tech Tour is a day-long event that introduces area middle and high school students to our region’s technology companies and exposes students to the diverse career possibilities offered by our regional technology community.The program is designed to help youth envision themselves as technology innovators. Nearly 100% volunteer driven, each annual tour organizes upwards of 400 area middle and high school students who visit more than 70 technology related companies and organizations in a single day!

  • i.Lab Entrepreneur Tests the Chemistry of a Good Brew

    Charlottesville, VA,July 22, 2016 -- Positioned squarely along both the Monticello Wine Trail and Virginia’s Brew Ridge Trail, Charlottesville has become a favorite destination for beer and wine lovers alike. New barrelhouses and tasting rooms are popping up all the time.

    But until now it was difficult for local companies to access some essential support services that brewers and winemakers need. A new company out of the University of Virginia’s i.Lab Incubator is filling that gap.

  • Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Velocity Tour Business Plan Competitions

    RICHMOND, VA, July 21, 2016 – Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia and Village Capital will host the weeklong Virginia Velocity Tour, which will provide $125,000 in funding to startups in the biotechnology, health, energy, agriculture, and security sectors.

  • 3D Printed Skulls Prepare New Doctors While Promoting World Class Health Care

    The UVA Health System’s Department of Otolaryngology is using 3-D printed skulls to train interns on medical procedures – a practice that is not only benefitting medical students and residents, but also patients.

  • The Value of A Commercial Assessment in Supporting a Transaction

    When a company decides to seek a strategic development or commercial partner for an asset, the first inclination is often to identify the likely buyers and begin conversations about a potential deal. However, entering a deal process without first having a full understanding of the product’s advantages, disadvantages, and commercial potential reduces the odds of a successful deal outcome. Conducting a complete commercial assessment for an asset before beginning deal discussions allows a greater chance of getting a deal done at the best possible value. This is especially true for assets at later stages of development where the target product profile is well understood and the commercial assessment can have the greatest impact.

  • Senators Heller, Warner Introduce Legislation to Encourage Stock Options for Employees of Startups and Privately-Held Firms

    (Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA), members of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation that would make it easier for startups and businesses to give employees an ownership stake in their company’s success by awarding stock options. Identical legislation was also introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN).

  • New Virtual i.Lab Taps Global Network of UVA Innovators

    Through its signature summer incubator program for new ventures and its many resources for growing start-ups, the University of Virginia’s i.Lab has helped cement Charlottesville’s status as a growing hub of entrepreneurship. But UVA’s community of innovation extends far beyond the boundaries of Central Virginia, and now, the i.Lab does, too.

    The “Virtual i.Lab” went live this summer, allowing entrepreneurs in the current incubator class to connect with UVA mentors and resources all around the world.

  • 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.

  • Tech-Girl Monthly: July 2016

    Grab your ticket to our carnival of learning! All who enter will gain the most important skills of our age: the ability to read, write and participate in our digital world. Mozilla Learning invites teachers and learners of all ages to join our funhouse of web literacy. Embrace the unknown! Experience the thrills! Imagine and share the full potential of the web with everyone!

  • Locus Health

    Locus Health blends a combination of innovative technology solutions & clinical services to improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients. The company's unique approach has reduced patient readmission rates at UVA Health System by over 40%. The software engineering team is growing to expand solutions to care for many more patients, across multiple hospitals and health systems.
  • Financial Times Ranks UVA's Darden School No. 3 in the World for Entrepreneurship

    The Financial Times has ranked the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business the No. 3 MBA program in the world for entrepreneurship.

  • Catch Lightning in a Bottle: Startup Ideation

    Not all napkin sketches turn into good ideas. But all good ideas started with the napkin sketch, or some simple means that allowed us to snatch the spark of innovation out of the ether and quickly pin it to the corporeal realm.

  • Why More Baby Boomers are Turning To Entrepreneurship

    Picturing a typical entrepreneur, many people conjure images of young, tech-savvy and ambitious college graduates, juggling at least three devices in an office with at least one Ping-Pong table.

    Jeff Williams, however, zeroes in on the 50-plus age group.

  • What It Means to be a Volunteer: Insights from CBIC's 2016 Volunteer of the Year

    Why spend time volunteering? Most of the time, it means working behind-the-scenes for the greater good, to be part of something that is bigger than you that’s changing the world or at least your part of it. You don’t do it for the recognition, but because you are passionate about the work. So being recognized as the 2016 Volunteer of the Year was an honor and icing on the cake of my volunteer experience with CBIC.

  • A Conversation on Inclusivity in Entrepreneurship

    Please join us for a panel discussion that challenges three fundamental myths of entrepreneurship: 1) it's an inborn trait; 2) it's a zero-sum game; and 3) it's all about the money. Our panelists will include Sarah Rumbaugh (founder and CEO of RelishMBA), Cheido(CEO and founder of Chiedo, Inc., including Chiedo Labs), and Suz Somersall (CEO and co-founder of KiraKira).