Newsletter

  • 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.

  • Meriwether Startup Podcast Episode 2: Payam Pourtaheri, CoFounder of AgroSpheres

    AgroSpheres is developing a biotech solution to degrade pesticides and has won numerous startup and innovation prizes. I was fortunate enough to catch up with one of the Founders, Payam Pourtaheri, right after AgroSpheres won the Charlottesville stop of the Velocity Tour. Payam's story gives some incredible insight into how both UVA and Charlottesville has changed over the past few years in regards to entrepreneurship.

    After we recorded the interview, AgroSpheres went on to win the Collegiate Inventors Competition. For an article about their victory click here.

    AgroSpheres' Team includes: Dr. Mark Kester, Payam Pourtaheri, Ameer Shakeel, Shaun Moshasha, Joey Frank, Zach Davis, Zepehr Zomorodi, and Reese Blackwell.

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

  • 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: millercenter.org

    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 http://www.missionsecure.com/about-us/careers/ 

    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.

    Qualifications:
    • 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

    Responsibilities
    • 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 https://www.borrowedandblue.com/jobs 

  • 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.   www.inovasolutions.com 

    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

    I. POSITION DESCRIPTION

    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.

    II. BACKGROUND

    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 (www.lvg.virginia.edu ). 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.

    III. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    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.

    IV. QUALIFICATIONS:

     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.

    V. COMPENSATION

    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.

    VI. TO APPLY

    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. || www.crtinc.com
     

  • 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.

    READ THE FULL ARTICLE

  • 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).

  • Mobile Websites Key to Google Ranking

    Today, a significant amount of traffic to your site comes from people using mobile devices. In fact, 94% of people with smartphones in the United States search for local information on their phones.

  • Battlebots Hackathon Hosted by WillowTree, Inc.

    Battlebots is code based game, where humans just like you, write code to move a bot around a virtual arena. When your bot enters the arena you and your bot will face challenges such as;

    - safely navigating the arena
    - avoiding threats like walls, bot poison, and even other bots themselves
    - collecting items that will increase your bot's score
    - applying the perfect algorithm to your bot, enabling it to destroy anything and everything around it

    The game is over when there is one bot left standing or time has run out. The bot with the highest score wins.

    When and where?
    June 25th from 9am to 6pm WillowTree will be hosting the Battlebot Hackathon at the new "Treehouse" location.
  • Governor McAuliffe Announces New Private Sector Sponsorship

    RICHMOND– Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) has agreed to participate as a Platinum Sponsor of the MACH37 Cyber Accelerator program. This significant public-private collaboration will help launch new cybersecurity product companies inside the Commonwealth, further establishing Virginia as the cybersecurity capital of the nation.

  • Governor McAuliffe Announces 2016 Research Commercialization Awards

    ~ Awards support promising technology research and commercialization activities across the Commonwealth ~

     

    RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today $3.4 million in funding to support 48 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) awards representing targeted areas of promising research commercialization, including cybersecurity, energy, data analytics, unmanned systems and life sciences.

  • NWG Hires New Director of Technology

    Charlottesville, VA – May, 2016 – NWG Solutions is excited to announce that Teddy Rivkin has joined our dependable team to further develop IT services and relationships in the ever changing world of technology. Teddy has more than 25 years of experience managing Information Technology. As a previous owner of a Charlottesville computer service company, and overseeing Musictoday's e-commerce operations as Chief Technology Officer, Teddy is uniquely positioned to guide the growing technical team at NWG Solutions in support of our clients throughout Central Virginia. We look forward to continuing to raise your expectations as your profoundly dependable IT partners, with our new Director of Technology. NWG Solutions, founded in 2001 by Ben Thomas,is an IT Company in downtown Charlottesville with a unique focus—dependable service and solutions for all of your IT needs. 

    Contact:

    Aimee Dumaresq
    Office Manager and Media Communications
    434.979.0555
    adumaresq@nwgsolutions

  • NetForecast Inc.: Windows Support Specialist

    Location: Work from home in Virginia
    Company is headquartered in Charlottesville, VA

    What We Do

    NetForecast validates ISP data usage consumption meters to ensure that consumers’ bills are accurate. We act as a liaison between industry and government agencies to ensure that broadband service is delivered fairly and transparently. We also measure and report on ISP user performance, and analyze and compare performance data from other “speed” testing sources.

    Job Description

    The successful candidate for this job will have extensive knowledge of and expertise with Microsoft Windows desktop and server environments.  This person will assist other NetForecast staff with the maintenance and operation of NetForecast’s remote test equipment and servers.  Duties will include but are not limited to:

    Windows PC configuration and upgrades (software and hardware) Router flashing, configuration, and troubleshooting

    Windows Server configuration and maintenance Network firewall configuration and troubleshooting

  • University of Virginia Alumni Association: Gift Analyst

    The University of Virginia Alumni Association is seeking a Gift Processing Analyst. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the U.Va. Advancement management information system (Advance Web) and other software and systems used in Gift Processing Services  to support gift processing, reporting, acknowledgement, reconciliation and the overall development effort at the University. The Analyst assists in the collection, maintenance, and distribution of gift information, and other constituency information.

    This role requires the ability to understand and to use the databases and other tools available such as a working knowledge of database query language (SQL) to choose the appropriate means to satisfy user requirements. A minimum of five or more years of experience in a related field, preferably in Development/Advancement at an institution of higher education. Execution of duties requires integrity, independence, initiative, judgment, discretion and reliability. A full job description is available at www.alumni.virginia.edu

    Excellent benefits such as health & dental insurance, retirement plan including a 40lK, free life insurance, and more.  Send resume to Laura Fekishazy, Director of Human Resources, U.Va. Alumni Association, P.O. Box 400314, Charlottesville, VA 22904 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • UVA's Top Innovators are Revolutionizing Medical and Communications Technologies

    Charlottesville, VA (UVA TODAY) The University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group has named two winners, an individual and a team, of the 2016 Edlich-Henderson Innovators of the Year, given to University faculty members whose research discoveries are making a major impact on society.

  • BeHealth Solutions: Software Engineer

    The Company:

    BeHealth Solutions develops and distributes digital therapeutics, scientifically validated programs that expand access to effective healthcare by delivering cognitive and behavioral change strategies through the Internet and mobile devices.  Our interactive, self-guided programs offer scalable and affordable solutions for behavioral and mental health issues, and are used by our customers in the management of medical and mental health conditions.

  • MadiDrop PBC Closes Bridge Funding; Ramps up Production of Safe Drinking Water Technology

    Charlottesville, VA -- MadiDrop PBC, a public benefit company that manufactures and distributes safe drinking water technologies to communities throughout the world, has closed a second round of bridge funding.

  • Artificial Pancreas Might Be Ready in 2017 for Diabetics

    A local startup company, TypeZero Technologies, and a University of Virginia (UVA) research program have attracted national attention for the development of their artificial pancreas system.

  • Forbes Highlights C'ville Tech Scene

    This month, a Forbes magazine article titled "How Revolutions In Finance And Education Are Transforming Virginia's Purpose Economy" highlighted Charlottesville's social-driven entrepreneurship and innovation.

  • Virginia Recognized as TechHire State

    Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia is one of the newest members of the TechHire initiative, a White House program that aims to meet national employer demands by partnering with states and localities to create sustainable pathways to the workforce, specifically for under-served populations.

  • UVa Information Technology Services Product Manager

    UVa Information Technology Services is looking for a business and tech savvy product manager to help us deliver the best software and cloud solutions to the innovative faculty, students and staff of the University. Utilizing your skills as user advocate, access administrator and business analyst, you will work with a diverse team to implement new software and SaaS solutions, manage access and provisioning of users, and keep us ahead of the curve of new features and entitlements.

    If you have a passion for connecting technology and users, and understand the challenges of SaaS, the cloud and the evergreen model of software delivery, we'd love for you to join our team.

    Key skills and attributes we're looking for include:

    Experience administering SaaS systems, managing access and entitlement provisioning

    Demonstrated skill querying and parsing data into rulesets

    Experience using scripting languages (i.e. PowerShell) to automate processes

    Experience with database management systems, concepts, and architectures

    Knowledge and understanding of data flow diagrams and logic

    Knowledge and understanding of technical documentation

    Ability to analyze and correct system faults\errors in application or database layers

    A customer-centric focus that continuously frames decision-making in terms of customer needs and value

    Customer service orientation to respond to ad-hoc requests accurately and professionally  

    To view the posting, all required/preferred qualifications and to apply, please visit U.Va.’s website at https://jobs.virginia.edu and search for US Posting number 0618311.

    Come be a part of Charlottesville’s leading employer with a competitive benefits package including multiple options for health insurance, a minimum of 22 days of leave per year (in addition to holidays), and a $2,000 annual education benefit (after one year of service).

    The University of Virginia welcomes applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities and seeks to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment. The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

  • CBIC Partners with Tom Tom Festival on April 11 Future Forum to Discuss the Future of Charlottesville

    The Launch of Tom Tom’s 2016 Festival to Focus on the Creative Economy of 2025 -- A must-attend event for anyone passionate about the future of Charlottesville.

  • University of Virginia Licensing and Ventures Group - Administration Manager

    University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group

    TITLE: Administration Manager

    SUPERVISOR: Executive Director, UVAPF

    I. POSITION OBJECTIVE The Administration Manager is charged with administrative leadership for UVA LVG in all matters of systems (Sophia Knowledge Management System), documents (disclosures, agreements, intellectual property, etc.), data (aggregation, auditing, reporting, and presentation), records (digital and fixed), and compliance systems (iEdison) management.

    II. BACKGROUND The University of Virginia is a comprehensive research university located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Home to 11 schools, UVA is consistently rated among the United States top public universities and a university “best values.” Further, UVA boasts 12,000 faculty and staff, a greater than $7.5 billion endowment, 20 members of the national academies, two research parks, and top 10 ranked schools of business, commerce, and law. During the fiscal year that ended 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. The University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group (UVA LVG) is the intellectual property management and innovation commercialization organization for UVA’s research portfolio (lvg.virginia.edu). Founded in 1977 as a 501(c)(3) UVA-affiliated foundation, today UVA LVG receives ~200 invention disclosures, executes ~70 commercial transactions, and launches 5-7 new companies each year.

    III. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Reporting to the Executive Director, the responsibilities are: • Maintain specialized unit databases, systems, and related records; • Enter and audit database transactions including, but not limited to, invention disclosures, agreements, and intellectual property records; • Data management; • Document management; • Manage local and remote physical document archives; • Manage electronic document retention; • Generate reports, design and set up customized and detailed reports, documents, spreadsheets for Executive Director, Board of Directors, and University leadership (department chairs, center directors, deans, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and other senior University leadership); • Prepare statistical reports for quarterly audits by outside auditors of disclosures, license agreements and equity documents; • Assist financial management; • Serve as point of contact for faculty inquiries regarding invention disclosure, agreement processing, intellectual property assignments, etc.; • the flow of legal documents relevant to the operation of the UVA Patent Foundation Technology transfer office; • Support the licensing team in managing licensee compliance; • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director; • Input patent information into Inteum C/S; • Manage all aspects of federal government compliance via iEdison (invention reporting, election of title, utilization reporting, patent marking, etc.); • Interface with Office of Sponsored Programs to obtain copies of research documents.

    IV. QUALIFICATIONS: • Required:  Extraordinary attention to detail, precision, meticulousness, etc.; Experience management databases and extracting reports from such databases; o Strong computer skills, including Excel; o Strong oral and written communication skills; o Proficiency in latest Microsoft Word products; o Strong organizational skills; o Ability to work as part of a team and promote congeniality among fellow workers; o Bachelor’s degree. • Strongly preferred: o Knowledge of and experience with patent preparation/prosecution, contract negotiation and business development; o Experience working in a University environment.

    V. COMPENSATION 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.

    VI. TO APPLY Qualified candidates are invited to apply for the position of Administration Manager 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 Crystal Ballif at 434.924.2175.

  • University of Virginia - Web Developer

    The Office of University Communications at the University of Virginia seeks a Web Developer to help support its core mission of elevating the reputation of the University while promoting and strengthening its brand regionally, nationally and internationally. Reporting to the Creative Director, the Web Developer will support the development of the University's web presence, including the creation of custom pages and the enhancement of its overall functionality. He or she will be responsible for the on-going development of the University's core websites, including but not limited to, virginia.edu, UVA Today, and the President's Office. Core responsibilities will include: - Acting as a technical expert to provide recommendations on highly complex projects. - Working with members of the creative team including designers, videographers, and photographers to solidify requirements. - Interpreting specifications and writing technical code to meet specifications. - Coding, testing, and implementation of applications, and evaluating applications after implementation - Providing on-going support of Drupal sites owned by University Communications. - Providing problem-solving support as necessary for Drupal sites owned by University Communications. - Complying with data security polices and standards and implementing data security measures. - Monitoring security bulletins and open-software community postings. - Staying current on secure web-programming techniques. The successful candidate will have working knowledge of both front- and backend Drupal development. He/she will be a collaborative, deadline-driven individual who is willing to take direction and able to manage several projects at once. Additionally, he or she will be a conceptual thinker with advanced knowledge and competence working with Git, PHP, HTML, SASS, CSS and Javascript. This is a full-time, University Staff position. For more information on this opportunity, and/or to apply, please visit: https://jobs.virginia.edu and search for posting number 0618312 The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • Raise Your Profile: Annual Awards Gala Sponsorships Now Available

    2016 marks the 18th year that the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) has celebrated entrepreneurship and innovation through its Annual CBIC Awards Gala. Last year’s gala resulted in a 50 percent growth in attendance over the prior sold-out year making it the largest CBIC Awards Gala in history with 360 attendees!

  • Archive of CBIC E-News Editions -- check out what you may have missed!

    Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

  • 3rd Annual Maker Faire: March 26, 2016

    Charlottesville and the surrounding Jefferson Area has been a quiet hub of innovation and entrepreneurship, but no more! It’s time to make some noise, bring out our maker and crafter projects, battle some ‘bots, and have some raucous family fun.

  • Nominations Open through Feb 29, CBIC Awards

    Charlottesville, VA, February 16, 2016– The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 CBIC Awards, CBIC’s signature event honoring Central Virginia's most innovative organizations, startups and individuals.

    Nominations for the 2016 CBIC Awards come on the heels of national attention for Charlottesville's startup community. In January, the National Venture Capital Association released a report showing the Charlottesville area is the hottest venture capital market in the country with the greatest growth and rate of growth in VC funding.

    "That's not just a one year ranking," CBIC Executive Director Tracey Greene noted, "it's based on our performance over the past five years. San Francisco, New York and Boston land most of the deals, but since 2010, no city has sizzled with startup VC capital more than Charlottesville."

  • Bringing Change Agents Together and Shaping Them for the Future

    “There are all these cool things happening here in Charlottesville that are building the innovation-based ecosystem. Our job at CBIC is to be the collaborator and break down those silos and make sure everybody knows what's happening in that community.”

  • Why is Collaboration Critical to Successfully Training the Healthcare Workforce of Tomorrow?

    There are two primary trends driving the collaborative needs of the healthcare workforce. The first is the immutable law of demographics. Our nation's healthcare workforce is in the midst of a generational shift as more and more Baby Boomers retire and millions of Millennials come of age.

  • LendPro: Account Executive

    POSITION: Account Executive

    Posted 18Jan 2016

    BACKGROUND

    LendPro is a dynamic five year old Charlottesville-based technology business that sells a web-based, consumer finance software application known as Open-to-Buy (OTB), designed specifically for big-ticket retailers, such as home furnishings, jewelry, bedding, automotive, and electronics stores.

    LendPro has installed OTB in nearly 500 retail stores across the country and expects to double its customer base in 2016.

    OTB enables consumers to easily, privately, and securely apply for product financing both at-home and in-store through one of LendPro’s lender partners using a self-service platform, such as a kiosk, tablet, or the consumer’s own smartphone.

    LendPro’s lender partners cover all credit tiers, from prime to sub-prime, to help more consumers qualify for a financing program. LendPro’s proprietary technology features robust configuration of lender options to meet the needs of each retailer.

    POSITION

    LendPro desires to hire a full-time account executive who will drive revenue growth by performing the following functions:

    • Establish strategic account plans for focus accounts to successfully manage the sales cycle
    • Utilize salesforce.com to manage and monitor daily sales activities and plans and to report to management on weekly and monthly progress
    • Build relationships and develop a trust-based, value-add relationship with prospective retailers
    • Ensure successful prospect development and acquisition by positioning LendPro as a leader in the emerging “cloud-based” consumer-lending segment in the big-ticket retail marketplace
    • Meet or exceed planned quarterly quota

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Candidate should have a minimum of two years of direct sales experience, preferably in retail, consumer finance, and/or technology markets.  Candidate must have the ability to clearly present information and express a value proposition clearly and effectively to individuals or groups.  Candidate must excel at building a “trusted-advisor” relationship with prospective customers. He or she should have strong written and oral communication skills, be a motivated self-starter, and be persistent and diligent in engaging prospects.  Candidate must have held and achieved a sales quota at previous company.

     

    COMPENSATION

    The account executive position is a full-time position having a base monthly salary of between $4,000 and $5,500, commensurate with experience. The position also offers a generous commission plan that can significantly increase candidate’s overall compensation.

    LendPro provides for eighteen (18) days of paid time-off, inclusive of major U.S. holidays.  LendPro will also pay up to $300 per month of the Candidate’s personally-paid health insurance premiums as well as $75 per month for use of candidate’s own mobile phone.

     

    Send serious inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (434)202-0137.

     

  • AMPEL BioSolutions: Post-doc positions in Immunology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics or related fields

    Posted Feb 1, 2016: AMPEL BioSolutions has post-doctoral positions immediately available for newly minted PhDs in Immunology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics or related fields.  AMPEL is looking for dynamic individuals interested in working in a collaborative “think-tank” setting to analyze and interpret “big data” sets (transcriptomic, proteomic, epigenetic, genomic) in order to find new drugs and drug targets for treatment of autoimmune disease.

  • Cville Ranks #1 in VC Funding Growth

    According to this report by the National Venture Capital Association, nine companies in the Charlottesville, VA MSA received $27.7 million in venture funding in 2015. That makes Charlottesville #1 out of 133 MSAs in both the greatest growth (at 55.2 percent ) and the greatest rate of growth as measured by venture investment dollars with a 156.5 percent increase since 2010.

  • NWG Solutions: Systems Engineer

    Posted 26Jan2016: NWG Solutions, LLC is one of the area’s largest technical support companies serving small to medium sized businesses with on-site computer and IT related support. We are currently accepting resumes for a Technical Support Professional with superb customer service skills to work in a highly demanding, highly rewarding field. Our customers include some of the fastest growing businesses in the area who expect the best from their IT support firm.

    We offer competitive benefits, a comprehensive continuing education program and unlimited paid-time off.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Installation, support and maintenance of Microsoft suite applications (server and workstation operating systems and applications) in a LAN/WAN environment.
    • On-site and remote hardware, software and network fault location and resolution.
    • Hardware component upgrades and installations.
    • Network design, maintenance and installation.
    • Virus and spyware removal and detection.
    • Data recovery and data industry best practice implementation.
    • Must be able to work nights and weekends as needed.

    Qualifications:

    • Must have at least 3-5 years’ experience in IT support.
    • Must have experience with Microsoft Server
    • Microsoft certifications preferred but not required

    Personal Skill Set Requirements:

    • Ability to interact with customers in a polite and professional manner.
    • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
    • Ability to assess situations quickly and thoroughly.
    • Ability to work within client environment with as little intrusion as possible.
    • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
    • Ability to communicate technical information to a largely non-technical audience.
    • Organize and manage tasks and projects efficiently.
    • Work autonomously while maintaining communications with co-workers and clients.
    • Demonstrate integrity, fairness, and a strong sense of team spirit.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Required experience:

    • Information Technology/Microsoft Sever: 3 years

    For more info and to apply, visit 

    http://www.nwgsolutions.com/join

     

     

  • Scientists Offered $1 Million Prize to Pre-reigster Experiments

    Scientists are being offered a $1,000 (£705) prize if they pre-register their plans for experiments in a bid to make research results more reproducible.

    The Center for Open Science (COS), based in Charlottesville, is offering $1 million worth of prizes to academics across the world over the next three years.

    Pre-registration involves scientists agreeing with an outside reviewer exactly what hypothesis they are seeking to test before they run their experiments. Advocates hope that this will prevent researchers coming up with unreliable post hoc conclusions, sometimes by “hacking” their data to find any positive result in order to get exciting outcomes that have a better chance of being published.

    David Mellor, project manager for the “Preregistration Challenge” at COS, said that the rationale of the prizes was to “catch researchers’ attention” and get them interested in pre-registration. He said the fact that researchers had to be offered prizes to take up pre-registration was “indicative of what the current incentives really are. And they are to make the findings clean and sexy.” Some academics might decide to put their winnings towards further research, while others might well spend it on a holiday or “beer money”, Dr Mellor said.

    The competition comes against a background of increasing concern that many scientific results cannot be reproduced. Last August, an attempt to reproduce 100 prominent psychology findings was successful in just 36 per cent of cases. The COS, which conducted the psychology study, is now attempting to replicate findings from cancer biology research.

    Pre-registration is seen as a way to prevent researchers recasting the aims of their research depending on which results turn out to be statistically significant. But critics argue that it could shackle scientists by preventing them from coming up with exploratory hypotheses on the basis of unexpected results.

    The COS will be giving out 1,000 of the $1,000 prizes until the end of 2018. Since launching the challenge at the beginning of January, Dr Mellor said that he had received a “few dozen” submissions. The competition is open to researchers in any country in the world except for a handful of countries blacklisted by the US State Department, including Russia and China.

    Money for the competition comes from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. It is co-chaired by John Arnold, a billionaire former hedge fund manager. 

    Read the full article at the Times Higher Education.

    By This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., @DavidMjourno

  • CBIC Member, Agile Precis, Featured in The Silicon Review, A Flexible Engineering Framework to Reduce Risk and Expense 

    (Austin, Texas, January 2016) The December 2015 issue of the leading industry journal The Silicon ValleyReview features Agile Precis LLC, a highly innovative and unique provider of technical expertise, custom engineered software and risk management solutions. The article details the company’s unmatched combination of competencies assembled using Agile methodologies and best business practices to provide clients with optimum products and services quickly and cost-effectively.