• beCamp

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

    Learn more: becamp.org

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  • New Cville Drupal Users Group Kickoff Meeting

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

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

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  • Cville Women in Tech (CWIT) Maker Party

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

    As usual, food and drinks will be served.

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

    Agenda

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

    Details and RSVP

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  • 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.”

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  • 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. 

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  • Program Showcases Charlottesville’s Makers, Products

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

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

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

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

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

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  • MACH37 Cyber Accelerator Opens Applications for Fall 2017 Session

    Fall 2017 Cohort Session to Begin on September 5th

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

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  • New Cville Office Space

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

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

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  • Dave McClure Quits 500 Startups Over Sexual Harassment Scandal

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

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

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  • 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!

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  • New CBIC Member, Astraea, Brings Machine Learning to Images of Earth

    Astraea, a software startup in Charlottesville, is ready to take on the world — specifically, the detailed images of it captured by satellites.

    “We are building a tool so people without Ph.D.s in data science can interrogate one of the biggest datasets ever,” said CEO Brendan Richardson. “They will use it in ways we would never think of on our own.”

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  • Civic Innovation Day Brings Charlottesville Tech Sector to Community Engagement Challenges

    The inaugural Charlottesville Civic Innovation Day brought together designers, software developers and other members of the community to tackle challenges facing local government and nonprofits.

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  • 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.

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  • VividCortex CEO Receives 2017 CBIC Entrepreneur of the Year Award

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (PRWEB) VividCortex, the database monitoring company that helps businesses improve performance, availability, and uptime, today announced that the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) has named Baron Schwartz, VividCortex founder and CEO, "Entrepreneur of the Year" at the 19th Annual CBIC Awards Gala last week.

    “It’s a privilege to receive this award,” said Schwartz. “When I founded VividCortex, I chose Charlottesville for our headquarters because of the obvious advantages. We enjoy benefits like great quality of life, a top-quality research university, easy commutes, low cost of living, and a very forward-thinking community and civic leadership in general. These things are attractive to employees, and that makes Charlottesville attractive to businesses. CBIC celebrates and amplifies this culture of creativity. I owe a lot to CBIC and Charlottesville, who have supported me and our whole team from day one.”

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  • 1 beCamp
  • 2 New Cville Drupal Users Group Kickoff Meeting
  • 3 Cville Women in Tech (CWIT) Maker Party
  • 4 City’s Open Data Portal Nears Launch
  • 5 Virginia Bio Summer Mixer: July 27, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • 6 Program Showcases Charlottesville’s Makers, Products
  • 7 MACH37 Cyber Accelerator Opens Applications for Fall 2017 Session
  • 8 New Cville Office Space
  • 9 Dave McClure Quits 500 Startups Over Sexual Harassment Scandal
  • 10 Charlottesville Open Bio Labs: Building a 3D Printer!
  • 11 New CBIC Member, Astraea, Brings Machine Learning to Images of Earth
  • 12 Civic Innovation Day Brings Charlottesville Tech Sector to Community Engagement Challenges
  • 13 Stago Group acquires HemoSonics LLC
  • 14 VividCortex CEO Receives 2017 CBIC Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • Tech on Tap Banner Date 2

    Tech on Tap
    Tue Sep 12, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Venue: Residence Inn by Marriott Charlottesville Downtown, 315 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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  • Tech on Tap Banner Date

    Tech on Tap
    Tue Aug 8, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Venue: Beer Run

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    The Charlottesville area is recognized for its exceptional high-tech community and entrepreneurial spirit. CBIC is proud to spotlight leadership in these areas annually through the highly anticipated CBIC Awards.
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    Tech Tour

    CBIC's annual Tech Tour is all about igniting local students' interest in technology-related careers and showing the variety of opportunities available in our community to pursue their passions.
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    TechOnTap

    This event (free + happy hour specials) provides an opportunity for tech-minded people to network.
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Local company develops ultrasound technology to facilitate anesthesia delivery

Aug 12, 2017

To relieve pain during childbirth and various surgeries, many patients are given anesthesia through an epidural or a spinal injection in their lower back. Most anesthesiologists use touch to find where to insert the needle, often...

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A tour of Charlottesville's many murals

Aug 09, 2017

Dozens of murals brighten the walls of restaurants, businesses and street corners around the Charlottesville Area. Many of these works of art were created through Tom Tom Founders Festival's annual "City as Canvas Mural Project," in...

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Local startup betting on card game audiences bringing big business

Aug 05, 2017

In a room no bigger than a closet, Phil Braverman and Khai Hoang rolled dice and dealt out cards featuring images of monsters and wizards as three video cameras recorded their every move.   On the other side...

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Local entrepreneur gives postpartum binding a modern spin

Aug 05, 2017

Bengkung belly binding is a Malaysian postpartum practice, involving an intricate wrapping and knotting of cloth around the midsection. The 15-yard-long, 10-inch-thick piece of cloth, wrapped from the lower hips upward, provides stability and healing for...

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Charlottesville tech companies see more than $39.1M investment in 2017 so far

Aug 01, 2017

Documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2017 show that Charlottesville’s technology companies this year have attracted millions in venture capital investment. Six companies have attracted more than $39 million in investment capital, records...

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Open Bio Labs hosts conference for community-based science

Jul 30, 2017

Over the past decade, community laboratories across the world have allowed people to become DIY biologists, inventing technology and investigating the natural world regardless of their scientific background. About a dozen amateur and professional scientists gathered...

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