Big acquisition news shook up Charlottesville this week with the announcement that SNL Financial will be acquired by McGraw Hill Financial, bringing together each company’s strengths in the domestic and international financial information markets.
In 2012, my company received 400 business plans; we interviewed 40 and funded four. Where was the disconnect?
CBIC recently facilitated a partnership with the governor's office and the U.Va. Research Park, a CBIC member company, in the first nationwide business plan competition hosted by the governor of Virginia.
The numbers have been in for some time now, and they reveal a sobering truth: the so-called STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) remain exceptionally male-dominated. The metrics on women in tech are actually getting worse.
The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) has announced that its CIT GAP Funds has invested in TypeZero Technologies, LLC, an early-stage medical technology company with a proprietary intelligent control system that improves the safety, outcomes and quality of life for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. CIT GAP Funds led TypeZero’s seed round, which included several other investors.
The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), announced today the winners of the 2015 Apps4VA James Madison University software application (app) development competition. The Apps4VA initiative focuses on improving K-12 education by engaging the public in contributing fresh and innovative ideas on how to use education data.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Virginia Velocity, Virginia’s premier business plan competition, on June 12, 2015, and there are some excellent prizes for the winners. Competitors can win cash awards of up to $225,000 with Virginia Velocity! Startups in operation for at least 24 months in either the energy or biosciences industries are qualified to compete.
I recently came across an Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) news story announcing that Vince Scheivert had received the 2015 Frank Withrow Award from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a national organization for school system technology leaders. It’s noteworthy not just because the award recognizes the country’s most exceptional Chief Information Officer (CIO), a position that Vince holds with ACPS, but because Vince is also a CBIC board member.