• 1 In Memoriam: John C. Herr, Ph.D., UVA Champion of Translational Research
  • 2 SafeSharp, Developer of Gel to Dissolve Syringe Needles and Destroy its Pathogens, is Entering its Initial Fundraising Period
  • 3 i.Lab Incubator Company, Here's My Story, Featured in the NYT
  • 4 Altenergy, Inc. Recognized for Providing Jobs and Clean Energy in Virginia, Maryland, D.C. and Idaho
  • 5 4 Steps to Startup Success
  • 6 Why You Should Learn to Code
  • 7 Charlottesville Named Top City for Entrepreneurs
  • 8 Tech Tour Scheduled for October 11
  • 9 Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Velocity Tour Business Plan Competitions
  • 10 3D Printed Skulls Prepare New Doctors While Promoting World Class Health Care
  • 11 Charlottesville: The Little Tech Engine that Could
  • 12 Catch Lightning in a Bottle: Startup Ideation
  • 13 What It Means to be a Volunteer: Insights from CBIC's 2016 Volunteer of the Year
  • 14 8 Ways to Crank It Up
  • 15 Charlottesville Sees Significant Uptick in Venture Capital Growth
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City looks to refine tech tax credit as expiration looms

Sep 27, 2016

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. In 2001, the city declared itself...

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A team of their own: Team 20/20 brings interdisciplinary learning to MHS

Sep 24, 2016

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” The Ralph Waldo Emerson quote is one of many displayed on the walls of the Team 20/20 classroom at Monticello High School. It also captures the spirit of an...

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UVa students win Velocity Tour pitch competition

Sep 23, 2016

A pair of University of Virginia-trained biomedical engineers won a $25,000 grant from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office Friday at a pitch competition that kicked of the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s Tomtoberfest fall block party. Payam Pourtaheri...

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Charlottesville City Council endorses open data goal

Sep 20, 2016

On Monday, the Charlottesville City Council unanimously agreed to begin developing an open data policy aimed at promoting transparency and community engagement in municipal government. The council approved a resolution that directs city staff to develop...

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Innovation district will take patience, commitment, buy-in

Aug 27, 2016

As startups nationwide and in Charlottesville clamor for adequate workspace central to housing, culture, shops and amenities, localities are building and planning business districts that focus on tech- and innovation-centered small businesses. Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer...

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Tom Tom Festival recognizes Charlottesville innovators

Aug 25, 2016

The Tom Tom Founders Festival has chosen nine Charlottesville-area artists, civic leaders and entrepreneurs as winners of the 2016 Founding Cville award. Tom Tom’s board members and previous Founding Cville honorees selected the award winners after...

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Virginia Velocity Tour and pitch night heads to Charlottesville

Aug 08, 2016

An effort by Governor Terry McAuliffe to award five $25,000 grants to small Virginia startups will make its way to Charlottesville Sept. 23. The Virginia Velocity Tour, which will stop in five cities around the commonwealth...

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Center for Open Science looks to improve quality, openness of research

Jul 30, 2016

A Charlottesville nonprofit laser-focused on an ideal and armed with a free, open-source online resource for scientists is growing fast. The main floor at the Center for Open Science’s long, narrow office in the Omni Business...

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Warner: Commonwealth must connect tech and innovation hubs

Jul 15, 2016

United States Senator Mark Warner Friday told a gathering of Charlottesville elected officials, city staff and business leaders that the city’s burgeoning community of startups, tech firms and entrepreneurs cannot exist in a vacuum. For that...

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Local nonprofit developing information platform for travelers with disabilities

Jul 09, 2016

The Blue Trunk Foundation is developing a travel information service for people with disabilities. The Charlottesville-based nonprofit was founded in 2015 by Rupa Valdez, an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the...

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Local teachers to participate in innovation institute

Jun 27, 2016

The Public Education Foundation of Charlottesville-Albemarle will hold an innovation institute from July 26 to 28, with workshops led by Amanda Gonczi from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. The institute will take place...

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Effect of net neutrality ruling on broadband expansion in Albemarle unclear

Jun 17, 2016

The effect on Albemarle County of a U.S. appeals court decision that allows internet service to be considered a utility is still unclear, a county official said. The decision, handed down Tuesday, also supported the concept...

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