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.
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).
On May 26, the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) honored the area's most innovative and inspirational entrepreneurs, companies, teachers and students at its sold-out 18th annual awards gala.
What can you do if your organization is too laid back? If the people lack urgency? If you’re missing targets?
The National Venture Capital Association recently named Charlottesville the fastest growing venture ecosystem in the United States.
May 4, 2016 -- The Commonwealth of Virginia has dedicated $4 million in the state budget over the next two years to support the UVA Focused Ultrasound Center. This investment will have an incredible impact across the state, accelerating progress toward new cures, attracting additional funding, and stimulating the economy and jobs.
Innovators Row to Showcase Startups at Awards Gala – Applications Due April 30
The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) has issued a call to Central Virginia startups to participate in the annual CBIC Awards Gala. Now in its third year at the Gala, Innovators Row has become a popular feature where established tech community veterans can meet the young disruptors literally circling the entrance to the ceremony.
The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council has announced the finalists for its 2016 awards. Building on last year's expanded line-up of award categories, this year's finalists represent some of the most inspiring technology-centric business leaders, teachers, student entrepreneurs and organizations in the region.
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.
When is the last time you were able tell senior management in your organization the expected financial return on investment (ROI, because there’s always an acronym) for time spent volunteering?
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
The annual CBIC Awards Gala gathers more than 350 business leaders, entrepreneurs, government officials, and academia to honor individuals and organizations for their noteworthy contributions to the marketplace through their high-tech innovation and/or leadership.
The 18th Annual Awards Gala will take place on May 26, 2016 at the Boar's Head in Charlottesville, VA.
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