• 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 with 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

    WHERE?

    Open Bio Labs
    300 W. Main Street #101b
    Charlottesville, VA 22903

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  • Tech-Girl’s Monthly Calendar of Events June 2017

    Activities & Events


    Live & Local

    • June 26-30 - The Art of Code: Tech-Girls Experience provides an opportunity for middle school girls to get hands-on with coding through art. Paint a masterpiece, create a symphony of sound, animate an avatar and so much more! Registration info.
    • June 30 - Tech Petting Zoo at Northside Library from 2:00-3:30pmMore info.
    • July 6 - Summertime STEM at Scottsville Library. Registration required.
    • July 6 - Lego Coding Unplugged at Gordon Avenue Library from3:00-4:00pmRegistration required.
    • July 17 - 3D Print Jewelry at Gordon Avenue Library from 6:30-7:30pmRegistration required.
    • July 17 - 3D Printing 101 at Northside Library from 6:30-7:30pmRegistration recommended.
    • July - Design-A-Bot at Crozet Library. More info.
    • Ongoing - Tinkering with Tech at Central Library from 4:30-5:30pm, second Wednesdays. More info.
    • Ongoing - Dare to Design STEAM at Central Library from 2:30-3:30pm, second and fourth Wednesdays. Registration required.
    • Ongoing - Tween Scene: STEAM at Louisa County Library from4:00-5:00pm, second Tuesdays. More info.
    • Ongoing - Northside Makerspace at Northside Library Tuesdays at6:00-8:00pm, Thursdays at 3:00-5:00pm & Saturdays 10:30am-12:30pm. Ages 11+ and patrons must be accompanied by adult 16 or order.

    Virtual & Global

    • August 19Summer Hackathon. BigParser is running a high school hackathon at Microsoft, Chevy Chase, MD. The hackathon will take place from 8:30am to 10:30pm.
    • Ongoing - Mozilla Clubsjoin others in your community to learn how to read, write and participate on the web. Find a club near you or start one yourself!
    • Ongoing - Made with Code for classes & workshops geared toward girls.
    • Ongoing - The Connectory, find an opportunity near you to connect your child to STEM learning.
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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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  • UVA Darden Professor Mike Lenox: "Green industries are creating jobs at a faster rate than the fossil fuel industry."

    In withdrawing from the Paris climate change accords, the Trump Administration has claimed it’s putting American jobs and consumers first and preventing the decimation of vital U.S. industries. However, President Trump’s decision may have the opposite effect and discourage innovation, job creation and investment in energy, especially green industries of the future. 

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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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  • Job Growth, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Honored at 2017 CBIC Gala

    Local Entrepreneurs Celebrate a Good Year with Good Causes

    (Charlottesville, VA) -- The cash and champagne were flowing Thursday night, May 18, 2017 as Central Virginia's leading innovators toasted the recipients of the 2017 CBIC Awards and CBIC gave away $7,500 in scholarships and grants supporting science and technology education and student entrepreneurship. The annual event's inspirational speaker was Charlottesville's own Brian Calhoun, co-founder of Rockbridge Guitars and inventor of the board game craze, Chikapig.

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  • Chickapig Creator to Headline CBIC Awards Gala

    Luthier to the Stars Also Behind Board Game Startup      

    Brian Calhoun, the local creator of the national board game craze Chickapig, will be the featured Inspirational Innovator at the 19th Annual CBIC Awards at the Boar's Head Inn honoring Central Virginia's most innovative organizations, startups, and individuals. Calhoun is also the co-founder of Rockbridge Guitars headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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  • 2017 CBIC Award Finalists Announced

    Area Entrepreneurs, Businesses and Educators Recognized for Leadership, Innovation

    The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) is pleased to release a list of finalists for the 19th Annual CBIC Awards. Twenty-five local organizations and individuals are being recognized with nominations for nine coveted CBIC awards including CBIC Educator of the Year, which comes with a $2,500 technology grant and CBIC Student Entrepreneur of the Year, which comes with a $1,000 grant, and the CBIC Volunteer of the Year, which is announced during the gala.

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  • AMPEL BioSolutions and ArcheMedX Form Partnership

    AMPEL BioSolutions, a leading translational medicine and clinical operations company and ArcheMedX, a digital platform for effective online health care education and training programs, today announced a new collaboration to transform clinical trial recruitment and retention by enabling research sites to more effectively educate and continually engage clinical staff and patients.

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  • Small Business Jobs Grant Fund

    The Small Business Jobs Grant Fund, a program within the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, was created by Delegate Steve Landes in 2010 to give grants to qualified small businesses to help offset some of the costs of hiring new employees. This is a performance-based program designed to encourage small businesses to create jobs and spur economic development within the Commonwealth.

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  • Medical Research Firm Growing Fast Since Move to Charlottesville

    Paul Bishop and Lyle Camblos moved their 30-person medical research company from Staunton to Charlottesville nearly four years ago to be closer to their labor pool and attract new employees. Since then, the Atlantic Research Group, which manages Food and Drug Administration clinical trials for drug companies bringing new products to market, has added about 50 employees and has no plans to slow down. The group saw nearly 50 percent growth last year, company officials said, and expects about 30 percent in 2017. 

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  • Local Accelerator Looks to Retain Local Talent

    Lawrence Levine pulled in large outside investments in SecurePipe, the information security firm he founded in Charlottesville in 1996, the financial windfall came with a price. Levine, now a member of the Charlottesville Angel Network investment group, spent the next few years bouncing around the country, as new investments had him heading to new towns. After the 2015 sale of SecurePipe, now called Trustwave, to Singapore Telephone, Levine has returned to Charlottesville and wants to give local companies reasons to stay in town. A serial entrepreneur, Levine last year founded Cville Machine, a startup accelerator on Market Street that eventually will include a fund to get new companies through their Series A investment round.

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  • 1 Charlottesville Open Bio Labs: Building a 3D Printer!
  • 2 Tech-Girl’s Monthly Calendar of Events June 2017
  • 3 New CBIC Member, Astraea, Brings Machine Learning to Images of Earth
  • 4 Civic Innovation Day Brings Charlottesville Tech Sector to Community Engagement Challenges
  • 5 UVA Darden Professor Mike Lenox: "Green industries are creating jobs at a faster rate than the fossil fuel industry."
  • 6 Stago Group acquires HemoSonics LLC
  • 7 VividCortex CEO Receives 2017 CBIC Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • 8 Gala 2017 WINA Coverage
  • 9 Job Growth, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Honored at 2017 CBIC Gala
  • 10 Chickapig Creator to Headline CBIC Awards Gala
  • 11 2017 CBIC Award Finalists Announced
  • 12 AMPEL BioSolutions and ArcheMedX Form Partnership
  • 13 Small Business Jobs Grant Fund
  • 14 Medical Research Firm Growing Fast Since Move to Charlottesville
  • 15 Local Accelerator Looks to Retain Local Talent
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    Tech on Tap
    July 11th, 2017 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Venue: Firefly Restaurant

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Diffusion Pharmaceuticals seeks Wall Street investment while staying local

Jun 17, 2017

A small Charlottesville biopharmaceutical company recently was granted entry to the Nasdaq stock exchange. Diffusion Pharmaceuticals (DFFN) has attracted millions of dollars in private investment to develop cancer drugs from a unique molecule invented at the...

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Albemarle to allow solar farms in rural areas

Jun 15, 2017

Albemarle County will allow solar farms in designated rural areas after the Board of Supervisors approved a zoning text amendment Wednesday. Albemarle’s zoning ordinance did not previously allow energy generation in the rural areas, which encompasses...

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Workshop considers ways to improve accessibility to businesses, travel experiences for individuals with disabilities

Jun 10, 2017

A Charlottesville-based nonprofit is working to create conversations about accessibility and travel. The Blue Trunk Foundation recently held a workshop with the University of Virginia School of Architecture to reflect on what individuals with disabilities and...

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Entrepreneurship students become “catalyst for change” at Henley

Jun 09, 2017

A class of Henley Middle School students in Albemarle County has been working to improve their school for future students. “This year we asked, ‘What are some things at Henley that drive you crazy?’” said Lisa...

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Civic Innovation Day brings Charlottesville tech sector to community engagement challenges

Jun 03, 2017

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. Civic Innovation Day was organized by Smart Cville, a nonprofit organization...

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Astraea brings machine learning to images of Earth

May 27, 2017

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...

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