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Kickoff Meeting: Wed Jul 12, 7:00 PM at South Street Brewery
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.
5:30-6:00 Arrive, eat, socialize6:00-7:00 Presentation7:00-7:30 Stay and network
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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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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.
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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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.
Wednesday, July 12th, 5:30PM-7:30PM
This event is open only to members who identify as women.
For full details and to RSVP to this event, please click the button. Hope to see you there!
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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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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Open Bio Labs300 W. Main Street #101bCharlottesville, VA 22903
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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.”
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.
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.
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
Tech on Tap
Tue Aug 8, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Venue: Beer Run