CBIC Blog

Collaborating to Compete

Throughout my career I’ve had the tremendous opportunity to promote all things Virginia. The many times I have visited Charlottesville – there’s always a feeling about the community, you’ve really got it going on. Through increased collaboration, the environment for innovation and entrepreneurship in Charlottesville will only intensify the ability to compete.

In the recent book “The Metropolitan Revolution,” and the conversation many enjoyed with Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institute during his visit to Richmond last year, it is said there are three things to help ignite a metropolitan revolution: create a network where everyone moves in the same lanes together; celebrate and champion the distinctive feature for the region; and figure out the game changer.

Add a comment

Read more ...

Cville Tech, Innovation, Startup & Entrepreneur Resources

As the executive director of CBIC, I'm often asked, "Where do the local tech and entrepreneurial people meet up, how can I stay informed about local happenings, and what startup resources are nearby?"

On behalf of CBIC, I curate a weekly opt-in e-newsletter, which provides answers and insights into these very questions. In addition, CBIC maintain the below inventory of active groups, meet-ups, funding sources, online forums, jobs boards, makerspaces, accelerators, and more that collectively stitch together and inform our tech, entrepreneurial and innovation-based start-up ecosystem: 

Meetups

 

Startup Funding Sources


Incubators, Accelerators and Entrepreneurial Startup Spaces

Related Ecosystem News Story: CVille Tomorrow: Local Startups Need More Common Space Connections

 

Entrepreneurial Training | Workshops | Bootcamps

News Sources, Online Forums, Slack Channels, Google Groups, Etc

Events Calendars 

Jobs & Internships

    

Company and Startup Lists in Charlottesville

Why Charlottesville? #CvilleTech Acquisitions, Exits, Wins, Accolades 

 

Do you know of other local resources, groups, meetups, training, calendars jobs boards, we should add to this list? Comment below!

Add a comment

Taking the Plunge

There I was suspended with my body standing perpendicular against the wall of a 50-foot rappel tower.  Above a Marine drill instructor was barking at me.  I could see his veins popping out of his forehead.  “Lean back, look over your right shoulder, and double-time backwards!  Do it, now!”  

Add a comment

Read more ...

The Question is in the Answer

Question: How many Art Directors does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
Answer: Does it have to be a lightbulb?

It’s a joke of course, but it's worth asking the question for the simple fact that you might come up with a different answer had you never asked. One of my favorite things I learned in architecture school is that once you ask the right question, you're well on your way to finding the answer.

Add a comment

Read more ...