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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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.
Charlottesville, VA, January 31, 2017– The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 CBIC Awards, CBIC’s signature event honoring Central Virginia's most innovative organizations, startups and individuals and highlighting technology, innovation, and entrepreneurial excellence.
The 2017 CBIC Awards Gala, the largest and only one of its kind recognizing the region’s most successful startups and innovators, will be held at The Boar's Head on Thursday, May 18.
Nominations for the 19th Annual CBIC Awards are now open at cvilleinnovation.org/awards.
"Charlottesville has all the ingredients to be a national leader in business innovation, venture capital investment, and high-wage job creation," said Tracey Greene, CBIC Executive Director and co-chair of the 2017 CBIC Awards Gala. "CBIC members, sponsors and partners work year-round to nurture an atmosphere of innovation celebrated by the CBIC Awards and now a brand for our region and to ensure Charlottesville remains a leader in tech, innovation and startups."
The VTN Summit will serve as a forum for anyone interested in learning about, contributing to and collaborating on telehealth initiatives in Virginia.This live conference engages leaders within organizations, information technology, clinicians and policymakers. Register at www.cmevillage.com
Some of the most promising technological innovations at the University of Virginia got a round of applause at Alumni Hall before the Virginia Cavaliers football team took the field Saturday.
Innovation at UVa was the subject of the latest “More Than the Score” lecture, organized by the university’s Lifetime Learning program. About 200 people attended, many wearing orange and blue in support of the Cavaliers.
In his Monticello High School engineering class, none of Eric Bredder's students seem to care that their workspace smells like gasoline. All of the students are ensconced in an individual project that they dreamed up and pulled together with little input. That’s just how Bredder wants it.
The federal and Virginia R&D tax credits are often overlooked or underutilized by eligible companies.
Companies should make sure they are gaining full benefit of these tax laws to help fund operations and improve the bottom line.
The 2016 Tech Tour, a local event to introduce area middle and high school students to the dynamic high technology world that exists in the Charlottesville/Albemarle County metro region, kicked off at 9:00 am at Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Earl Dickinson Center.
Agrospheres, a student-led, Charlottesville-based start-up, has created a new biologic treatment that safely degrades harmful pesticides from crops in a matter of hours, condensing a process that can take weeks or months to occur naturally.
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.
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