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MACH37 Cyber Accelerator Opens Applications for Fall 2017 Session

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.

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First Wednesdays Meetup: August 2, 2017

First Wednesdays Meetup of "Charlottesville Technologists": Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 6:00 PM at Charlottesville Draft Taproom (425 East Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22902)

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Charlottesville Women in Tech June Update

Next meeting: CWIT Maker Party!

Wednesday, July 12th, 5:30PM-7:30PM

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!

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!

Eventbrite - CWIT Maker Party!

Upcoming tech events: 

 

  • July 11: CBIC TechOnTap. Enjoy a casual happy hour while socializing and networking with other tech enthusiasts.
  • July 17: Intro to Databases & SQL. This course hosted by Girl Develop It, Central VA is the first in a four-part series on databases.
  • July 18: Code and Coffee Study Group. An informal study group for working on coding projects, hosted by Girl Develop It, Central VA.
  • July 20: Intro to the Command Line. This course, hosted by Girl Develop It, Central VA will provide a hands-on introduction to using the command line.

New Cville Office Space

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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Dave McClure Quits 500 Startups Over Sexual Harassment Scandal

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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Tech-Girl’s Monthly Calendar of Events June-July 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.

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 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
 

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

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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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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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