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MACH37™ Launches the Spring 2015 Class of Cybersecurity Startups

The MACH37™ Cybersecurity Accelerator  announced today the launch of its Spring 2015 (S-15) session for cybersecurity startups.  With the five companies selected for S-15, MACH37 will have invested in 22 cybersecurity start-ups in the past 18 months. The companies selected for S-15 were based on their unique technology, innovative approach to solving real world security problems and disruptive market solutions. 

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CIT Announces Chief Executive Officer Peter Jobse to Step Down

February 27, 2015 (HERNDON, Va.) – The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today that after a successful tenure that transformed the state-chartered non-profit, President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Jobse will resign at year-end to return to the private sector.

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ArcheMedX Wins 2015 Outstanding Innovation in CPD for the CE/CPD Professional Award

Charlottesville, VA — JANUARY 15, 2015 — Today, during the 2015 Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions Annual Conference, ArcheMedX will receive the 2015 Outstanding Innovation in CPD for the CE/CPD Professional award. This award is in recognition of the innovative design and impact of the “Flipping the Classroom: A Data-Driven Model for Nursing Education” initiative that was developed by Dr. Brian S. McGowan, Chief Learning Officer of ArcheMedX, in collaboration with Drs. Jann Balmer of the University of Virginia Health System and Kathy Chappell of the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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Coronal Group LLC Acquires Majority Assets of Charlottesville-Based HelioSage Energy

Two solar PV industry leaders unite under the Coronal-Panasonic Eco Solutions platform

Coronal Group LLC (Coronal) announced that it has acquired the majority of the assets of HelioSage Energy and formed Coronal Development Services, LLC (CDS), immediately establishing a robust end-to-end solar development solution available to commercial and utility clients in North America. Together with Panasonic Eco Solutions (Panasonic), Coronal owns and operates a portfolio of solar facilities in North America totaling nearly 100 megawatts (MW). The HelioSage acquisition will add in excess of 300 MW of near Notice To Proceed projects and more than 1.5 GWs of projects in development. The acquisition further strengthens and diversifies the unique Coronal-Panasonic platform by bringing in-house a first class development team.

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Space: The Final Frontier to Entrepreneurial Growth in Central Virginia

On Thursday the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council held a Tech Night Takeover at the Haven with a focus on space for entrepreneurial growth in Charlottesville. One of the larger TNT events to date, The Haven was abuzz with members of the startup community, real estate developers, and city, county, and elected officials, a testament to the importance of the topic.

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Virginia’s Technologists of Tomorrow

On October 9, 2014 I had the great fortune to attend my first CBIC Tech Tour. I joined more than 350 Virginia high school and middle school students to visit and get to know three of the nearly 90 Charlottesville companies and organizations to participate in this year's Tech Tour: the U.Va. Digital Media Lab, SNL Financial, and Hemoshear.

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