Virginia Recognized as TechHire State

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia is one of the newest members of the TechHire initiative, a White House program that aims to meet national employer demands by partnering with states and localities to create sustainable pathways to the workforce, specifically for under-served populations.

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3rd Annual Maker Faire: March 26, 2016

Charlottesville and the surrounding Jefferson Area has been a quiet hub of innovation and entrepreneurship, but no more! It’s time to make some noise, bring out our maker and crafter projects, battle some ‘bots, and have some raucous family fun.

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Nominations Open through Feb 29, CBIC Awards

Charlottesville, VA, February 16, 2016– The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 CBIC Awards, CBIC’s signature event honoring Central Virginia's most innovative organizations, startups and individuals.

Nominations for the 2016 CBIC Awards come on the heels of national attention for Charlottesville's startup community. In January, the National Venture Capital Association released a report showing the Charlottesville area is the hottest venture capital market in the country with the greatest growth and rate of growth in VC funding.

"That's not just a one year ranking," CBIC Executive Director Tracey Greene noted, "it's based on our performance over the past five years. San Francisco, New York and Boston land most of the deals, but since 2010, no city has sizzled with startup VC capital more than Charlottesville."

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Cville Ranks #1 in VC Funding Growth

According to this report by the National Venture Capital Association, nine companies in the Charlottesville, VA MSA received $27.7 million in venture funding in 2015. That makes Charlottesville #1 out of 133 MSAs in both the greatest growth (at 55.2 percent ) and the greatest rate of growth as measured by venture investment dollars with a 156.5 percent increase since 2010.

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CBIC Member, Agile Precis, Featured in The Silicon Review, A Flexible Engineering Framework to Reduce Risk and Expense 

(Austin, Texas, January 2016) The December 2015 issue of the leading industry journal The Silicon Valley Review features Agile Precis LLC, a highly innovative and unique provider of technical expertise, custom engineered software and risk management solutions. The article details the company’s unmatched combination of competencies assembled using Agile methodologies and best business practices to provide clients with optimum products and services quickly and cost-effectively.

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Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Completes Merger with RestorGenex and Becomes a Publicly Traded Oncology-Focused Biotechnology Company

Charlottesville, VA, January 8, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diffusion Pharmaceuticals LLC, a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of novel small molecule therapeutics for cancer, today announced the successful completion of its merger with RestorGenex Corporation (OTCQX:RESX). The combined company is changing its name to Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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Cville Startup Career Fair

A Career Fair and Mixer Featuring The Region's fast-growing and Innovative Companies

On February 2 & 3, meet & learn from dozens of fast-growing startups and innovative non-profits based in Charlottesville, Richmond, DC, and beyond. Connect with local entrepreneurs, students, and UVA alumni, discover internship/job opportunities, and learn the modern skills you'll need in tomorrow’s workforce. 

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Inaugural Cville Startup Career Fair Successful

In early February 2016, dozens of fast-growing startups and innovative non-profits connected with local students and entrepreneurs and U.Va. alumni to discover internships and job opportunities, and to learn the modern skills needed in tomorrow’s workforce. 

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Virginia Bioscience Commercialization Luncheon 14Jan2016: Recent developments in university support of commercializing technology in Virginia

Networking begins at 11:30, program starts at noon; location: 800 E. Leigh St, Richmond, VA

Program: In the past few weeks both VCU and U.Va have announced fantastic programs that have the power to significantly impact the formation of new life science companies and speed technology transfer into commercialization. We will learn about the brand new seed fund which will deploy $10 million over the next 10 years investing in U.Va. start-ups. We will talk also about VCU’s Quest Innovation Fund which was recently expanded to include additional funding for "proof of concept" work that will help to de-risk innovation and open the door to new partnership and investment.

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