This year’s summit will feature a lineup of distinguished and insightful speakers and panelists who will discuss how to unlock the value of data with the use of analytics to support an agency’s mission, solve challenges, and answer burning questions. Attendees will obtain practical knowledge about identifying and scoping challenges to solve with data analytics, how to get data analytic projects off the ground to completion, and where to get resources.
Attend THRIVE, Virginia Bio’s one-of-a-kind statewide conference where hundreds of executives from large companies to startups, healthcare providers, nonprofits, research universities, public sector, professional service providers, and an extensive group of large investors will be – ALL UNDER ONE ROOF!
When: 27 March 2017
Time: 1:30 - 2:30
Where: Darden’s Classroom 50
Speaker: Barbara Byrne, Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, Barclays
Thursday, March 2, 2017 – Charlottesville, VA. Taliaferro Junction, LLC, and Jaffray Woodriff, announce the purchase of Main Street Arena, comprising the land and building at 230 West Main Street on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall.
AgroSpheres is developing a biotech solution to degrade pesticides and has won numerous startup and innovation prizes. I was fortunate enough to catch up with one of the Founders, Payam Pourtaheri, right after AgroSpheres won the Charlottesville stop of the Velocity Tour. Payam's story gives some incredible insight into how both UVA and Charlottesville has changed over the past few years in regards to entrepreneurship.
After we recorded the interview, AgroSpheres went on to win the Collegiate Inventors Competition. For an article about their victory click here.
AgroSpheres' Team includes: Dr. Mark Kester, Payam Pourtaheri, Ameer Shakeel, Shaun Moshasha, Joey Frank, Zach Davis, Zepehr Zomorodi, and Reese Blackwell.
Meriwether Startup Report is a series of conversations with founders and those who support startups here in Charlottesville.
Position: Front-End Web Developer/Administrator
Organization: Miller Center at the University of Virginia Location: Charlottesville, Virginia Website: millercenter.org
Date: February 2017
Castle Hill Gaming is seeking a Data Scientist to help us refine our products and help us make smarter decisions to deliver even better products. Castle Hill Gaming creates casino slot games for gaming markets all over the United States. We are looking for someone that is part scientist, part software engineer, and part hacker. You will work to identify and prioritize actionable, high-impact insights across our core business markets.
Watch CBS 19's coverage of CBIC's Tech Night Takeover.
Mission Secure Inc. is an investor-backed cyber defense company providing next generation solutions to protect critical physical assets and control systems from cyber attacks. MSi’s patent-pending Secure Sentinel Platform enhances critical, physical system security by combining cyber cybersecurity, fault tolerance and automated control systems techniques into a unique system-aware cyber security solution to monitor, detect, inform, collect and automatically correct cyber attacks on physical systems in real time. For more information about current job openings, visit http://www.missionsecure.com/about-us/careers/
Job posted 12/14/16:
Borrowed & Blue, a Charlottesville, Virginia-based wedding vendor marketplace, is led by co-founder & CEO Adam Healey and his wife Christin. Borrowed & Blue is a marketplace for couples to plan and book related items and services from wedding vendors across the United States. The company, which has additional offices in Boulder, Colorado, is focused on enabling couples to discover vendors through their work. Every photo on the site is tagged with the relevant vendors whose work is featured, and links to detailed information about that vendor. B&B says it is servicing millions of visitors a year, with 18,000 vendors already actively using the service online and via an iOS app, available in the App Store. For information on current job openings, visit https://www.borrowedandblue.com/jobs
Off Campus Partners operates the official off-campus housing website for over 100 colleges and universities around the country --and growing. We provide apartment communities and management companies targeted marketing to universities' off-campus housing markets by listing their properties on the university website. Universities select Off Campus as their exclusive outsourcing partner, embed their software within the university website, and promote the service to students, parents, and faculty/staff. Please visit our website to view specific job opportunities.
Posted November 2016: Scitent is seeking a freelancer who will:
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About Inova: We are located in downtown Charlottesville and offer a flexible, modern work environment. We strive to help large and mid-sized companies serve their customers better and to help universities and community colleges keep their faculty and staff safe and informed. www.inovasolutions.com
Inova Solutions is seeking an experienced software engineer to work within a skilled Agile development team.
Charlottesville, Va., Nov. 16, 2016 – In partnership with Mozilla, St. Anne's-Belfield School will host its second annual SPARK high school hackathon on Jan. 28 and 29. In preparation for the event, SPARK organizers seek community mentors, partners, and sponsors to participate in learning and making throughout the weekend.
The University of Virginia has recently embarked upon an ambitious effort to improve its research computing infrastructure. The initiatives over the past several years include deployment of a large-scale high-performance computing cluster and a secure virtual-environment data analytics platform; provision of centralized multi-tiered storage solutions; and a recent upgrade of the campus network backbone. This much-enhanced cyber infrastructure has set the stage for unprecedented growth in research activity. In order to capitalize on this momentum and to accelerate future scientific breakthroughs using our state-of-the-art computing environment, the University is assembling a world-class team of highly skilled individuals in advanced research computing fields. Individuals with technical competency in HPC and scientific computing, and those who enjoy the challenges involving complex data and computing problems are strongly encouraged to apply for one or more of the three positions being offered in Information Technology Services (ITS) at the University of Virginia. We are looking for:
BigCommerce today announced the winners of the 2016 BigCommerce Innovation Awards, an international contest recognizing noteworthy technical achievement and ecommerce innovations.
As unique as Charlottesville is, it is not immune to the economic laws of supply and demand. The market for office space in Charlottesville is a great case in point.
Full Stack Developers
IT Business Analytics
Interactive map shows broadband access and available service providers across the Commonwealth
November 8, 2016 (HERNDON, VA) – The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today that the latest edition of the Virginia Broadband Availability Map has been released and includes several new dynamic features.
Borrowed & Blue, a Charlottesville, Virginia-based wedding vendor marketplace, raised $7m in Series A funding.
The fourth annual TEDxCharlottesville will be held at the historic Paramount Theater in beautiful downtown Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday, November 11th.
Tuesday, November 15, 6-8pm
Stop Starting, Start Finishing - How Kanban maximizes IT Customer Value
Posted November 2016
University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group Position Description TITLE: Licensing /Business Development Professional
After having a central catheter inserted in their arm, some patients are told that their best option for covering and protecting the insertion site is a cut-off tube sock. Chaitenya Razdanthought there had to be a better way.
Friday, November 4, 9:30AM until 11:15AM, Darden Classroom 120 Come hear 10 dynamic young entrepreneurs from 9 different countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region pitch their start-up business and social ventures! These Young Leaders of the Americas (YLAI) Professional Fellows are in the United States on a highly competitive, six-week program sponsored by the White House and U.S. Department of State. MORE INFO & RSVP
Partnership will include joint recruitment of eminent scientists, researchers and investigators to the Commonwealth of Virginia to facilitate health innovations
As a public benefit company, our commitment to helping people improve their health and family circumstances is as strong as our commitment to sound business practices. That's why we're proud to have achieved Certified B Corp status.
Do you need funding to advance an early-stage technology? Will a $50k or $100k grant help commercialize your product or service? If your work is in one or more of these sectors – Advanced Manufacturing, Cyber Security, Energy, Environment, IT, Life Sciences, or Unmanned Systems – keep reading!
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.
October 11 is a special day for Tech-Girls. We launched on the first International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2012. It’s a day when activist groups come together under the same goal to highlight, discuss, and take action to advance rights and opportunities for girls everywhere.
Plan to join Virginia Bio for a discussion around women building biotechnology in Virginia. This lunch meeting, to be held on Thursday, October 13 at 11:30 am in Richmond, follows on a conference that took place in September at the Anova Center for Personalized Health on 'Women Building Bio: the XX Factor'.
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.
Robert J. Creeden has joined the University of Virginia’s Licensing & Ventures Group as its first managing director of the UVA Seed Fund and New Ventures.
Posted September 2016:
HemoSonics, a UVA-affiliated medical device company, has announced the publication of four journal articles, accompanied by an editorial, in Anesthesia & Analgesia describing the first clinical experiences with the Quantra™ Hemostasis Analyzer, a groundbreaking system designed to transform and improve the management of critical bleeding.
John C. Herr, 68, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Research in Contraceptive and Reproductive Health, died unexpectedly on September 17 after having participated in the Gene Arnold Memorial Special Olympics 10K Run & 2 Mile Walk at Meriwether Lewis Elementary School in Ivy.
A new company with a global safety and environmental mission, SafeSharp LLC, is announcing its initial fundraising period commences September 22, 2016, to bring its breakthrough technology to market. SafeSharp is entering its initial public fundraising round, to fund additional patents and to begin field testing of the SafeSharp Dissolver Gel and optimal delivery methods.
The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) has announced a major step in its collaborative work with Powhatan County in which a countywide broadband assessment was conducted in order to identify Powhatan’s broadband goals.
AlphaTech Group, Inc., an exclusive, CEO-level program serving emerging Mid-Atlantic companies within the cybersecurity, big data and data analytics industries, has announced the call for nominations for its 2016-2017 class of founders and C-level executives.
AVERY CHENOWETH spent childhood summers on a front porch in Tennessee, where adults would say, over pitchers of martinis as fans slowly turned, “If you listen carefully, you may learn something.” He’s still learning.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, Sept. 7, 2016 — Solar power is a booming business worldwide, and local installer Altenergy, Inc. is among the companies recently named to an annual and well-recognized list of North America’s top solar contractors.
August, 2016: Mint Life recently teamed up with Glassdoor to determine the best U.S companies to work for according to its employees, and Charlottesville's own WillowTree was cited as one of 7! Whether you’re on the hunt for your first job, or simply looking to shift gears, here’s a selection of Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work 2016” winners, chosen by those who know a company best – employees.
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The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) has announced the election of Michael Steed, Founder and Managing Partner of Paladin Capital Group, as Chairman, and Duffy Mazan, CTO of CourseMaven, as Vice-Chairman of the CIT Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of its parent authority, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority (IEIA).
Vibethink Corporation (VBTK) announced today changes to its management structure to support its strategic growth plan. Vibethink CEO, Kurt Wassenaar announced that Vibethink President Ryan DeRose would be stepping down to pursue new ventures.
What makes a college great? They provide a quality education and graduate students on time, they set graduates up to earn well-paying jobs early in their career, and they provide a memorable and enjoyable campus experience that instills pride and loyalty for decades to come.
For the second time since opening its doors in 2005, Marketing Mojo, a digital marketing agency founded in Charlottesville, Va., has been recognized byInc. magazine for its business growth.
Two community-based programs highlight the Shannon Foundation grants received by Albemarle County Public Schools teachers this year. Eight schools will benefit from 11 grants totaling $12,344, and each proposal advances the school division’s project-based learning model.
Like many good ideas, the idea behind Ed Deng’s diabetes management app began at home.
The University of Virginia alumnus, who graduated in 2000 and now lives in Taiwan, has watched his parents and grandparents painstakingly navigate the daily challenges that come with Type II diabetes, knowing that he, too, is at risk for the disease. He saw firsthand how important it is for patients to track their illness throughout each day and how cumbersome and inefficient that monitoring process could be.
Not long ago, only a handful of pioneering firms such as Amazon, LinkedIn, and Google had access to what we now call big data. Today, companies in all industries sweep up, store, and analyze torrents of never-before-available transactional and consumption data, capturing information about their customers, competitors, suppliers, and operations.
Why learn to code? In some ways, writing software is the basis of digital literacy. Steve Jobs said programming “teaches you how to think.”
Join Robin Vance from McGuire Woods, in our fifth installment of the Intellectual Property webinar series. She will provide information on licensing do's and don'ts focused on biotech agreements & IP licensing issues relating to University research and licensing opportunities.
CBIC’s annual Tech Tour is a day-long event that introduces area middle and high school students to our region’s technology companies and exposes students to the diverse career possibilities offered by our regional technology community.The program is designed to help youth envision themselves as technology innovators. Nearly 100% volunteer driven, each annual tour organizes upwards of 400 area middle and high school students who visit more than 70 technology related companies and organizations in a single day!
Charlottesville, VA,July 22, 2016 -- Positioned squarely along both the Monticello Wine Trail and Virginia’s Brew Ridge Trail, Charlottesville has become a favorite destination for beer and wine lovers alike. New barrelhouses and tasting rooms are popping up all the time.
But until now it was difficult for local companies to access some essential support services that brewers and winemakers need. A new company out of the University of Virginia’s i.Lab Incubator is filling that gap.
RICHMOND, VA, July 21, 2016 – Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia and Village Capital will host the weeklong Virginia Velocity Tour, which will provide $125,000 in funding to startups in the biotechnology, health, energy, agriculture, and security sectors.
The UVA Health System’s Department of Otolaryngology is using 3-D printed skulls to train interns on medical procedures – a practice that is not only benefitting medical students and residents, but also patients.
When a company decides to seek a strategic development or commercial partner for an asset, the first inclination is often to identify the likely buyers and begin conversations about a potential deal. However, entering a deal process without first having a full understanding of the product’s advantages, disadvantages, and commercial potential reduces the odds of a successful deal outcome. Conducting a complete commercial assessment for an asset before beginning deal discussions allows a greater chance of getting a deal done at the best possible value. This is especially true for assets at later stages of development where the target product profile is well understood and the commercial assessment can have the greatest impact.
(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA), members of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation that would make it easier for startups and businesses to give employees an ownership stake in their company’s success by awarding stock options. Identical legislation was also introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN).
Through its signature summer incubator program for new ventures and its many resources for growing start-ups, the University of Virginia’s i.Lab has helped cement Charlottesville’s status as a growing hub of entrepreneurship. But UVA’s community of innovation extends far beyond the boundaries of Central Virginia, and now, the i.Lab does, too.
The “Virtual i.Lab” went live this summer, allowing entrepreneurs in the current incubator class to connect with UVA mentors and resources all around the world.
Beyond the many accolades that are heaped on Charlottesville as a great place to live (happiest town in America, best place to live in the country, the most beautiful college campus in the US, one of the hippest mid-size towns … and the list goes on …), Charlottesville is emerging as a mini-tech powerhouse.From student entrepreneurs to startups to some of the fastest growing tech companies in America, Charlottesville’s tech scene is thriving.
Grab your ticket to our carnival of learning! All who enter will gain the most important skills of our age: the ability to read, write and participate in our digital world. Mozilla Learning invites teachers and learners of all ages to join our funhouse of web literacy. Embrace the unknown! Experience the thrills! Imagine and share the full potential of the web with everyone!
The Financial Times has ranked the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business the No. 3 MBA program in the world for entrepreneurship.
Not all napkin sketches turn into good ideas. But all good ideas started with the napkin sketch, or some simple means that allowed us to snatch the spark of innovation out of the ether and quickly pin it to the corporeal realm.
Picturing a typical entrepreneur, many people conjure images of young, tech-savvy and ambitious college graduates, juggling at least three devices in an office with at least one Ping-Pong table.
Jeff Williams, however, zeroes in on the 50-plus age group.
Why spend time volunteering? Most of the time, it means working behind-the-scenes for the greater good, to be part of something that is bigger than you that’s changing the world or at least your part of it. You don’t do it for the recognition, but because you are passionate about the work. So being recognized as the 2016 Volunteer of the Year was an honor and icing on the cake of my volunteer experience with CBIC.
Please join us for a panel discussion that challenges three fundamental myths of entrepreneurship: 1) it's an inborn trait; 2) it's a zero-sum game; and 3) it's all about the money. Our panelists will include Sarah Rumbaugh (founder and CEO of RelishMBA), Cheido(CEO and founder of Chiedo, Inc., including Chiedo Labs), and Suz Somersall (CEO and co-founder of KiraKira).
Today, a significant amount of traffic to your site comes from people using mobile devices. In fact, 94% of people with smartphones in the United States search for local information on their phones.
Battlebots is code based game, where humans just like you, write code to move a bot around a virtual arena. When your bot enters the arena you and your bot will face challenges such as;
- safely navigating the arena- avoiding threats like walls, bot poison, and even other bots themselves- collecting items that will increase your bot's score- applying the perfect algorithm to your bot, enabling it to destroy anything and everything around it
The game is over when there is one bot left standing or time has run out. The bot with the highest score wins.
RICHMOND– Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) has agreed to participate as a Platinum Sponsor of the MACH37 Cyber Accelerator program. This significant public-private collaboration will help launch new cybersecurity product companies inside the Commonwealth, further establishing Virginia as the cybersecurity capital of the nation.
RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today $3.4 million in funding to support 48 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) awards representing targeted areas of promising research commercialization, including cybersecurity, energy, data analytics, unmanned systems and life sciences.
Charlottesville, VA – May, 2016 – NWG Solutions is excited to announce that Teddy Rivkin has joined our dependable team to further develop IT services and relationships in the ever changing world of technology. Teddy has more than 25 years of experience managing Information Technology. As a previous owner of a Charlottesville computer service company, and overseeing Musictoday's e-commerce operations as Chief Technology Officer, Teddy is uniquely positioned to guide the growing technical team at NWG Solutions in support of our clients throughout Central Virginia. We look forward to continuing to raise your expectations as your profoundly dependable IT partners, with our new Director of Technology. NWG Solutions, founded in 2001 by Ben Thomas,is an IT Company in downtown Charlottesville with a unique focus—dependable service and solutions for all of your IT needs.
Aimee DumaresqOffice Manager and Media Communications434.979.0555adumaresq@nwgsolutions
Location: Work from home in VirginiaCompany is headquartered in Charlottesville, VA
NetForecast validates ISP data usage consumption meters to ensure that consumers’ bills are accurate. We act as a liaison between industry and government agencies to ensure that broadband service is delivered fairly and transparently. We also measure and report on ISP user performance, and analyze and compare performance data from other “speed” testing sources.
The successful candidate for this job will have extensive knowledge of and expertise with Microsoft Windows desktop and server environments. This person will assist other NetForecast staff with the maintenance and operation of NetForecast’s remote test equipment and servers. Duties will include but are not limited to:
Windows PC configuration and upgrades (software and hardware) Router flashing, configuration, and troubleshooting
Windows Server configuration and maintenance Network firewall configuration and troubleshooting
The University of Virginia Alumni Association is seeking a Gift Processing Analyst. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the U.Va. Advancement management information system (Advance Web) and other software and systems used in Gift Processing Services to support gift processing, reporting, acknowledgement, reconciliation and the overall development effort at the University. The Analyst assists in the collection, maintenance, and distribution of gift information, and other constituency information.
This role requires the ability to understand and to use the databases and other tools available such as a working knowledge of database query language (SQL) to choose the appropriate means to satisfy user requirements. A minimum of five or more years of experience in a related field, preferably in Development/Advancement at an institution of higher education. Execution of duties requires integrity, independence, initiative, judgment, discretion and reliability. A full job description is available at www.alumni.virginia.edu.
Charlottesville, VA (UVA TODAY) The University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group has named two winners, an individual and a team, of the 2016 Edlich-Henderson Innovators of the Year, given to University faculty members whose research discoveries are making a major impact on society.
BeHealth Solutions develops and distributes digital therapeutics, scientifically validated programs that expand access to effective healthcare by delivering cognitive and behavioral change strategies through the Internet and mobile devices. Our interactive, self-guided programs offer scalable and affordable solutions for behavioral and mental health issues, and are used by our customers in the management of medical and mental health conditions.
Charlottesville, VA -- MadiDrop PBC, a public benefit company that manufactures and distributes safe drinking water technologies to communities throughout the world, has closed a second round of bridge funding.
A local startup company, TypeZero Technologies, and a University of Virginia (UVA) research program have attracted national attention for the development of their artificial pancreas system.
This month, a Forbes magazine article titled "How Revolutions In Finance And Education Are Transforming Virginia's Purpose Economy" highlighted Charlottesville's social-driven entrepreneurship and innovation.
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.
UVa Information Technology Services is looking for a business and tech savvy product manager to help us deliver the best software and cloud solutions to the innovative faculty, students and staff of the University. Utilizing your skills as user advocate, access administrator and business analyst, you will work with a diverse team to implement new software and SaaS solutions, manage access and provisioning of users, and keep us ahead of the curve of new features and entitlements.
If you have a passion for connecting technology and users, and understand the challenges of SaaS, the cloud and the evergreen model of software delivery, we'd love for you to join our team.
Key skills and attributes we're looking for include:
Experience administering SaaS systems, managing access and entitlement provisioning
Demonstrated skill querying and parsing data into rulesets
Experience using scripting languages (i.e. PowerShell) to automate processes
Experience with database management systems, concepts, and architectures
Knowledge and understanding of data flow diagrams and logic
Knowledge and understanding of technical documentation
Ability to analyze and correct system faults\errors in application or database layers
A customer-centric focus that continuously frames decision-making in terms of customer needs and value
Customer service orientation to respond to ad-hoc requests accurately and professionally
To view the posting, all required/preferred qualifications and to apply, please visit U.Va.’s website at https://jobs.virginia.edu and search for US Posting number 0618311.
Come be a part of Charlottesville’s leading employer with a competitive benefits package including multiple options for health insurance, a minimum of 22 days of leave per year (in addition to holidays), and a $2,000 annual education benefit (after one year of service).
The University of Virginia welcomes applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities and seeks to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment. The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The Launch of Tom Tom’s 2016 Festival to Focus on the Creative Economy of 2025 -- A must-attend event for anyone passionate about the future of Charlottesville.
University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group
TITLE: Administration Manager
SUPERVISOR: Executive Director, UVAPF
I. POSITION OBJECTIVE The Administration Manager is charged with administrative leadership for UVA LVG in all matters of systems (Sophia Knowledge Management System), documents (disclosures, agreements, intellectual property, etc.), data (aggregation, auditing, reporting, and presentation), records (digital and fixed), and compliance systems (iEdison) management.
II. BACKGROUND The University of Virginia is a comprehensive research university located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Home to 11 schools, UVA is consistently rated among the United States top public universities and a university “best values.” Further, UVA boasts 12,000 faculty and staff, a greater than $7.5 billion endowment, 20 members of the national academies, two research parks, and top 10 ranked schools of business, commerce, and law. During the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015, the University performed $285 MM in research expenditures (including $187 MM in federal expenditures) in 1.5 MM square feet of research, laboratory, and studio space. The University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group (UVA LVG) is the intellectual property management and innovation commercialization organization for UVA’s research portfolio (lvg.virginia.edu). Founded in 1977 as a 501(c)(3) UVA-affiliated foundation, today UVA LVG receives ~200 invention disclosures, executes ~70 commercial transactions, and launches 5-7 new companies each year.
III. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Reporting to the Executive Director, the responsibilities are: • Maintain specialized unit databases, systems, and related records; • Enter and audit database transactions including, but not limited to, invention disclosures, agreements, and intellectual property records; • Data management; • Document management; • Manage local and remote physical document archives; • Manage electronic document retention; • Generate reports, design and set up customized and detailed reports, documents, spreadsheets for Executive Director, Board of Directors, and University leadership (department chairs, center directors, deans, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and other senior University leadership); • Prepare statistical reports for quarterly audits by outside auditors of disclosures, license agreements and equity documents; • Assist financial management; • Serve as point of contact for faculty inquiries regarding invention disclosure, agreement processing, intellectual property assignments, etc.; • the flow of legal documents relevant to the operation of the UVA Patent Foundation Technology transfer office; • Support the licensing team in managing licensee compliance; • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director; • Input patent information into Inteum C/S; • Manage all aspects of federal government compliance via iEdison (invention reporting, election of title, utilization reporting, patent marking, etc.); • Interface with Office of Sponsored Programs to obtain copies of research documents.
IV. QUALIFICATIONS: • Required: Extraordinary attention to detail, precision, meticulousness, etc.; Experience management databases and extracting reports from such databases; o Strong computer skills, including Excel; o Strong oral and written communication skills; o Proficiency in latest Microsoft Word products; o Strong organizational skills; o Ability to work as part of a team and promote congeniality among fellow workers; o Bachelor’s degree. • Strongly preferred: o Knowledge of and experience with patent preparation/prosecution, contract negotiation and business development; o Experience working in a University environment.
V. COMPENSATION Salary is commensurate with experience. The University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, handicap or any other classification protected by applicable law.
2016 marks the 18th year that the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) has celebrated entrepreneurship and innovation through its Annual CBIC Awards Gala. Last year’s gala resulted in a 50 percent growth in attendance over the prior sold-out year making it the largest CBIC Awards Gala in history with 360 attendees!
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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.
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."
“There are all these cool things happening here in Charlottesville that are building the innovation-based ecosystem. Our job at CBIC is to be the collaborator and break down those silos and make sure everybody knows what's happening in that community.”
There are two primary trends driving the collaborative needs of the healthcare workforce. The first is the immutable law of demographics. Our nation's healthcare workforce is in the midst of a generational shift as more and more Baby Boomers retire and millions of Millennials come of age.
POSITION: Account Executive
Posted 18Jan 2016
LendPro is a dynamic five year old Charlottesville-based technology business that sells a web-based, consumer finance software application known as Open-to-Buy (OTB), designed specifically for big-ticket retailers, such as home furnishings, jewelry, bedding, automotive, and electronics stores.
LendPro has installed OTB in nearly 500 retail stores across the country and expects to double its customer base in 2016.
OTB enables consumers to easily, privately, and securely apply for product financing both at-home and in-store through one of LendPro’s lender partners using a self-service platform, such as a kiosk, tablet, or the consumer’s own smartphone.
LendPro’s lender partners cover all credit tiers, from prime to sub-prime, to help more consumers qualify for a financing program. LendPro’s proprietary technology features robust configuration of lender options to meet the needs of each retailer.
LendPro desires to hire a full-time account executive who will drive revenue growth by performing the following functions:
Candidate should have a minimum of two years of direct sales experience, preferably in retail, consumer finance, and/or technology markets. Candidate must have the ability to clearly present information and express a value proposition clearly and effectively to individuals or groups. Candidate must excel at building a “trusted-advisor” relationship with prospective customers. He or she should have strong written and oral communication skills, be a motivated self-starter, and be persistent and diligent in engaging prospects. Candidate must have held and achieved a sales quota at previous company.
The account executive position is a full-time position having a base monthly salary of between $4,000 and $5,500, commensurate with experience. The position also offers a generous commission plan that can significantly increase candidate’s overall compensation.
LendPro provides for eighteen (18) days of paid time-off, inclusive of major U.S. holidays. LendPro will also pay up to $300 per month of the Candidate’s personally-paid health insurance premiums as well as $75 per month for use of candidate’s own mobile phone.
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Scientists are being offered a $1,000 (£705) prize if they pre-register their plans for experiments in a bid to make research results more reproducible.
The Center for Open Science (COS), based in Charlottesville, is offering $1 million worth of prizes to academics across the world over the next three years.
Pre-registration involves scientists agreeing with an outside reviewer exactly what hypothesis they are seeking to test before they run their experiments. Advocates hope that this will prevent researchers coming up with unreliable post hoc conclusions, sometimes by “hacking” their data to find any positive result in order to get exciting outcomes that have a better chance of being published.
David Mellor, project manager for the “Preregistration Challenge” at COS, said that the rationale of the prizes was to “catch researchers’ attention” and get them interested in pre-registration. He said the fact that researchers had to be offered prizes to take up pre-registration was “indicative of what the current incentives really are. And they are to make the findings clean and sexy.” Some academics might decide to put their winnings towards further research, while others might well spend it on a holiday or “beer money”, Dr Mellor said.
The competition comes against a background of increasing concern that many scientific results cannot be reproduced. Last August, an attempt to reproduce 100 prominent psychology findings was successful in just 36 per cent of cases. The COS, which conducted the psychology study, is now attempting to replicate findings from cancer biology research.
Pre-registration is seen as a way to prevent researchers recasting the aims of their research depending on which results turn out to be statistically significant. But critics argue that it could shackle scientists by preventing them from coming up with exploratory hypotheses on the basis of unexpected results.
The COS will be giving out 1,000 of the $1,000 prizes until the end of 2018. Since launching the challenge at the beginning of January, Dr Mellor said that he had received a “few dozen” submissions. The competition is open to researchers in any country in the world except for a handful of countries blacklisted by the US State Department, including Russia and China.
Money for the competition comes from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. It is co-chaired by John Arnold, a billionaire former hedge fund manager.
Read the full article at the Times Higher Education.
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