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Mission Secure Completes Fourth Successful Financing


We are pleased to announce overwhelming investor support for another successful financing completed this month. Several early stage venture funds participated in the financing, in addition to high net worth, successful business leaders from across the U.S.

Our Story and the Financing
 
Mission Secure's largest financing to date will further our journey to protect control systems from cyber attacks in defense, oil & gas, power and transportation. The original concepts began in 2010 borne out of requests from the U.S. Department of Defense to identify cyber attacks on weapons systems and weapons platforms and still be able to carry out the mission - cyber resiliency. The University of Virginia began researching the topic leading to early prototypes for autonomous vehicles and various military applications. Successful entrepreneurs with proven track records taking novel technology and commercializing it for homeland security, public safety and clean energy co-founded Mission Secure in the summer of 2014 with the original UVA research team.

Full story can be found at Charlottesville Tomorrow here

beCamp

Join us for beCamp 
September 15th & 16th, 2017 at 
OpenSource Connections
608 Preston Avenue, Suite 300
Charlottesville, VA. 

Learn more: becamp.org

 

 

New Cville Drupal Users Group Kickoff Meeting

The Charlottesville Drupal Users Group is a community of designers, developers and communications specialists that share a special enthusiasm for our favorite open source content management software. We contribute code, experiences, tips and ideas in a friendly and open environment to help spread the success of Drupal to organizations and businesses across Central Virginia. 

Kickoff Meeting: Wed Jul 12, 7:00 PM at South Street Brewery

Event Info

Cville Women in Tech (CWIT) Maker Party

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!

As usual, food and drinks will be served.

This event is open only to attendees who identify as women.

Agenda

5:30-6:00 Arrive, eat, socialize
6:00-7:00 Presentation
7:00-7:30 Stay and network

Details and RSVP

Virginia Bio Summer Mixer: July 27, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Take a break from the heat and come enjoy an evening with friends and meet new colleagues in the life science community!

THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017
5:30-7:30 PM
i.Lab at UVA

621 Nash Dr, Charlottesville

Complimentary admission for all bioscience company employees, and university students and researchers with advanced registration. All others may purchase tickets. Due to the size of the facility, this event has a limited amount of spots and is only available with advanced registration (no walk-ins accepted). Parking is available in lot D5. 

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.

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.

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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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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Job Growth, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Honored at 2017 CBIC Gala

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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