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The Virginia Technology Councils’ 2021 Policy Agenda is a collaborative summary statement created by the tech councils in Virginia in December 2020

Education & Workforce Development
In order for Virginia’s businesses to grow and thrive, they need well-trained and highly skilled employees. In the technology industry, Virginia continues to experience a shortage of trained workers.  Virginia’s Tech Councils support the following efforts to increase our workforce:

News Release
January 15, 2021

CBIC Awarded $76,500 GO Virginia Grant to Build Digital Connection Platform for Charlottesville/Region 9 Business Community

Project underway and expected to launch in stages in the first quarter of 2021

(Charlottesville, VA) ... The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the need for virtual and remote connections for everyone in the business communities of Charlottesville/Albemarle and the greater Region 9 counties. While virtual connections were a growing option for many prior to the pandemic, they became a lifeline and a necessity for many this past year.

The CBIC Annual Meeting will take place on October 13th at 5 pm. Members of CBIC are asked and encouraged to cast their online vote prior to the meeting via this online proxy form, regardless of whether or not they are attending the virtual meeting.

I, Adrian Felts, Chairman of the CBIC, call for the Annual Meeting of the organization to be held on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 via a virtual online event. The Tech on Tap networking event will begin at 5:00 pm, with a short break for the Annual Meeting at 5:30. Tech on Tap will resume at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting. All members of the Council are encouraged to attend. 

Thank you to our event sponsor Residence Inn by Marriott Charlottesville Downtown and Ting Charlottesville

Vote for 2020-2021 CBIC Officers & Board Members!

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation has announced  that former BlackRock executive Patrick Edelmann has joined the team as Managing Director. His responsibilities include: spearheading the Foundation’s initiatives with Emily White, MD, to facilitate commercialization of the technology; launching our Institutional Giving program with Ann Taylor to include family offices, corporate foundations, and community foundations; and leveraging our Veterinary Program on a path to widespread utilization for the treatment of companion animals.

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At CBIC, we are cheering you on and want your business to survive in order to thrive! CBIC has established a team of volunteer mentors, advisors, SMEs, consultants, investors, and business leaders willing to volunteer some of their time to help you navigate this challenging environment. 

If you need assistance with your business, or if you are offering some of your time to advise a business, entrepreneur, or startup in need, please complete this form to either describe your expertise being offered or describe the challenge(s) you are attempting to resolve, respectively. I will personally work to connect those in need with experts to brainstorm and problem solve.

CBIC launched a new social media platform, CBIC Connect. This website is for anyone who wants to assist our community through these challenging times.

Let's get crowdsourcing!

Following the success of CBIC’s Tech Night Takeover series, we are excited to announce our new educational offering in 2020
Each of the six (6) carefully curated FtF sessions will focus on unique aspects of founding a tech or innovation-based startup.

The 5th annual Spark Hackathon is coming February 1 & 2. This two-day event of learning and making is open to high school students.

Hackathon website

The 2019 CBIC 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, kicks off Tuesday, October 8 at PVCC’s Earl Dickinson Center.

CALLING ALL MEMBERS! CBIC Annual Meeting + Tech on Tap Sept. 10, 5:00 PM, Residence Inn Downtown.

I, Adrian Felts, Chairman of the CBIC, call for the Annual Meeting of the organization to be held on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at the Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

CBIC Hosts its 21st Annual Awards Gala: 2019 Award Recipients Announced

The Paramount Theater, Charlottesville VA

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 

Two Decades of Advocacy, Celebration, and Education