As Executive Director of CBIC and Founding Executive Director of the Charlottesville Angel Network (CAN), I'm often asked:

  • "Where do the local tech and entrepreneurial people meet up (and where can I find a job, employee, mentor, investor, co-founder, consultant)?"
  • "How can I stay informed about local tech and startup happenings?"
  • "What resources are in the region for an entrepreneur starting up a tech or innovation-based venture?"

CBIC publishes a weekly opt-in e-newsletter, which provides answers and insights into these very questions. 

In addition, CBIC maintains the below inventory of active groups, meet-ups, funding sources, online forums, jobs boards, makerspaces, accelerators, and more that collectively stitch together and inform our tech, entrepreneurial and innovation-based start-up ecosystem. 

Meetups

Startup Funding Sources

Incubators, Accelerators, Co-working and Entrepreneurial Startup Spaces

  • Catalyst @ https://www.434.coa long-format accelerator, providing early-stage startups in central Virginia with nine months of program support, including: $20k in grant funding, dedicated workspace, experienced founders-in-residence, monthly programming, dedicated staff, a large network of industry experts, and access to nearly $50k in additional resources. 
  • Charlottesville Technology Incubator (CTI) @ http://cvilletechincubator.org
  • Charlottesville Open Bio Labs @ http://openbiolabs.org
  • Center of Developing Entrepreneurs (CODE) coming to downtown Charlottesville 
  • Common House: a social club with co-working and meeting space @ https://www.commonhouse.com 
  • HackCville @ http://www.hackcville.com
  • i.Lab at UVA @ http://www.ilabatuva.org
  • Machine @ http://cvillemachine.com | Featured in Cville Tomorrow
  • Studio IX (co-working space) @ http://www.studioix.co
  • UVA Cobb Hall Labs contact Steven S. Wasserman @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 434-243-7088
  • UVA Research Parks @ https://www.uvafoundation.com/uva-research-park
  • UVA The Lighthouse and Works in Progress @ https://devhub.virginia.edu/WiP | Featured in Cville Tomorrow
  • Vault Virginia: collaborative office space including conference rooms @ http://www.vaultvirginia.com 

Entrepreneurial Training | Workshops | Bootcamps

News Sources, Online Forums, Slack Channels, Google Groups, Etc

Events Calendars 

Jobs & Internships

Company and Startup Lists in Charlottesville

Why Charlottesville? #CvilleTech Acquisitions, Exits, Wins, Funding, Accolades 

 

Do you know of other local resources, groups, meetups, training, calendars jobs boards, we should add to this list? Comment below!

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