Innovators Row to Showcase Local Entrepreneurs at Awards Gala – Applications Due April 15  

The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) has issued a call to Central Virginia startups to participate in the annual CBIC Awards Gala. Now in its third year at the Gala, Innovators Row has become a popular feature where established tech community veterans can meet the young disruptors literally circling the entrance to the ceremony.

The 21st Annual CBIC Awards Gala will be held on May 23, 2019. It will honor Central Virginia entrepreneurs, educators, and organizations that have contributed significantly to the region's innovation ecosystem. 

As many as 30 area tech-centric and innovation-based entrepreneurs and companies will have a chance to showcase their products and mingle with gala attendees.

Applications to be considered for participation in CBIC's Innovators Row are due by midnight April 15, 2019. There is no cost to apply, but if selected, there will be a single Innovators Row Exhibit Fee of $325. The fee includes your company’s exhibitor space + two (2) all-access gala tickets for the pre and post ceremony receptions (during which exhibitors are expected to be setup and working their exhibit space), the highly anticipated awards ceremony (at which time exhibitors will pause to come witness the awards celebratory ceremony in the auditorium), the after party (exhibitors will shut down to enjoy the festivities), and complimentary downtown parking!

Selected companies will be notified on May 1, 2019, and promoted via CBIC's social media channels. Apply online here

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