San Diego, April 2, 2021 - General Atomics (GA) and Commonwealth Computer Research, Inc. (CCRi) announced today the acquisition of CCRi by GA. CCRi is a leader in software engineering and data analytics for delivering real-time, global situational awareness to government and commercial customers.

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.

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!

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.

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

Entrepreneurs, Businesses, and Educators Recognized for Leadership, Innovation

Charlottesville, VA, March 29, 2019 – The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) is pleased to release a list of finalists for the 21st Annual CBIC Awards Gala. Twenty-five local organizations and individuals are being recognized with nominations for nine coveted CBIC awards including CBIC Educator of the Year, which comes with a $2,500 technology grant and CBIC Student Entrepreneur of the Year, which comes with a $1,000 grant, and the CBIC Business of the Year, all of which are announced at the gala.

Tracey Greene

What’s the climate for entrepreneurs in Charlottesville, and how could it improve? Check out the latest article in C-BIZ to see what CBIC's Executive Director, Tracey Greene, and other local luminaries in Charlottesville's startup world think.

CBIC would like to extend a very special thank you to everyone who attended the 20th Annual CBIC Awards. We want to thank Matthew Shields, for his inspirational keynote, and Jake Zarnegar for his entertaining facilitation. And not to be outdone, a very special 

CBIC Business of the Year:

CBIC Educator of the Year:

CBIC Entrepreneur of the Year:

CBIC Innovator of the Year:

CBIC Startup of the Year:

CBIC Student Entrepreneur of the Year: 

CBIC Top Job Creator:

CBIC Volunteer of the Year:

CBIC Tech Tour Student Scholarships:

CBIC Social Good of the Year:

Learn more about The CBIC Awards 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.

Luthier to the Stars Also Behind Board Game Startup      

Brian Calhoun, the local creator of the national board game craze Chickapig, will be the featured Inspirational Innovator at the 19th Annual CBIC Awards at the Boar's Head Inn honoring Central Virginia's most innovative organizations, startups, and individuals. Calhoun is also the co-founder of Rockbridge Guitars headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia.

March 14th Tech on Tap Postponed until Friday, March, 17th
New Venue: Tin Whistle + Courtyard of Cville Machine