RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed into law legislation that directs the Boards of Visitors of public colleges and universities to adopt intellectual property (IP) policies that are supportive of students.

The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council has announced the finalists for its 2016 awards. Building on last year's expanded line-up of award categories, this year's finalists represent some of the most inspiring technology-centric business leaders, teachers, student entrepreneurs and organizations in the region.

Charlottesville, VA -- MadiDrop PBC, a public benefit company that manufactures and distributes safe drinking water technologies to communities throughout the world, has closed a second round of bridge funding.

A local startup company, TypeZero Technologies, and a University of Virginia (UVA) research program have attracted national attention for the development of their artificial pancreas system.

This month, a Forbes magazine article titled "How Revolutions In Finance And Education Are Transforming Virginia's Purpose Economy" highlighted Charlottesville's social-driven entrepreneurship and innovation.

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia is one of the newest members of the TechHire initiative, a White House program that aims to meet national employer demands by partnering with states and localities to create sustainable pathways to the workforce, specifically for under-served populations.

The Launch of Tom Tom’s 2016 Festival to Focus on the Creative Economy of 2025 -- A must-attend event for anyone passionate about the future of Charlottesville.

Charlottesville and the surrounding Jefferson Area has been a quiet hub of innovation and entrepreneurship, but no more! It’s time to make some noise, bring out our maker and crafter projects, battle some ‘bots, and have some raucous family fun.

Charlottesville, VA, February 16, 2016– The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 CBIC Awards, CBIC’s signature event honoring Central Virginia's most innovative organizations, startups and individuals.

Nominations for the 2016 CBIC Awards come on the heels of national attention for Charlottesville's startup community. In January, the National Venture Capital Association released a report showing the Charlottesville area is the hottest venture capital market in the country with the greatest growth and rate of growth in VC funding.

"That's not just a one year ranking," CBIC Executive Director Tracey Greene noted, "it's based on our performance over the past five years. San Francisco, New York and Boston land most of the deals, but since 2010, no city has sizzled with startup VC capital more than Charlottesville."

(Austin, Texas, January 2016) The December 2015 issue of the leading industry journal The Silicon Valley Review features Agile Precis LLC, a highly innovative and unique provider of technical expertise, custom engineered software and risk management solutions. The article details the company’s unmatched combination of competencies assembled using Agile methodologies and best business practices to provide clients with optimum products and services quickly and cost-effectively.

Charlottesville, VA, January 8, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diffusion Pharmaceuticals LLC, a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of novel small molecule therapeutics for cancer, today announced the successful completion of its merger with RestorGenex Corporation (OTCQX:RESX). The combined company is changing its name to Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc.