Event Calendar Archive

For information about events of interest to the U.Va. and local innovation communities, browse our calendar listings here. For additional events and programs focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship, see the “+” links in the left-hand menu.

Apr
17
April 17, 2014
Three Notch'd Brewery

Many Charlottesville start-up companies and technology businesses are dedicated to growing their operations locally, taking advantage of a robust innovation environment. Yet most of these companies must look beyond local geographical boundaries to reach their customers, suppliers, partners and investors. Join CBIC for the next “Tech Night Takeover” to learn more about local companies that are taking a global attitude.

Panelists will share their experiences about growing their technology companies, and keeping their operations firmly planted in Charlottesville while treading the expansive waters of the global marketplace. You'll also hear from event sponsor, the Virginia Economic Development Partnershipabout the ins and outs of doing business outside of your own marketplace while maintaining your local presence.

PANEL: Jim Zuffoletti, CEO, OpenQ, and Tom Thorpe, CEO, Afton Scientific, with introductions and remarks by Caitlin Clark, International Trade Manager, Virginia Economic Development Partnership and Martin Chapman, CEO of Indoor Biotechnologies, facilitating.

 

Apr
17
April 17, 2014
Darden School of Business

Darden's final competition of the academic year is the "Business Plan 2.0 Competition." The competition, open to all U.Va. students, features student pitches that demonstrate the value of the business, capturing the elements of a business plan in a high-impact power point, video, and executive-summary based format. 

Note that "new business ventures" excludes business ventures that have placed in the competition in a previous year or already have significant operations from participation in the Darden Business Incubator.

Submission Deadline: Thursday, 3 April, 2014

 

For more information about eligibility, submission requirements and judging criteria, click here. To submit your plan, click here.

Mar
26
March 26, 2014
Webinar

The credit for increasing research activities (“R&D credit”) is one of the most popular incentives in the tax code. However, IRC Sec. 38(c) places significant limitations on the utilization of the R&D credit, in many cases requiring taxpayers to carry forward their credits for years before ever using the credit to reduce tax liability.

This webinar details the proposed provisions and the effect that they will have on small businesses seeking to take advantage of the R&D credit.

For more information and to register, click here.

Mar
25
March 25, 2014
The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner

The Northern Virginia Tech Council invites you to addend a Titans Breakfast Series featuring Phebe Novakovic, chairman and CEO of General Dynamics, an aerospace and defence corporation. Novakovic has been recognized as one of Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.

For more information and for registration, click here.

Mar
24
March 24, 2014
City Space (100 5th ST NE)

The goals of this workshop, hosted by CBIC and CoshX Labs, are to demystify the process and educate non-tech people to the point that they can get started with any qualified development team. The workshop will provide the foundation of a project plan.

After an introduction and brief overview, participants will jump into the planning workshop by asking the same question that kicks off every planning day; what is the problem you are solving and why does this concept solve it?  Said differently, what is the goal of your business?

The remainder of the day will be spent breaking complex features and functionality down into small tasks written in everyday language (‘user stories’), which can then be estimated and prioritized for different milestones.  We will teach how to maximize results with a defined budget in order to build the best tech possible. 

For more information about the event, cost and registration, click here.

Mar
06
March 6, 2014
Woolly Mammoth (formerly Black Market Moto Saloon)

The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council launches a new series: Tech Night Takeovers (TNT).  The first event in the series is held on March 6 and is titled: Being Richard Branson: Leadership Beyond the Edge.

In this inaugural Tech Night Takeover (TNT) event, the guest panelists, Dr. Grant Tate (The Bridge Ltd) and Col. Lettie Bien (Marketing and Business Development Consultant) will give their insight on leadership and entrepreneurial spirit in a lively interactive discussion moderated by Martin Chapman (President & CEO, Indoor Biotechnologies).

4:15pm - 5:15pm Panel Discussion
5:15pm - 7:30pm Social Networking

For more information about the first installment of the series and to register, pelase click here.

Woolly Mammoth (formerly Black Market Moto Saloon) is located at 1304 East Market Street. Street parking is available.

 

 

Feb
19
February 19, 2014
VCU TRIP Center - Richmond, VA

Please join colleagues in the life science community and state officials for a casual evening for networking and collaboration  Bioscience company employees and university faculty and student researchers receive complimentary admission with advance registration. Others can purchase tickets here.

For more info and to register, visit http://vabio.org/category/events.

 

Feb
19
February 19, 2014 to February 22, 2014
San Francisco, CA

The 2014 AUTM Annual Meeting will be held in San Francisco and is the perfect opportunity for private investors and industry leaders to meet and network with technology transfer leaders from across the country and the world.

This year's keynot speaker is Chip Heath, professor at Stanford University Graduate School of Business and co-author of several best-selling books including Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard and the latest Decisive: How to Make Better Decisions in Life and Work.

U.Va. Innovation's very own Rodney Sparks will be moderating an Educational and Special Interest Group Session titled Unintended Consequences of Joint Patent Ownerships on Saturday, February 22 at 2pm. 

For more information about the 2014 AUTM Annual Meeting and to register, click here.

 

Feb
18
February 18, 2014
Darden

The Effectual De-Risking competition requires students to demonstrate that they have taken steps to "de-risk" their idea. De-risking is a process expert entrepreneurs undergo after they have conceived of their idea, and before they invest significant time and/or money (their own or that of outside investors). Many businesses fail at the startup phase because inexperienced entrepreneurs skip this step. The new "Effectual De-Risking competition" will focus students on this critical junction in the business formation process.

Requirements include a 3-5 page paper (follow the Judging Criteria for more information) and contact information.

Eligibility is as follows:

  • Any team with an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in a degree program may enter the competition. Faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to participate by providing advice or mentoring and can be listed as team members.

  • Note that "new business ventures" excludes business ventures that have placed in this competition in a previous academic year or have participated in the Darden Business Incubator.

  • Teams may not compete if their concept has generated more than $75K in revenue, is/was part of another venture, or raised funding other than from the team members.

  • Concepts based entirely on externally funded research may not compete but new applications of UVA funded research may compete. In order to compete, participants must have legal access to, ownership of, or written permission from the owners of the technology they are presenting.

  • Only current UVA students may participate in the team's presentation including Q&A.

Cash awards:  First Prize: $3,000; Second Prize: $1,500; Third Prize: $500

Applications are due February 10. For more information on the competition, click here.

 

Jan
31
January 31, 2014
Darden Abbott Center Auditorium

As a result of the U. S. Financial Crisis, the Euro Crisis and the slowed growth in developing countries around the world, we have entered a period in which most major economies will have to bear slow growth.

As young rising leaders with a globalized mindset, we will face different challenges in the coming years but also are presented with diverse opportunities in the global arena. How should we approach these challenges and seize the opportunities? This conference will bring together perspectives from global business leaders, economists, and faculty, as well as students, to create a platform to discuss and exchange ideas on this important and timely topic.

Speakers include:

- Fernando Merce, President, Nestle, Purina Latin America and Caribbean;
- William J. Antholis, Managing Director, Brookings Institution;
- Jessica Matthew, CEO and Founder, Uncharted Play;
- Frank E. Warnock, the James C. Wheat, Jr. Professor of Business Administration, Darden

Click here for list of panels. To register, click here.

 

 

 

Jan
14
January 14, 2014
Boar's Head Inn (Pavilion Board Room)

Central Virginia AMA and CBIC have partnered to present this professional image workshop facilitated by Connie Dato English, Director of Alumni Career Services at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

This interactive case discussion will introduce the concept of personal branding, consider the value of a personal marketing plan, and explore the online tools that drive market awareness and promote relevancy. The discussion will be lead by Connie English. This is a chance for you to participate in a professional-level workshop previously available only to Darden MBA alumni.

The cost of the event is $15 for CBIC and AMA Members and $25 for non-members.

To register, click here.

Jan
09
January 9, 2014
Virginia Biotechnology Research Park, Richmond, VA

Learn about what some observers say it's a newly created barrier to obtaning financing, how to get paid for a product or service and the general changes in the reimbursement landscape. Panelists will highlight the process for presenting the value proposition and metrics that will lead to reimbursement.

Panelists include:
Neil Hughes, Chief Commercial Officer, kaleo (formerly Intelliject, Inc.)
Harry Schiavi, President and CEO, Insight Strategy Advisors
Jerry Stringham, President, Medical Technology Partners

For more information, contact Sherri Halloran vial email at  halloran [dot] sherri [at] vabio [dot] org or via phone at 804-643-6360
To register, click here.

 

Nov
22
November 22, 2013
Nau Hall (South Lawn) 101

 

The U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup is a business-concept competition open to all U.Va. undergraduate students, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. This annual competition seeks to enrich the area's entrepreneurial community by supporting the development of new ventures. The University-wide final competition, a registered activity of Global Entrepreneurship Week, will take place in Nau Hall Room 101 (South Lawn) and features the winners from each of the eight semi-final tracks competing for the overall grand prize.

For more information about the E-Cup, click here.

 

Nov
14
November 14, 2013 to December 12, 2013
Webinar

Research Commercialization Introductory Course, sponsored by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2), is a very popular online course designed to help science and engineering researchers better understand how research commercialization works. Over 5000 students, faculty and researchers from across the United States have taken this course since it's been offered.

Areas covered in the course include intellectual property, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, licensing agreements, employment agreements, consulting agreements, tech transfer, creating and funding companies, and federally funded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs.

The class schedule is as follows:

- Lecture 1: Patents (Thursday, November 14 1pm - 2:30pm)
- Lecture 2: The Importance of Commercializing Research (Friday, November 15 1pm - 2:30pm ET)
- Lecture 3: Copyright, Trademarks and Trade Secrets (Tuesday, November 19 1pm - 2:30pm ET)
- Lecture 4: Employment and Consuling Agreements ( Thursday, November 21 1pm - 2:30pm ET)
- Lecture 5: Tech Transfer and Licensing Agreements (Tuesday, November 26 1pm - 2:30pm ET)
- Lecture 6: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants (Monday, December 2 1pm - 2:30pm ET)
- Lecture 7: Introduction to Early Stage Funding (Wednesday, December 4 1pm - 2:30pmET)
- Lecture 8: Introduction to Structuring and Leading the Research-Intensive Company (Friday. December 6 1pm - 2:30pm ET)
- Lecture 9: Moving from R&D to Manufacturing (Monday, December 9 1pm - 2:30pm ET)
- Lecture 10: View from the Trenches: Applying what you have Learned (Thursday, December 12 1pm - 2:30pm ET)

Each lecture is a live 90-minute online class with Q&A. The classes are free of charge, but registration is required.

To register, please click here.

Nov
14
November 14, 2013 to November 15, 2013
U.Va. Darden School of Business

In today's turbulent investing environment - driven by new, geopolitical forces - where can asset managers find attractive returns?

Five years after the financial bubble burst, politics and policy shape the industry more than ever before. With the stroke of a pen, regulators can change the global investing landscape, making it difficult to predict what's next in macroeconomics.

While keeping an eye on broad, macro issues, the 6th annual University of Virginia Investing Conference (UVIC) will add micro insights to inform actionable strategies for asset allocation, investment selection and risk management.

Industry experts from around the world, hosted by Darden's top-ranked faculty, will also probe innovations and ideas that could lead to the next big thing - and the next big investment opportunity.

For more information and to register, click here.

Nov
08
November 8, 2013
U.Va. Darden School of Business

Darden's E-Conference is a series of entrepreneurship events bringing together Darden students, alumni and community entrepreneurs to share their experiences building businesses and enthusiasm for entrepreneurship.

For more info and to register, click here.

Oct
28
October 28, 2013
Darden’s i.Lab
At the E*/Tech/Biz Mashup, early-stage E*ntrepreneurs will have the opportunity to present their ideas and needs before Charlottesville’s community of business and tech experts. This format will enable those with experience and ideas to offer advice to entrepreneurs on market evaluation, business strategy, marketing, sales, and funding, as well as technical solutions and approaches to solve challenges. 
 
Several entrepreneurs will be selected to present their concept and challenge in front of the attendees. During the networking that follows the pitches, attendees then “mashup” with the entrepreneur(s) of their choice to assist in problem solving and answering the most critical questions. 
 
Want to pitch? Sign up here no later than Saturday, October 19.
To
register to the event, please click here.
 
Oct
24
October 24, 2013
(Various locations)

The CBIC Tech Tour is a local event designed to introduce approximately 400 area middle and high school students to the dynamic high technology world that exists in the Charlottesville/Albemarle County metro region.

Sponsored by the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council, this day-long technology tour is aimed at exposing students to the challenging and diverse career possibilities offered by our regional technology community. Students representing regional schools will spend the day traveling to several of 70 selected companies for a hands-on visit to meet employees and experience the use of technology in unique and specialized operations. Students will travel with classmates in groups of 12-15, and be assigned to one of 20 unique and exciting tour schedules.

For more information or to register as a volunteer, sponsor or host company, click here.

Oct
06
October 6, 2013 to October 9, 2013
Boar's Head Inn

The Hartwell Foundation has chosen the University of Virginia as the site for its 2013 Annual Meeting of Biomedical Research. Researchers from all over the country whose research has been funded by the Foundation will descend on Charlottesville to present their projects.

"This is very exciting for our innovation ecosystem, because the Hartwell Investigators are among the most pioneering and creative biomedical researchers in the world. This networking event often leads to new collaborations and breakthroughs in children's health," said Thomas C. Skalak, U.Va. vice president for research.

The Foundation additionally named U.Va. as the Top Ten Center for Biomedical Research. Two researches, Silvia Salinas Blemker and Christopher Deppmann, have received the 2011 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award, a $100,000, three-year award to support the investigators' research. As a top center, U.Va. will hold a competition to choose four faculty nominees whose early stage start-up in cutting edge biomedical research, has not received substancial funding.

Since 2007, The Hartwell Foundation has awarded a total of $2 million to U.Va. researchers trying to solve children's health issues such as cleft palate; metabolic disorders and obesity; low-cost prevention and treatment of neonatal bowel disease; ventilator-associated pneumonia; and targeted delivery of chemotherapy in brain tumors.

"We continue to place a high priority on funding early-stage and innovative biomedical research, particularly when it may lead to advancements in children's health," said U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan.

Oct
01
October 1, 2013
OpenGrounds

Learn about the must-have components of a compelling, concise and memorable pitch, whether you’re talking to prospective customers, investors or anyone who might be interested in your idea.

We encourage all individuals interested in submitting an application for the U.Va. E-Cup to attend the workshop.

Register here for this and more workshops: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EdnDxCYMdSIvu08ei8MkNvQlxt2B3yx2jGObULb-QKA/viewform

To learn more about the U.Va. E-CUP, please visit uvacup.org

Sep
25
September 25, 2013
Old Metropolitan Hall, 101 E. Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22902

Hosted by the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council and Tomtoberfest, the Candidate Forum is free and open to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the politics of innovation, hear from local entrepreneurs, and learn about our the important role the tech-based business and entreprenureial ecosystem has on our entire region's economic vitality. 

For more info and to register, click here.

Sep
24
September 24, 2013
OpenGrounds

- Are you someone who has an idea and is not sure whether you should do something to protect it? 
- Are you concerned that you might reveal too much about your idea and that someone might steal it? 

You are in luck! Join us for "Protecting your Idea" to learn more from Michael Straightiff, director of the U.Va. Licensing & Ventures Group.  Learn what’s safe to say when you’re talking to prospective customers and partners, and when you might need to consider protecting your idea.

We encourage all individuals interested in submitting an application for the U.Va. E-Cup to attend the workshop.

Register here for this and more workshops: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EdnDxCYMdSIvu08ei8MkNvQlxt2B3yx2jGObULb-QKA/viewform

To learn more about the U.Va. E-CUP, please visit uvacup.org

Sep
12
September 12, 2013
Robert Ball Conference Center, Virginia Biotechnology Research Park (Richmond)

Private offerings to investors: Putting into practice the new SEC rules on general solicitation, crowd funding and accredited investors

In September, new SEC rules will go into effect ending the 80-year ban on general solicitation and advertising in private offerings under Rule 506 of Regulation D. An expert panel will review SEC rules governing private offerings, highlight the recent rule change and focus on the opportunities and compliance challenges, and discuss implications of this change and others on the horizon for bioscience companies seeking private capital.

Speakers:  Christian Plaza, Partner, Cooley LLP, Reston, VA; Deborah Donnelly, Senior Development Officer for Research and Innovation, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; and Mat Delorso, Founder and CEO, Fundroom, Richmond, VA.

For more information, visit http://vabio.org/category/events. Register here.

Sep
09
September 9, 2013
U.Va. Innovation, 250 W. Main St., Ste. 300, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Please join us for a casual evening on the patio for networking and collaboration with colleagues and new acquaintances in the life science community. Bioscience company employees and university faculty and student researchers receive complimentary admission with advanced registration. All others may purchase tickets here.

For more info and to register, visit http://vabio.org/category/events.

Sep
06
September 6, 2013
USPTO: 600 Dulany St., Alexandria, VA 22314

See event agenda below. For the latest information and to register (free), visit Virginia Ventures Forum.

 

8-4 pm Registration

8:45-9:00 am Welcome, Tom Skalak, Vice President for Research, University of Virginia, Peggy Focarino, Commissioner for Patents, United States Patent and Trademark Office, and Aneesh Chopra, Senior Advisor, The Advisory Board Company

9:00-9:30 am Federal & State Innovation Vision
Matt Erskine, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
Bob McDonnell, Governor, Virginia
Jim Duffey, Secretary of Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia

9:30-9:45 am Break

9:45-11:00 am Team presentations
9:45-10:05       Team 1 - "Cooling Solutions for High Heat Flux Applications"
10:10-10:30     Team 2 - "A Novel Vaccine for Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Transmitted Diseases"
10:40-11:00     Team 3 - "Hacker-proofing the Web"

11:00-12:45 pm Poster Session & Networking with Buffet Lunch

12:50-1:00 pm Teresa Sullivan, President, University of Virginia

1:00-1:40 pm Keynote Speaker: Ángel Cabrera, President, George Mason University

1:40-3:15 pm  Team Presentations
1:40-2:00 pm Team 4 - "New Drug for Safe Blood Transfusions"
2:05-2:25 pm Team 5 - "Ocean Safe Biodegradable Microspheres for the Cosmetic and Toiletries Industry"
2:30-2:50 pm Team 6 - "A New Device to Diagnose Heart Attacks Early and Quickly"
2:55-3:15pm  Team 7 - "Harvesting Energy from Moving Water Using Vortex-Induced Vibration (VIV)"

3:30-3:45 pm Break

3:45-5:00 pm Panel Discussion:   
Peter Barris, Managing General Partner, New Enterprise Associates;
Kevin Greene, Vice President, Business Development, Logi Analytics;
Isai Peimer
, Principal, MedImmune Ventures
Moderator: Mark Crowell, Executive Director, UVA Innovation, Associate Vice President for Research, UVA

5:30-6:45 pm Reception

Jul
16
July 16, 2013
Northrop Grumman, 7575 Colshire Dr., McLean, VA

Join the Northern Virginia Technology Council's Business to Government Committee on July 16 for a conversation with Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Joe Jordan. Administrator Jordan will share his perspective on the direction of the federal government's future acquisition policies and how cutting-edge companies can support those reforms and priorities.

For more information or to register, click here.

Jul
11
July 11, 2013
George Washington University, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn, VA

Join The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC for an interactive program highlighting best practices in angel investing. This full-day seminar, facilitated by John May of New Vantage Group, will provide an overview of the angel investing process, including finding, evaluating, and structuring deals, and will explain how to develop angel-entrepreneur relationships that lead to success.

The Power of Angel Investing will feature a faculty of local experts including seasoned angel investors with diverse investment experience, tax and legal experts and angel-financed entrepreneurs. Topics such as portfolio strategy, due diligence, deal structure and valuation will be explored through a balance of expert presentations, panel discussions and small group case studies.

For more information and to register, click here.

Jun
26
June 26, 2013
McLean, VA

Celebrate the hottest entrepreneurial technology companies that have exhibited that special something that makes them "Hot Tickets" - great vision, the ability to implement and deliver, an innovative management approach or star-quality charisma. The annual NVTC Hot Ticket Awards will be held June 26 at the home of NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg. For more information and to register, click here.

Jun
20
June 20, 2013
Reston, VA

Join your Northern Virginia Technology Council colleagues on Thurs., June 20, for a Technology Town Hall Forum, co-hosted by NVTC and Microsoft, featuring Virginia Gubernatorial Candidates Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe. The forum will provide technology business leaders an opportunity to learn about the candidates' views related to technology and business policy.

During the forum, the candidates will appear separately to provide remarks and answer questions from a panel of business leaders. Following the panel Q&A, each candidate will respond to audience questions before his concluding remarks.

For more information and to register, click here.

Jun
13
June 13, 2013
Sprint, 12524 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, VA

Join the Northern Virginia Technology Council's Technology Innovations Committee on June 13 to participate in a fascinating discussion led by speakers from Microsoft, IBM and the World Future Society who will lay out their "vision" for several years down the road. What advances or trends might occur in the workplace, in living and entertainment, in health, travel and education? How much smarter will your phone become? How much smarter will you become? What should you do to prepare?

For more information and to register, click here.

Jun
06
June 6, 2013
Robert Ball Conf. Center, Virginia Biotech Research Park, 800 E. Leigh St., Richmond

Program: "Doing Bioscience Business Internationally," featuring a panel of specialists in international trade from various perspectives. See http://vabio.org/category/events for more details.

Greater Richmond Bioscience Luncheons are produced by the Virginia Biotechnology Association. For more, visit www.vabio.org.

Jun
06
June 6, 2013
Herndon, VA

Are you a small business interested in opportunities within the government landscape but don't know where to start? Interested in meeting with a certain agency but don't know who to contact? If you answered yes, then this event is for you!

The Northern Virginia Technology Council has invited government agencies and their small business offices from the federal, state and local level to come and talk about how to do business with them. This event will also feature a panel that will discuss best practices for working with a government agency and will look at this relationship through the eyes of the government sector and a small company.

For more information and to register, click here.

Jun
05
June 5, 2013
McLean, VA

Technology has become an integral part of how we live and work, but it's changing rapidly and the drivers of change are coming from new sources. The pressure is on to adopt a "cloud strategy" but many organizations haven't thought through their own requirements for: availability of information, security of intellectual property & personal data, and where data and information reside.

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) will examine the current and future state of trends and emerging technologies that have a direct and significant impact on you and your organization. Noted author Andrew Blum will introduce the concept of "where the cloud lives" while discussing key insights from his best-selling book "Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet." Industry leaders from Healthcare, the Federal Government, and Cybersecurity will share their insight into the critical issues, challenges & priorities that are driving mission critical IT, data centers, and cloud-all vital industries at the front of a global movement-and led by Northern Virginia and the Capital Region.

For more information and to register, click here.

May
30
May 30, 2013
CitySpace, 100 5th Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

From the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce: Join Piedmont Council for the Arts and the Virginia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division — Lawyers for the Arts Committee for the latest seminar in our Law & The Arts series!

Attorneys Timothy Lyons and Jennifer Sullivan will talk about the basics of business formation and demystify the different types of business entities, including the corporation, the LLC, the cooperative, and the non-profit. Special attention will be given to the concerns of artists and creative professionals.

Admission is $5 for PCA Members ($10 for non-members). Pizza and beverages will be provided. Advance registration is required. To register, please email info [at] charlottesvillearts [dot] org.

Law & The Arts is a series of seminars co-sponsored by Piedmont Council for the Arts and the Virginia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division – Lawyers for the Arts Committee with support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. The purpose is to assist artists in navigating the legal processes for arts-related issues.

For more information, click here.

 

May
30
May 30, 2013
Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville, VA

The 15th Annual CBIC Awards Gala & Fundraiser will be held on the evening of May 30, 2013 at Farmington Country Club (1625 Country Club Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22901). Join in celebrating the accomplishments of Charlottesville's many entrepreneurs and innovators!

For more information, visit the CBIC homepage or this event page.

May
14
May 14, 2013
Watermark Design's Office (300 West Main St.)

CBIC and Watermark Design proudly host this happy hour as an opportunity for entrepreneurs, startups and anyone in our region's tech and innovation-business ecosystem to network and casually and collectively raise a glass to the 2013 CBIC Awards finalists. No cost; beer, wine and snacks provided.

RSVP here.

May
09
May 9, 2013
Robert Ball Conf. Center, Virginia Biotech Research Park, 800 E. Leigh St., Richmond

Program: “Big Data in Bio:  Just for the big boys and girls?” See http://vabio.org/category/events for more details.

Greater Richmond Bioscience Luncheons are produced by the Virginia Biotechnology Association. For more, visit www.vabio.org.

May
02
May 2, 2013
Boars Head Inn, Charlottesville, VA

Join Virginia Bio this day-long event celebrating bioscience in Virginia, followed by a Statewide Reception and Gala Banquet celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Virginia Biotechnology Association. 

This event is open to the public. Click here for more information at the Virginia Bio website.

Apr
22
April 22, 2013 to April 25, 2013
Chicago, Illinois

The 2013 BIO International Convention will take place April 22-25 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

For more information, see convention.bio.org.

Apr
14
April 14, 2013
The Haven (112 Market St., Charlottesville, VA)

Come to this free event, part of the Tom Tom Founders Festival, to see 10 U.Va. student groups pitch their ideas at the Tom Tom Wildcard Semifinal of the annual Galant Challenge. The Galant Challenge is an annual pitch event where student groups convince real investors why they deserve capital to launch their business. There is no real winner; just angel investors with $250,000 on the line.

This free event will take place  at the Haven in Downtown Charlottesville (112 Market St., Charlottesville, VA) on Sunday, April 14 from 7-9 pm. Click here for more information.

Apr
12
April 12, 2013
McIntire School of Commerce

Business Ethics Society Second Annual
Ethics Case Competition

Lunch and Refreshments Provided

Please email Josh (jmk5cc) to sign up or for more information!

Apr
11
April 11, 2013
Darden i.Lab

$10,000 will be awarded in the  U.Pitch. C'ville Decides. competition, co-hosted by the Batten Institute and the Tom Tom Founders Festival in celebration of the expansion of the i.Lab at U.Va. The winner of the competition will also receive the option to be admitted into the newly expanded i.Lab Incubator program.

Entrepreneurs of any kind are encouraged to submit their ideas for the competition. Submissions will be accepted between March 1 and March 22.

Click here for more information.

Apr
05
April 5, 2013 to April 7, 2013
Albemarle County Office's Conference Center, 1600 5th St., Charlottesville, VA

StartupWeekend EDU is a fascinating event for those who have great ideas in the edtech space! This is the third Charlottesville Startup Weekend event. Join in to learn hands-on about the startup process an what it takes to launch a new business, specifically in the education sector.

For more information or to register, go to the CvilleSWEDU website: http://charlottesvilleedu.startupweekend.org/

Apr
04
April 4, 2013
Robert Ball Conf. Center, Virginia Biotech Research Park, 800 E. Leigh St., Richmond

Program: To be announced! See http://vabio.org/category/events for more details.

Greater Richmond Bioscience Luncheons are produced by the Virginia Biotechnology Association. For more, visit www.vabio.org.

Mar
22
March 22, 2013
Lacy Engineering Design Lab (Rice Hall, Rm. 120)

Attention, current and future entrepreneurs!

The School of Engineering and Applied Science invites you to attend:

“How to Prepare for a Presentation to a VC”
Featuring Carl Showalter
Co-Founder & General Partner at Opus Capital

Carl Showalter

Friday, March 22
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Lacy Engineering Design Lab, Room 120, Rice Hall
University of Virginia

Refreshments will be served. Q&A to follow.

Carl Showalter (SE ’89) is a 20-year veteran in the field of Systems Engineering, with expertise in global marketing, product management, and the intricacies of venture capital. He is currently a co-Founder and General Partner at Opus Capital, a venture investing company whose focus is emerging technologies. Prior to founding Opus, he worked with innovative companies such as Juniper Networks, UUNET, ANS, and Bellcore.

Mar
20
March 20, 2013 to March 22, 2013
Washington, D.C.

Join the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer for the 7th annual University Startups Conference entitled "Corporate Venture Capital and University Startups: An Open Innovation Paradigm." This year's USC will feature a showcase of the 100 best university startups as nominated by the universities. 

This international conference will take place Mar. 20-22, 2013 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Co-hosts of this event include the National Science Foundation (Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnership), the National Institutes of Health (Office of Technology Transfer) and the National Venture Capital Association. 

For more information or to register, click here.

Mar
13
March 13, 2013
Herndon, VA

The Center for Innovative Technology will be hosting an Advanced SBIT/STTR workshop on March 13, 2013. The workshop is open to technology companies from Virginia and surrounding states. This advanced workshop presents strategic advice to current and prospective Phase I and Phase II SBIR/STTR award recipients on how to better position themselves for successful Phase II and Phase III opportunities.

The workshop will take place from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at the CIT headquarters, located at 2214 Rock Hill Road, Herndon, VA.

For more information about the event or to register, click here.

Mar
07
March 7, 2013
Robert Ball Conf. Center, Virginia Biotech Research Park, 800 E. Leigh St., Richmond

Program: "Doing Bioscience Business Internationally," featuring a panel of specialists in international trade from various perspectives. See http://vabio.org/category/events for more details.

Greater Richmond Bioscience Luncheons are produced by the Virginia Biotechnology Association. For more, visit www.vabio.org.

Feb
27
February 27, 2013 to March 2, 2013
San Antonio, TX

The Association of University Technology Managers 2013 Annual Meeting is being held Feb. 27 - Mar. 2 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. This event is a networking and professional development conference drawing from the global community of technology transfer professionals from academia and industry, venture investors and other intellectual property experts. The meeting, a four-day educational and networking event, features special interest groups, educational tracks and interactive workshops developed for seasoned technology transfer professionals and newcomers to the field.

Attending AUTM? Join in on the following sessions led by U.Va. Innovation team members:

For more information, see www.autm.net.

Feb
23
February 23, 2013
HackCville (#9 Elliewood Ave. Charlottesville, VA 22903)

Join Andrew Montalenti for a Saturday at HackCville learning how to prototype web applications using the most lightweight tools possible! This event is for both web development novices and experienced hackers. The first three hours will be an in-depth tutorial, followed by a 3-hour "hackathon" competition putting those new skills to use.

For more information or to register for the event, click here.

Feb
19
February 19, 2013
#9 Elliewood Ave.

Come to HackCville for this month's Lean Startup Circle event, focusing on applying the principles of Lean Startups to physical products and services. Owen Zenzal will be the guest speaker.

For more information, click here.

Feb
07
February 7, 2013
Webinar

In 2012, U.Va. Innovation and the Licensing & Ventures Group emerged from the intense strategic efforts to rebrand, restructure, and revitalize the former U.Va. Patent Foundation.

Please join Technology Transfer Tactics and U.Va. Innovation’s Mark Crowell and Morgan Estabrook for a webinar on February 7, when we will explore how the foundation navigated to a new model for supporting innovation within and beyond the university.

For more information and to register, click here.

Feb
07
February 7, 2013
Robert Ball Conf. Center, Virginia Biotech Research Park, 800 E. Leigh St., Richmond

Program:  “Best Practices when working with the FDA”

Details:  Panelists will include Biologics Consulting Group, Alexandria based regulatory consulting firm and companies sharing their experiences with the FDA.

Registration:  Visit VABIO's website for details. VBRP Tenants and VCU students please contact halloran [dot] sherri [at] vabio [dot] org (Sherri Halloran) for special instructions.

Sponsors: The Greater Richmond Partnership, VCU Tech Transfer, LeClair Ryan and the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park.

Greater Richmond Bioscience Luncheons are produced by the Virginia Biotechnology Association. For more, visit www.vabio.org.

Jan
10
January 10, 2013
Robert Ball Conf. Center, Virginia Biotech Research Park, 800 E. Leigh St., Richmond

Program:  “Patients Power”

Details: In recent years patients have organized themselves in increasingly innovative and powerful ways, and are making a tremendous impact on how bioscience research is conducted, funded, commercialized, regulated and brought to the clinic. From statehouse and Capitol Hill advocacy to watchdogging the FDA, to funding academic research and startup companies, the new breed of patient organization bring a new sense of urgency and focus to the bioscience and biomedical “ecosystem”. Increasingly, companies, research institutions and patient groups are working collaboratively, both on projects and in long term alliances, to assure that research and innovation are prioritized. This panel will feature leaders of patient organizations with a variety of missions and activities – ranging from legislative policy advocates, to administrative watchdogs, to identifying and championing overlooked rare diseases, to offering substantial  sources of funding for academic research and emerging company commercialization alike.

Speakers:  Keenan Caldwell, Director of Government Relations, Virginia, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network; FasterCures, Washington, DC (invited).

Register here. VBRP Tenants and VCU students please contact halloran [dot] sherri [at] vabio [dot] org (Sherri Halloran) for special instructions.

Sponsors: Alliance Biosciences, The Greater Richmond Partnership, VCU Tech Transfer, LeClair Ryan and the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park.

Greater Richmond Bioscience Luncheons are produced by the Virginia Biotechnology Association. For more, visit www.vabio.org.

Dec
14
December 14, 2012
CitySpace

Join U.Va. Innovation, CBIC, and VaBIO in celebrating the "Year of the Entrepreneur!" This annual holiday social weaves together our various entrepreneurial and innovation-based professionals and academics who are collectively advancing the Charlottesville region's knowledge-based economy, startup ventures, and biotech hub.

This event is free for members of the 3 host organizations and $25 for non-members. Please RSVP online no later than Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 5 p.m.

CitySpace is located at 100 5th Street N.E., Charlottesville, VA 22902 (on the mezzanine level of the Market Street parking garage).

Dec
06
December 6, 2012
Virginia Biotechnology Research Park, Richmond

Join VABIO for the program "The Chief Financial Officer in emerging and developing bioscience companies" featuring speaker Kevin Tully, CFO of Insmed Inc., at the December 2012 Greater Richmond Bioscience Luncheon. There will be a networking session from 11:30-12:00 p.m. and the program from 12:00-1:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by Alliance Biosciences, The Greater Richmond Partnership, VCU Tech Transfer, LeClair Ryan and the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park.

The luncheon will take place at the Robert Ball Conference Room at the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park, 800 E. Leigh St., Richmond.

Click here for more information or to register.

Dec
04
December 4, 2012
HackCville

Come to HackCville (#9 Elliewood Ave.) for the final First Tuesdays event of 2012! This event features short, individual mentoring sessions with some of Charlottesville's most experienced entrepreneurs. Participants of the U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup are especially encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

Please reply to lianne [at] virginia [dot] edu if you plan to attend. Include a brief description of your concept so that we can help make some good matches.

To learn more about Venture Forward: First Tuesdays, see our page here.

Dec
04
December 4, 2012
Saunders Hall

Teams of students from the "Developing New Products and Services" course at the Darden School of Business will be showcasing their new products and ideas. The "Design Fair" will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 1-3pm in Darden's Saunders Hall. Read about the teams' projects here and come check them out at this event!

This event is open to the public.

Nov
16
November 16, 2012
Bavaro Hall's Holloway Hall

The U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup is a business-concept competition open to all U.Va. undergraduate students, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. This annual competition seeks to enrich the area's entrepreneurial community by supporting the development of new ventures. The University-wide final competition, a registered activity of Global Entrepreneurship Week, will take place in Bavaro Hall's Holloway Hall and features the winners from each of the eight semi-final tracks competing for the overall grand prize.

For more information about the E-Cup, click here.

Nov
15
November 15, 2012 to November 16, 2012
Darden School of Business

The theme  for this year's University of Virginia Investing Conference is After the Election: Realities, Opportunities, and Challenges for Investors.  Some of the dominant questions are these:

  • Fiscal policy: how will the U.S. stimulate its economy and yet plot a course to reduce the overhang of government debt?
  • Regulatory policy: major sectors of the U.S. Economy have been the focus of new and possibly onerous regulations.  Will the results of the election change the investment outlook in these sectors?  How do the experts handicap the prospects in various industries and economic sectors?
  • Foreign policy: how will the stance of the new administration affect the presence of the U.S. In international disputes in the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, and Europe?  What does this imply for investing in developed and emerging economies?
  • Incentives for innovation and business expansion: growth remains the major challenge for the U.S. Economy in the medium-term.  Will the new administration promote such growth in the private sector?  What does this imply for a recovery of venture capital investing and investing in growth stocks?

This Conference will feature speakers who are experts on these questions as well as prominent asset managers who will offer their outlook and assessment of opportunities.  Register for the conference to gain an in-depth perspective on the new realities.  Seating is limited; advance registration is encouraged.

For more information, visit the University of Virginia Investing Conference.

 

Nov
14
November 14, 2012
Rice Hall

Have a business, app, or invention idea? Can you pitch it in 60 seconds? Share your idea with engineering and commerce students, get useful feedback from a panel of experts, and get a chance to win $200 in cash!

* Sign up to pitch at egmvirginia.com/pitch by Tuesday, November 13th at 9:00 p.m.

Judging panel for Elevator Pitch Competition:

  • Dean Johnson: Angel Investor, CEO of Rimm Kaufmann Group
  • Joel Selzer: Founder of Ozmosis, Founder of Medical Funding Services
  • Kirt Gunn: CMO of Rimm Kaufmann Group, Founder of Dandelion Marketing Agency
  • Bryan Kannry: Principal at Court Square Ventures, VP Business Development @ MusicToday (acquired by LiveNation)
  • Brendan Richardson: VC + Private Equity Consultant, Interim CEO at PsiKick Semiconductors, McIntire Professor

Don't have an idea? Come to see others present and network with upcoming student entrepreneurs. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

Event sponsored by Entrepreneurship Group at McIntire.

Nov
14
November 14, 2012
McGuffey Art Center, 201 2nd St. NW, Charlottesville

Please join the Virginia Biotechnology Association and host INDOOR Biotechnologies Inc. for an evening of biotech, beer and art in one of Charlottesville’s finest historic buildings. This event will feature local brews, draft Bold Rock cider, wine from Pollak Vineyards and hors d’oeuvres from The Local.

Registration:  Bioscience company employees and university researchers receive complimentary registration.  All others may purchase tickets here.

For more information, click here.

Nov
13
November 13, 2012
Darden i.Lab

Click here to register!

Venture Forward on the second Tuesday of this month to get your burning marketing and communications questions answered! Hosted by U.Va. Innovation and the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council, this month’s Venture Forward on First Tuesdays event will be held at the Darden i.Lab at the Darden School of Business.

Local professionals will be available for “speed-coaching” in a variety of hot communications topics, including:

This event will be facilitated by U.Va. Innovation’s own Morgan Estabrook, senior manager of marketing and communications.

For more information about Venture Forward on First Tuesdays, click here.

Nov
11
November 11, 2012
Clemons Library, Rm 201

The semi-final competition for the College of Arts & Sciences track of the U.Va. Entrepreneurship cup will take place on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. in Clemons Library, room 201. This event is open to the public.

For more details, refer to E-Cup Arts & Sciences point of contact sharonkrueger [at] virginia [dot] edu (Sharon Krueger).

Nov
09
November 9, 2012
Rice Hall Auditorium

The semi-final competition of the School of Engineering and Applied Science track of the U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup will take place on Friday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Rice Hall Auditorium. This event is open to the public.

For more details, refer to SEAS E-Cup point of contact lgreen [at] virginiaactiveangelnetwork [dot] com (Letitia Green).

Nov
08
November 8, 2012
Darden, Classroom 50

The semi-final competition for the Darden School of Business track of the U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup will take place on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. in Darden Classroom 50. This event is open to the public.

For more details, refer to Darden E-Cup point of contact McfarlandM [at] virginia [dot] edu (Molly Mcfarland).

Nov
08
November 8, 2012
Darden School of Business

Darden's E-Conference is a series of entrepreneurship events bringing together Darden students, alumni and community entrepreneurs to share their experiences building businesses and enthusiasm for entrepreneurship.

For more information and to register, click here.

Nov
07
November 7, 2012
Rouss/Robertson Hall, rm. 123

The semi-final competition of the McIntire School of Commerce track of the U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in Rouss/Robertson Hall, room 123. This event is open to the public.

For more details, refer to McIntire E-Cup point of contact brr5kb [at] virginia [dot] edu (Brendan Richardson).

Nov
06
November 6, 2012
Bavaro, Holloway Hall

The semi-final competition for the Curry School of Education track of the U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. in Bavaro Hall's Holloway Hall. This event is open to the public.

For more details, refer to the Curry School's E-Cup point of contact eliebtag [at] virginia [dot] edu (Emily Liebtag).

Nov
05
November 5, 2012
Rouss/Robertson Hall, rm. 225

The semi-final competition of the Social Entrepreneurship track of the U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup will take place on Monday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in Rouss/Robertson Hall, room 225. This event is open to the public.

For more details, refer to Social Entrepreneurship E-Cup point of contact mb9sp [at] virginia [dot] edu (Mayank Bhatia).

Nov
05
November 5, 2012
Location/time TBA

The semi-final competition for the School of Law track of the U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup will take place on Monday, Nov. 5, location/time TBA. This event is open to the public.

For more details, refer to School of Law E-Cup point of contact jmorley [at] virginia [dot] edu (John Morley).

Nov
01
November 1, 2012
Virginia Biotechnology Research Park, Richmond

Join VABIO for the program "You've got an innovative technology - but are you innovative?" featuring speaker Scott Wayne of the Frontier Project at the November 2012  Greater Richmond Bioscience Luncheon. There will be a networking session from 11:30-12:00 p.m. and the program from 12:00-1:30 p.m. Entrepreneurial faculty, bioscience company leaders, graduate students, investors, and tech transfer professionals are encouraged to attend.

The luncheon will take place at the Robert Ball Conference Room at the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park, 800 E. Leigh St., Richmond.

Register here.

Nov
01
November 1, 2012
Center for Advanced Engineering & Research, 1173 Research Way, Forest, VA 24551

Miss the Charlottesville workshop in September? The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) is hosting its next SBIR/STTR workshop Nov. 1 in Forest, Va. (near Lynchburg).

SBIR grants (Small Business Innovation Research) and the STTR grant program (Small Business Technology Transfer) provide $150K-$1M in non-dilutive early stage R&D funding to small technology firms. Eleven participating federal agencies use this program to fund early stage technology development that will help them meet their missions.

Upcoming SBIR/STTR deadlines include: 

  • Dept. of Energy SBIR/STTR Oct. 16
  • NIH SBIR Contracts Nov. 13
  • NASA SBIR/STTR Nov. 29
  • NSF SBIR Dec. 3
  • NIH SBIR/STTR Omnibus Dec. 5
  • NSF STTR Dec. 20
  • DOD SBIR Jan. 16, 2013
  • Dept. of Transportation March 4, 2013

Produced by CIT, this workshop is led by one of the leading SBIR instructors/consultants in the country: John Davis of The SBIR Resource Center.

For details and to register, click here.

Nov
01
November 1, 2012
Location/time TBA

The semi-final competition for the Health System track (including the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing) of the U.Va. Entrepreneurship competition will take place on Thursday, Nov. 1, location and time TBA. This event is open to the public.

For more details, refer to Health System E-Cup point of contact davidchen [at] virginia [dot] edu (David Chen).

Oct
31
October 31, 2012 to November 1, 2012
Palm Beach, FL

The Southeast BIO Investor Forum is the Southeast region's premier life sciences and medical technology conference, connecting emerging companies with potential investors and partners in a forum that provides meaningful networking opportunities.

Attracting nearly 400 attendees, including investors from the Southeast and across the country, SEBIO showcases more than 30 emerging life sciences and medical technology companies from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and beyond each year. Since 1999, there have been over 190 presenting companies, nearly 150 companies participating in the EARLY/Stage program and 47 competing in the BIO/Plan Competition.

By the numbers:

  • Southeast BIO Investor Forum presenting companies have raised over $2.5 billion since 1999.
     
  • In 2011, the Southeast attracted close to $1.7 billion in venture funding according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree™ Report.
     
  • To date, there have been over 190 presenting companies, nearly 150 companies participating in the EARLY/Stage program, and 47 competing in the BIO/Pan Competition.

The Investor Forum provides opportunities for both early and mid-late stage companies who are looking for investment partners.

The deadline to apply to be a presenter is Friday, June 29. Click here for additional details about applying as a presenter at this year’s Investor Forum.

Oct
26
October 26, 2012 to October 28, 2012
CitySpace (100 5th Street NE)

Sponsored by the Charlottesville Venture Group and U.Va. Innovation, Startup Weekend is a weekend-long hands-on event where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can work on new ideas to find out if their startup ideas are viable. Attendees pitch their ideas, form teams, and work to launch their companies, culminating in presentations Sunday evening to demo their prototypes and receive feedback from experts.

For more information and to sign up, click here.

Oct
26
October 26, 2012
Location/time TBA

The first round of competition for the School of Law track of the U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup will take place on Friday, October 26, location/time TBA. This event is open to the public.

For more details, refer to School of Law E-cup point of contact jmorley [at] virginia [dot] edu (John Morley).

Oct
24
October 24, 2012
Blacksburg, VA

Co-hosted by Virginia Bio and the Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council, the 6th annual Southwest Virginia Life Science Forum will feature posters from academic, industry, and non-profit technology organizations from the Southwest Virginia region.  Topic areas include:

  • Bio/life sciences
  • Chemistry/materials science 
  • Nanotechnology and engineering

Feel free to use a poster that has been presented in other venues, or simply attend to network with other scientists. Appetizers and cocktails will be provided.

To register for this event, click here

This event is sponsored by Virginia Tech Fralin Life Science Institute, Novozymes, Techlab, Latimer IP Law, and Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery.

Oct
18
October 18, 2012
PVCC and local technology companies

Close to 400 local middle and high school students will get the chance to witness what it takes to make a biotechnology hub happen. On october 18, the studens will travel  to 50 selected companies for a hands-on visit with employees and researchers. Sponsored by the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council, the tour  "is aimed at exposing students to the challenging and diverse career possibilities offered by our regional technology community. It is designed to help them envision themselves as technology employees, professionals and entrepreneurs in the next wave of high tech advancements in our area."

Students will travel with classmates in groups of 12-15, and be assigned to one of 20 unique and exciting tour schedules.

Oct
16
October 16, 2012
Newcomb Hall, Commonwealth Rm.

This E*Society event will feature Jim Zuffoletti, winner of the 2003 Business Plan Competition and founder of OpenQ. Zuffoletti will speak about how he and his classmates turned their concept (and winning business plan) into a successful business. Interested attendees will also have the opportunity to pitch their ideas for the upcoming U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup concept competition to receive feedback from others during the networking portion of the event. Free Mellow Mushroom pizza will be provided.

Zuffoletti has been a founder of start-up organizations as both an entrepreneur and an intrapreneur and has served life science companies for the past fifteen years. As president of OpenQ. he has been a catalyst for determining the company’s strategic direction and for forging critical relationships with customers in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industry segments. He is also responsible for customer relationships and results. Prior to founding OpenQ, Zuffoletti was a founder of FreeMarkets Inc., a pioneering e-business company. While at FreeMarkets, Zuffoletti served in a number of senior leadership capacities, including sales leadership and general management. Before FreeMarkets, Zuffoletti started his career at GE in a variety of positions in finance and business development. Zuffoletti holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Amherst College and holds an MBA from the Darden School of Business.

Oct
11
October 11, 2012 to October 12, 2012
Washington, D.C.

This is the second annual Distilled Intelligence event, a competition for tech startups to win $100K from Fortify.vc. Startups of all stages are eligible to enter, with later stage companies competing on October 11 and early stage companies competing on October 12.  Investors and entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend as a forum for networking and identifying areas for future collaboration.

For more information or to apply, click here.

Oct
09
October 9, 2012
Kaleidoscope Room (Newcomb Hall)

Calling all Student Entrepreneurs! Thinking about applying to the E-Cup? Get your questions answered here!

This Q&A session with business development expert Elizabeth Pyle will give YOU the tools to create an effective and compelling submission and answers to questions:

  • How do you write an effective one-sentence description? 
  • What is a value proposition? 
  • How do you assess the market opportunity? 

All students planning to submit application to the E-Cup are encouraged to attend.

Snacks will be provided.

Elizabeth P. Pyle  is the founder and President of Pyle & Associates, LLC, a growing Interim Executive Management firm providing management and business consulting services across diversified industries. Her extensive experience in business development, strategic planning, marketing, operations, and leadership have left a lasting impact on overall business performance from start-up to turn-around situations.  She has served on various boards including the Board of Directors for the Charlottesville Venture Group where she chaired the Business Plan Review and Annual Business Forum Committees. In addition, she has served on the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council and as a founding Director for the Business Growth Network.

Oct
04
October 4, 2012
Robertson Hall, Rm. 225

Have an idea for a business or organization that will work toward solving our social and environmental problems? Compete in the Social Entrepreneurship track of the U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup!

Attend this informational session to learn all you need to know about the Social Entrepreneurship track, open to all U.Va. students (from any school), or e-mail mb9sp [at] virginia [dot] edu (Mayank Bhatia) for details.

Oct
04
October 4, 2012
Virginia Biotechnology Research Park, Richmond

"Breakthroughs and opportunities in the science and commercialization of regenerative medicine," featuring Brian A. Pollok, Ph.D. Principal, Rapidan BioAdvisors, Warrenton, VA; and Roy C. Ogle, Ph.D., Chair, School of Medical Diagnostics & Translational Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.  This luncheon is open to any entrepreneurial faculty, bioscience company leaders, investors, technology transfer professionals, corporate development executives and professional service firms.

Register here.

Oct
03
October 3, 2012
U.Va. Innovation (250 W. Main St., 3rd Floor)

Join us at the next VaBIO Charlottesville chapter Beer & Biotech presented by U.Va. Innovation!  Sip a frosty beverage, munch on some local bbq and sweets and chat with the local bioscience community while listening to live music.

The event is complimentary for all bioscience company staff and university researchers with advanced registration.  All others may purchase tickets here.
Non-bioscience individuals may purchase a ticket for $25 for members of VaBIO, $50 for non-members.

The event is sponsored by LeClair Ryan.

U.Va. Innovation is located a 250 West Main Street, Suite 300. Parking is available in the Water St. garage. Please bring your ticket for validation.

Oct
02
October 2, 2012
Morven Farms

What are the traits of an entrepreneur? How can you train yourself to think more entrepreneurially? Led by McIntire School of Commerce Professor Brendan Richardson, this seminar will look at the stories of 'outlier' entrepreneurs who have succeeded and point out the commonalities between them. Register here for this Flash! Seminar, a one-time class open to all students, faculty, staff and community members.

Oct
02
October 2, 2012
OpenGrounds (1400 W. Main Street)

Venture Forward: First Tuesdays and the U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup are partnering for a Design Thinking Workshop.  All students submitting an application for the E-Cup are encouraged to attend.  The workshop will give students an opportunity to network, collaborate, and learn from experts in preparation for the upcoming E-Cup business-concept competition. First Tuesdays provides new and experienced entrepreneurs with the opportunity to connect, bounce ideas off one another and get their burning questions answered. Venture Forward is a U.Va. Innovation initiative.

The workshop will be held at OpenGrounds, across from the White Spot on the U.Va. Corner. Light refreshments will be provided.

Space is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis. To register, click here.

 

Oct
01
October 1, 2012
Alumni Hall Ballroom

The VIVE fair is an exhibit-style forum hosted by the Entrepreneurship and Innovations Committee of U.Va.'s Student Council to raise awareness and improve access to entrepreneurship-related activities around U.Va.  Come see the exhibits and network with other entrepreneurs! Students, faculty, staff, and anyone from the Charlottesville community are welcome to attend. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Click here to register.

Sep
29
September 29, 2012
OpenGrounds (1400 W. Main Street)

This is the second of three Design Thinking Workshops hosted by the U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup, a business-concept competition open to all U.Va. students.  The workshop allows interested students to network, collaborate, and learn from experts in preparation for submitting E-Cup applications. Attendance is encouraged for all students interested in the E-Cup, including anyone looking to join an existing team.

The workshop will be held at OpenGrounds, across from the White Spot on the U.Va. Corner. Bodos will be provided!

Space is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis. To register, click here.

Sep
28
September 28, 2012
OpenGrounds (1400 W. Main Street)

This is the first of three Design Thinking Workshops hosted by the U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup, a business-concept competition open to all U.Va. students.  The workshop allows interested students to network, collaborate, and learn from experts in preparation for submitting E-Cup applications. Attendance is encouraged for all students interested in the E-Cup, including anyone looking to join an existing team.

The workshop will be held at OpenGrounds, across from the White Spot on the U.Va. Corner. Lunch will be provided!

Space is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis. To register, click here.

Sep
27
September 27, 2012 to September 28, 2012
Bethesda, MD

Mid-Atlantic Bio is the premier regional biotech conference for senior-level executives, policymakers, academia, financiers, media and service providers.  First launched in 2005, the conference is a joint initiative of the founding host organizations: the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, the Virginia Biotechnology Association, and the Technology Council of Maryland. The Conference is also pleased to welcome  the North Carolina Biotechnology Center as a Strategic Partner for 2012.

Mid-Atlantic BIO is a great opportunity to meet and connect with important stakeholders.

Early registration rates are available until August 27. For more infortmation, visit Mid-Atlantic BIO. To register, click here

Sep
26
September 26, 2012
Kaleidoscope Room (Newcomb Hall)

Do you have an idea rumbling around in your head? Is it an idea that could become a cool product or even a business? Make it happen!

Hear from people who have made the leap from idea to produc, concept to company. Be inspired! The Entrepreneurship panel will include:

  • Sara Harper, Initiative reCOVER Breathe House
  • Nikki Hastings, HemoShear
  • Lindsey Hepler, Dance 4 Peace
  • Last year's finalists in the U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup

Ready to get started? Hear how you can compete in the U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup, a business concept competition open to all undegrads, graduate students and post-docs. You'll hear how you can submit a cool idea and compete for cash prizes.

RSVP to Chiara [at] virginia [dot] edu
Food and beverages will be provided. 

Sponsored by U.Va. Innovation.

Want more? Design thinking workshops will help you to develop your concept and find othe team members! Worshops will be held on September 28 and 29, and October 2. To lean more, click here.

Sep
24
September 24, 2012
Omni Hotel

Sponsored by the Center for Innovative Technologies (CIT), this session will provide insights into various sources available to university researchers to facilitate tech transfer and company start-up efforts.  Companies that have used these funding sources will be featured in the discussion, which includes a panel of experts and a networking session at the end of the program.

The panel will feature: Tom Weithman, managing director of the CIT GAP Fund, Sara Toussaint from Allied Minds, Inc, Nancy Vorona, CRCF program director, Errol Arkilic, program director for the NSF Innovation Corps Program, Greg Fralish, president of iTiHealth and Eric Loth, professor and chair of U.Va.'s Aerospace Engineering.

Registration required. For Virginia-based University Researchers and personnel, this workshop is free. Cost to all others: $50.

To register, visit www.cit.org/events

Sep
20
September 20, 2012
Claude Moore Medical Education Center

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the School of Medicine, this forum is intended to catalyze interactions between drug discovery researchers, introduce drug discovery to colleagues or others who might be interested in collaboration and discuss how to move drug discovery forward at U.Va.

Opening Speakers are Provost, John D. Simon, and Dean of the School of Medicine, Steven T. DeKosky, followed by sessions on Lead Discovery, Optimization & Delivery, Clinical Trials and Commercialization. The Keynote speaker is Bryan Roth of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

For more information, click here.

Sep
07
September 7, 2012
Darden School of Business

In recognition of Virginia’s Year of the Entrepreneur in 2012, the Jefferson Innovation Summit for the Commonwealth, presented by the Batten Institute and the Office of the Governor of Virginia, brings together a diverse and influential group of sixty policymakers, entrepreneurs, executives and thought leaders at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business to discuss how best to create and sustain a society of entrepreneurs and innovators in the Commonwealth.

For more information, click here.

Sep
04
September 4, 2012
U.Va. Rapid Prototyping Lab, Mechanical Engineering Building, Rm. 216A

Hosted by Venture Forward, U.Va.'s start-up mentoring network, First Tuesdays provides new and experienced entrepreneurs with the opportunity to connect, bounce ideas off one another and get their burning questions answered. Venture Forward is a U.Va. Innovation initiative.

Aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs from the University and the community are invited to attend this monthly gathering, held on the first Tuesday of each month.

Have a protoyping question? Want to know more about design? Need answers to other urgent business questions? Then join us for Venture Forward in Prototyping, held at the University of Virginia Rapid Prototyping Lab in the Mechanical Engineering building (#27 on map). Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in stadium parking lots T4 and E3. View map.

Space is limited. RSVP to Chiara Canzi at chiaraatvirginia [dot] edu.

Aug
30
August 30, 2012
Tempo Restaurant

Join CBIC, a private-sector advocate for entrepreneurship and innovation-based economic development in Charlottesville, for light hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail (with an all-inclusive ticket) while you connect with fellow CBIC members, innovators, and high-tech professionals. A cash bar will also be available.

During the event, organizers from Charlottesville Startup Weekend will share information about the upcoming October 26th event.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Between 5:15 – 5:30, CBIC will hold its brief 2012 Annual Meeting, which is at no cost to members to attend! Following the annual meeting, we'll carry on with the evening’s casual networking festivities through 7:00 PM. Please select your ticket type accordingly.

For more information and to register for the event, visit http://cvillebic.org/events.

Tempo Restaurant is located at 117 5th St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (just a block off the Downtown Mall).

Aug
02
August 2, 2012
Cadence, 9 Technology Drive, Staunton, VA

Beer and Biotech is the monthly gathering sponsored by VABIO. For August, the biotechnology scene moves to Staunton. Be among the first to see the new expansion of Cadence, a premier metals manufacturing company focused on new medical technologies, such as minimally invasive devices, and the world’s only IncisionLab.

Registration coming soon. Check VABIO for more information.

Jun
20
June 20, 2012
Darden School of Business

How do expert entrepreneurs build their successful ventures? Join Dr. Saras Sarasvathy, professor at University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and a Fortune Small Business top entrepreneurship professor, to find out!  Dr. Sarasvathy will lead a full-day interactive workshop based on her groundbreaking research called “effectuation.”  You will learn how to use the five effectual principles and leave with one potentially game-changing tool to grow your business to new heights.

To learn more about Dr. Sarasvathy's effectuation research, read Inc. Magazine’s most shared article ever, How Great Entrepreneurs Think (Feb 2011).

The event is free, but space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, click here.

May
24
May 24, 2012
Farmington Country Club

Join the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) in recognizing and celebrating exceptional local innovators at its annual awards gala.

For 14 years running, the CBIC Awards (formerly the VPTC Tech Awards) have honored individuals and organizations for their noteworthy contributions to the marketplace and community involving entrepreneurship and the creation, commercialization or application of technology.

The event will be held from 5:15-10 p.m. at Farmington Country Club (1625 Country Club Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22901).

For more information and to register, visit http://cvillebic.org/events.

May
17
May 17, 2012
CitySpace

U.Va. Innovation invites you to attend the May installment of our Innovation Roundtable series, Innovation Initiatives at the FDA. Please join us for a conversation with:

Kwame Ulmer
Deputy Division Director (Science and Policy)
Center for Devices and Radiological Health

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Discover how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is pushing new innovative efforts from within and how it is showcasing new innovation initiatives and connections. Kwame Ulmer started as a Biomedical Engineer with the FDA, then as a branch chief, and he is now the deputy director (science and policy). Prior to joining the FDA, Ulmer worked as an engineer at the Naval Sea Systems Command.  

He is part of the FDA Innovation Pathway Project. Since November 2011, the team has been working to shorten the overall time it takes for the development, assessment, and review of breakthrough medical devices.

Also, come out to experience "Bump-It", a smartphone application developed by a U.Va. student team that allows users to manage playlists by adding or stopping certain songs. "Bump-It" received an honorable mention at the 2011 U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup. 

TIME: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Food and refreshments provided. The event will be held at CitySpace (100 5th St. NE) on the Downtown Mall, above the Market St. Garage.

For more information, please contact Sharon Krueger at sharonkruegeratvirginia [dot] edu or 434-243-1407.

Register online by May 15.

May
17
May 17, 2012
Olsson Auditourm , Room 130 Rice Hall

Join us for a seminar titled "White House Grand Challenges & STEM Education" and a Q&A session featuring:

John Holdren
Assistant to President Obama for Science and Technology
Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Co‐Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Tech.

Prior to joining the Obama administration Dr. Holdren was Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy and Director of the Program on Science, Technology, and Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and professor in Harvard’s Department of Earth and Planetary Science. He was also Director of the independent nonprofit Woods Hole Research Center. Previously, Holdren was a faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, where in 1973, he co‐founded, and co‐led until 1996, the interdisciplinary graduate‐degree program in energy and resources.
During the Clinton administration, Holdren served as a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology through both terms and chaired studies requested by President Clinton on preventing theft of nuclear materials, disposition of surplus weapon plutonium, the prospects of fusion energy, U.S. energy R&D strategy, and international cooperation on energytechnology innovation.

For more information and to RSVP please contact Cheryl Wagner at cheryl-vpratvirginia [dot] edu or 434-243-1100. The event is sponsored by the U.Va. Office of the Vice President for Research.

TIME: 1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

May
11
May 11, 2012
The Haven

What if Charlottesville were the next Silicon Valley?

The opening event for the Tom Tom Festival final weekend is a keynote presentation and panel discussion that will look at all the elements that create a culture of innovation. The first panel highlights a local success story, Relay Foods, with a compelling case study of how Charlottesville helped form a successful enterprise. The keynote panel will look broadly at the future of innovation in Charlottesville and will explore the efforts at play to spur innovation in Central Virginia.

Panelists include:

Relay Foods Case Study
Zach Buckner, CEO and Founder of Relay Foods
Dr. John Elder, CEO of Elder Research, Inc and adjunct professor at the University of Virginia
Stein Kretsinger, Serial Entrepreneur and co-founder of Advertising.com
Brendan Richardson, Venture Capitalist and Faculty at the McIntire School of Commerce

Charlottesville as a Canvas for Innovation
Jim Cheng, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade
Tom Skalak, Vice President for Research at the University of Virginia
Ann Malek, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Albemarle County
Philippe L. Sommer, Director of Entrepreneurship Programs, U.Va. Darden School of Business

TIME: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

May
09
May 9, 2012
Biovista, Inc. (2421 Ivy Road, 3rd floor)

Join the Virginia Biotechnology Association (VABIO) for food, fun and a cold beverage.

Meet other life science professionals, students and university researchers from the area in a casual social environment. Registration is complimentary for bioscience company employees and university researchers. All others may purchase tickets.

This month's Beer and Biotech is hosted by Biovista, Inc. and sponsored by Keiter Stephens and LeClairRyan.

TIME: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

May
09
May 9, 2012
Rice Hall, 130

The University of Virginia Alliance for Computational Science & Engineering, or UVACSE, and the Office of the Vice President for Research are sponsoring a half-day summit designed to bring together the U.Va. research community and establish new cross-Grounds networks and collaborations over the opportunities of big data.

The growing deluge of "big data" presents tremendous opportunities for discovery, systems improvement and decision-making in applied research. Innovative methods of storing, manipulating, analyzing and visualizing large complex data can generate breakthrough insights, from human behavior to addressing global challenges. And while science has been the innovation engine in recent decades, new kinds of data analysis could drive the next wave of breakthroughs.

The big challenge is creating a plan for addressing the barriers in handling and mining all that big data.

Skalak and Simon will introduce the summit, and sessions that address four themes:

• Applications that are producing the data
• Infrastructure needed to manage the data
• Algorithms and analytic techniques to gain insight from the data
• Means to interact with and visulaize the data

Each session will consist of short presentations followed by a panel discussion. A second discussion phase will be conducted over lunch.

Attendance is free, but online registration is required.

TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

May
04
May 4, 2012
Rotunda (Dome Room)

The Office of the Vice President for Research invites you to attend the U.Va. Presidential Poster Competition, recognizing research and scholarship. The pan-University research poster competition will highlight U.Va. undergraduate, graduate student and post-doctoral research in high-impact and innovative growth areas.

For details, visit www.virginia.edu/presidentialposter.

TIME: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

May
03
May 3, 2012
The Gleason Building - 126 Garrett Street # D

How far can $1,000 go in Charlottesville?

The Tom Tom Festival is sponsoring a crowd-sourced pitch night for creative artists, entrepreneurs, innovators, amateurs, professionals and enthusiasts alike. This is how it works: Everyone who attends pays $10, which buys entry and a vote to cast toward the winning idea. From more than 40 applications, 10 finalists will pitch their ideas and answer the question "What would you create in Charlottesville with $1,000?" Ultimately, the crowd will vote on who they want to support financially. The goal is to have 100 people come, listen and vote (and fund) for the next great idea.

TIME: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

May
03
May 3, 2012 to May 5, 2012
University of Virginia

The 3rd Annual Darden Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Conference is co-organized by the Batten Institute and the Academy of Management’s (AoM) Entrepreneurship Division, as part of the Entrepreneurship Research Exemplars Conference Series. This event will bring together leading scholars in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation and highlight best practices for top-tier research that advances the evolution of these fields.

This year’s conference will begin with a keynote address held at the University of Virginia’s Rotunda, a World Heritage site, followed by several plenary sessions which will engage researchers at the theoretical and practical levels. More than 20 authors, both rising researchers and senior scholars, will present on topics such as inventing, collaborating, financing, cross-border mobility and entrepreneurship’s role in solving social problems.

For details and registration, visit http://conference.darden.virginia.edu/DEIRC.

May
02
May 2, 2012
The Gleason Building - 126 Garrett Street # D

As part of the Tom Tom Festival's "Place Based Innovation" series, this panel of biotech experts will examine how a biotechnology hub develops around a world-class research university like the University of Virginia. Charlottesville's numerous biotechnology innovators are establishing start-ups in Charlottesville and one local firm has proposed redeveloping the historic Coca-Cola bottling plant on Preston Avenue into a bio-tech start-up hub. With a renewed focus on innovation at the University of Virginia, what does the future hold for biotechnology in our community?

Panelists include:

Mark Crowell, Executive Director of U.Va. Innovation and Associate Vice President for Research
Martin Chapman, CEO of Indoor Biotechnologies and head of the CityCampus Biotechnology Center
Uday Gupta, CEO of Global Cell Solutions
Nikki Hastings , Vice President, Laboratory Operations at HemoShear
Graham Anthony, CFO of Biovista

TIME: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

May
02
May 2, 2012
Open Grounds

The pharmaceutical industry unfortunately is viewed negatively by the public. They believe that companies do little to ensure the safety of its medicines and that their main goal is to make profits at the expense of an unsuspecting public. Furthermore, people believe that drugs are really discovered in universities, research institutes or the NIH and that pharmaceutical companies simply license and manufacture new medicines. This is simply untrue. This talk will give concrete examples of the value that the pharmaceutical industry adds to the overall healthcare system. A robust pharmaceutical industry is crucial in coming up with new drugs to meet major medical needs in diseases such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes and heart disease.

The talk will feature:

John LaMattina
Former Head Global R&D, Pfizer

John LaMattina was the Senior Vice President, Pfizer Inc. and President, Pfizer Global Research and Development. In this role, he oversaw the drug discovery and development efforts of more than 12,000 colleagues in the United States, Europe and Asia. LaMattina joined Pfizer as a medicinal chemist in 1997 and over the years, he held positions of increasing responsibility for Pfizer Central Research, including Vice President of U.S. Discovery Operations in 1993, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Discovery Operations in 1998 and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Development in 1999. 

During his tenure as Head of Global R&D, Pfizer produced new treatments for cancer, smoking cessation rheumatoid arthritis and AIDS. Dr. LaMattina is the author of numerous scientific publications, holds a number of U.S. patents and he is the author of “Drug Truths: Dispelling the Myths About Pharma R&D.” Dr. LaMattina has received a number of awards including the 1998 Boston College Alumni Award of Excellence in Science, an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire in 2007, and the 2010 American Chemical Society Earle Barnes Award for Leadership in Chemical Research Management.

Dr. LaMattina is a Senior Partner at PureTech Ventures, he serves on the Board of Directors of Human Genome Sciences, the Board of Directors of Ligand Pharmaceuticals, and the Scientific Advisory Board of Trevena.

Co-Sponsored by HemoShear, LLC and U.Va. Innovation.

TIME: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Space is limited. RSVP to Sharon Krueger at sharonkruegeratvirginia [dot] edu or 434-243-1407.

May
01
May 1, 2012
Main Lounge, Newcomb Hall

Hosted by Venture Forward, U.Va.'s start-up mentoring network, First Tuesdays provides new and experienced entrepreneurs with the opportunity to connect, bounce ideas off one another and get their burning questions answered. Venture Forward is a U.Va. Innovation initiative.

Aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs from the University and the community are invited to attend this monthly gathering, held on the first Tuesday of each month. All events will be held at the OpenGrounds Corner Studio (1400 W. Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22903), with light refreshments provided.

 

TIME: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
 

LOCATION CHANGE FOR MAY ONLY:
Main Lounge on 3rd floor of Newcomb Hall, next to the Ballroom.

Parking is available in the Newcomb Visitors Garage.
 

Register online by May 1.

For more information, contact Lianne Landers at lianneatvirginia [dot] edu.

Apr
26
April 26, 2012
CitySpace

U.Va. Innovation invites you to attend the April installment of our Innovation Roundtable series. Please join us for networking with University and community innovators, with food and refreshments provided. The event will be held at CitySpace (100 5th St. NE) on the Downtown Mall, above the Market St. Garage.

From SXSW to Charlottesville's Tom Tom: The Art of Fostering Innovation

Featuring:

 
Adam Kerpelman
Co-founder and UX Designer
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Oliver Platts-Mills
Director of Innovation Programming
Tom Tom Founders Festival

Register online by April 25.

 

Adam Kerpelman will share thoughts on his recent experience with the Start-up Bus: Washington, D.C., a 48-hour race in which participants worked to develop a viable business as they traveled to Austin, Texas to the SXSW Festival. He will also discuss his experience at the SXSW Festival and his continuing efforts to keep the Start-up Bus moving forward.   

Oliver Platts-Mills, an analyst at Investure, has worked to bring the first Tom Tom Founders Festival to Charlottesville, a month-long celebration of music, arts and innovation that includes panels on Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Design and Biotech Start-up Hubs.

For more information, please contact Sharon Krueger at sharonkruegeratvirginia [dot] edu or 434-243-1407.

Apr
19
April 19, 2012 to April 20, 2012
University of Virginia

Join thought leaders from the University of Virginia and the venture capital arena at the 4th Annual U.Va. Venture Summit.

For details, agenda and registration (free, required), visit www.virginia.edu/vpr/venture_summit.html.

Apr
18
April 18, 2012
The X Lounge, 313 Second St. SE, Charlottesville

The Charlottesville Chapter of the Virginia Biotechnology Association presents a casual evening of networking at all levels of the bioscience community. Come meet and listen to remarks from Aneesh Chopra, the first and former U.S. Chief Technology Officer.

Complimentary for bioscience company employees and university researchers with advanced registration.  All others may purchase tickets here.

Hosted by: Global Cell Solutions; ProteiosBio; Biologics Consulting Group; Biovista; and VWR
Sponsored by: Keiter and LeClair Ryan

Apr
18
April 18, 2012
U.Va. McIntire School of Commerce, Robertson Hall, Room 123

The Galant Center Challenge is a $250,000 "live fire" business plan pitch sponsored by The Galant Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce and the Entrepreneurship Group at McIntire. The challenge is a forum in which real angels and venture capital investors who regularly invest in early-stage startups have agreed to hear pitches and, if they like what they hear, potentially strike a deal with the student entrepreneurs for up to $250,000 in equity seed financing.

This is not a business plan competition, and it's not a mock "pitch" exercise for feedback! It is a REAL pitch event in which finalist teams will be presenting to convince real investors that they deserve capital to launch or grow their business. As such, there will be no "winner" awarded prize money; each team has an opportunity to inspire the investors in the room to write a check and invest real money for equity in the startup.

To apply:

  1. Submit your business plan and PowerPoint pitch by midnight Friday, April, 6.
  2. Finalists will be announced April 13.

Submit your plan via email to galantchallengeatcomm [dot] virginia [dot] edu

For more information about the challenge, visit http://www2.commerce.virginia.edu/galantchallenge/?p=about

Apr
12
April 12, 2012
U.Va. Darden School of Business

The U.Va.-Darden Business Plan Competition encourages the development of new business ventures by U.Va. students, faculty, staff and alumni.

For details, including deadlines and eligibility criteria, visit http://uvabplan2012.istart.org.

Apr
05
April 5, 2012 to April 6, 2012
King Family Vineyard / Darden School of Business

The Darden Private Equity Club’s inaugural conference will feature “An Overview of the Current State of Private Equity,” a keynote address from Elizabeth Weymouth (MBA ’94), partner of Riverstone Holdings LLC and member of the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees. Panels will examine today’s market, leveraged buyouts and the future of private equity.

For details and to register, click here.

Apr
03
April 3, 2012
OpenGrounds, Corner Studio

Hosted by Venture Forward, U.Va.'s start-up mentoring network, First Tuesdays provides new and experienced entrepreneurs with the opportunity to connect, bounce ideas off one another and get their burning questions answered. Venture Forward is a U.Va. Innovation initiative.

Aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs from the University and the community are invited to attend this monthly gathering, held on the first Tuesday of each month. All events will be held at the OpenGrounds Corner Studio (1400 W. Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22903), with light refreshments provided. Parking is available in the 11th Street Parking Garage.

Register online by April 2.

Registration is limited to the first 50 attendees.

Mar
29
March 29, 2012
U.Va. Darden School of Business

Join the Darden School of Business, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and the Embassies of Germany and Denmark for this “Renewable Energy Community Exchange” program, which targets the Charlottesville region for information exchange on renewable energy and energy efficiency business opportunities and policy frameworks.

For details, download the conference flier (PDF) or visit the conference registration website.

Mar
28
March 28, 2012
CitySpace

U.Va. Innovation invites you to attend the March installment of our popular Innovation Roundtable series, featuring Paul France, vice president of Open Innovation for MeadWestvaco Corp.

Discover how MeadWestvaco, a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, uses the principles of open innovation to tap into the expertise of employees, suppliers, customers, inventors, competitors and academics and solve its toughest challenges.   

Following the program, join us for networking with University and community innovators, with food and refreshments provided. The event will be held at CitySpace (100 5th St. NE) on the Downtown Mall, above the Market St. Parking Garage.

For more information, please contact Sharon Krueger at sharonkruegeratvirginia [dot] edu or 434-243-1407.

Mar
25
March 25, 2012
CitySpace

Although Startup Weekend Charlottesville is sold out, tickets are still availble for the Sunday Night Showdown, the teams' final presentation and judging by a panel of distinguished judges. Tickets are $25 and include dinner at CitySpace.

To buy tickets, visit http://charlottesville.startupweekend.org/tickets/ and for more information, visit Startup Weekend Charlottesville.

Mar
23
March 23, 2012 to March 25, 2012
Charlottesville Technology Incubator

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups.

For more information, visit http://charlottesville.startupweekend.org.

Mar
22
March 22, 2012
HemoShear

Join the Virginia Biotechnology Association (VABIO) for food, fun and a cold beverage. Meet other life science professionals, students and university researchers from the area in a casual social environment.

Registration is complimentary for bioscience company employees and university researchers. All others may purchase tickets. Sponsored by Keiter and LeClair Ryan.

HemoShear is located at 1115 5th St. SW in Charlottesville.

Mar
21
March 21, 2012
Webinar

The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer presents a webinar focused on the impact of social media on community funding led by Kevin Lawton, contributor for VentureBeat, HuffingtonPost and SeekingAlpha and author of The Crowdfunding Revolution/Social Netwroking meets Venture Financing. The free, 90-minute webinar, part of a series, will feature a 60-minute presentation and 30 minutes of Q&A via a chatbox.

To register, click here.

For more information about this webinar series, email us at supportatncet2 [dot] org

About Kevin Lawton:

A Progenitor of PC Virtualization, Kevin Lawton’s experience in business and technology has made him a trend-maker in the Crowdfunding and StartUp industry.  Kevin holds a B.A. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Oswego and catapulted his career at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in space-based radar and satellite communication.

He is a serial startup entrepreneur and has founded and lead various startups and open source projects.  He is the author of the book: The Crowdfunding Revolution l Social Networking meets Venture Financing and is a contributor for VentureBeat, Huffington Post and Seeking Alpha.  He is a visionary when it comes to the topics that intersect between business and technology, which he has demonstrated well during his engagements as a speaker in various events.

Mar
14
March 14, 2012
Albemarle County Office Bldg., Rm. 241

Hear about new state programs that incentivize angel investors, benefit tech-investing venture capital firms, and match SBIR grants. Learn first-hand about what new policies are being considered and how you can participate from Mark Herzog, executive director of the Virginia Biotechnology Association and member of the Governor’s Economic Development & Job Creation Commission and the Virginia Workforce Council. Presented by the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

The event will be held at the Albemarle County Office Building (Room 241), 401 McIntire Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22902.

For more information, download the event flier (PDF). To RSVP, contact Susan Stimart at 434-296-5841 or sstimart [at] albemarle [dot] org.