Event Calendar

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

April 17, 2014
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
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.

April 17, 2014
4:15 pm to 7:30 pm
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.


April 22, 2014 to April 23, 2014
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Center for Innovative Technology,

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) is sponsoring a special two-day, low cost session that will provide guidance about the SBIR/STTR programs. At this event, those interested can learn strategies that will aid during the application process; step-by-step proposal instructions.

Federal agencies will also be at the event and those interested can talk with the representatives about their project and how it can fit into their mission. The agencies registered so far are:

-Department of Defense
-National Science Foundation
-Department of Homeland Security
-Force Health Protection and Readiness
-National Institutes of Health

For more information about the agenda and speakers, click here.
To register, click here.

June 23, 2014 to June 26, 2014
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
San Diego, CA

The 2014 BIO International Convention will take place June 23-26 in San Diego, California.

For more information, see convention.bio.org.