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.

September 16, 2014 to September 18, 2014
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Omni Hotel, 212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA

This special CIT-organized NIH focused SBIR/STTR workshop is delivered in three half-day sessions, with each session twice each day to accommodate busy schedules. Pick from a morning or afternoon session each day. Especially ideal for university PostDocs, graduate students, and entrepreneurial researchers. Open to small tech firms as well. Special lunch presentations will feature an NIH SBIR/STTR Success Panel, Tech Transer Options for PostDocs & Graduate Students, and University Resources, Policies & Procedures for Technology Licensing.

The cost for Virginia university researchers/personnel to attend: $75 per person
Virginia based small tech firms $125 per person
all others $200 per person.

To register, click here.

Daily Morning Session: 8:30am-Noon

Lunch Training for both sessions: Noon-1pm

Daily Afternoon Session: 1pm-5pm


September 26, 2014
10:45 am

The Entrepreneurship Group at U.Va. is going to explore Charlottesville’s own startups!

Students from several regional universities will come to Charlottesville for the day to join EG students for a tour of Cville startups. We’ll visit the offices a few and then head to a mixer with dozens more founders from around town.

That evening, we’ll all attend the Tom Tom McGuffey Block Party, featuring 5 hours of live music, dance, and good times.

Trip details and application will go live in late August. Stay tuned!

October 9, 2014
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Piedmont Virginia Community College Dickinson Building; 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, Va 22902

Thursday, October 9, marks the launching of Tech Tour 2014, a local event to introduce more than 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. 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 representing regional schools will spend the day traveling to a selection of more than 80 local companies for a hands-on visit to meet employees and experience the use of technology in unique and specialized operations.

As a Tech Tour venue, you would lead an interactive session (approximately 45 minutes to one hour) designed to engage the students and get them excited about a possible career in a technology-related field. Tour sessions typically include:

  • A tour of your facility and a hands-on demonstration of your technology product or service
  • An overview of the work skills and job profiles employed at your company
  • A discussion of a particular challenge your company has faced and how technology may have helped to overcome it
  • Tips and advice on career paths related to your company
  • A review of job opportunities—internships, part-time positions, full-time positions—for which Tech Tour students can apply


Underwriter, supporter or sponsor: Free- donations are welcome!
Volunteer: Free
Housing Technology Company: Free

To register, please click here.

November 11, 2014 to November 13, 2014
8:00 am to 7:00 pm
W Atlanta Midtown - Atlanta, Georgia

The Southeast BIO Investor and Partnering Forum gives companies the opportunity to meet key stakeholders and decision makers in the medical and life sciences indutries.

Companies can apply to present at the Forum. The deadline is June 20, 2014.

To apply, click here. For the Overview and Selection Criteria, click here.

November 13, 2014 to November 14, 2014
11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Room- Public Abbott Center Auditorium

At UVIC, Darden Business School's top-ranked faculty will convene global thought leaders and hundreds of professional asset managers. We'll ask:

  • What factors will drive future growth?
  • What do the answers imply for the classic tasks of investors: asset selection, portfolio allocation and risk management?
  • Which new products will truly revolutionize an industry?
  • What's ahead in digital health care, cybersecurity and technology

Leaders in their fields, UVIC speakers will provide valuable insights and actionable strategies for investors as they seek to identify the drivers of future growth.

  • Richard Fisher, President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (schedule pending)
  • Robert J. Hariri, Founder, Chairman & Chief Scientific Officer, Celgene Cellular Therapeutics
  • Ned Hooper, Partner, Centerview Capital
  • Samuel D. Isaly, Managing Partner, OrbiMed
  • Nancy Lazar, Partner, Cornerstone Macro
  • Kathy Warden, Corporate Vice President and President, Northrop Grumman Information Systems

November 13th: 11:30 am-7:30 pm
November 14th: 7 am-2 pm

Please click here to register.