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Charlottesville Women In Tech celebrates 5th birthday

The sky’s the limit for Charlottesville Women in Tech, as the organization on Wednesday marked its fifth birthday with a celebration at Skybar. A crowd of more than 30 people gathered for refreshments and socializing. The organization offers resources, support and networking to women in the Charlottesville area who work in or are engaged in science, […]

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Contraline opens permanent lab on Harris Street

In a nondescript storefront across from the Habitat Resale Store on Harris Street, a small biomedical engineering firm is hoping to revolutionize male contraception. Contraline, founded by University of Virginia graduate Kevin Eisenfrats and the late Dr. John Herr, a professor of cell biology and biomedical engineering at the university, moved into its first permanent […]

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City, county discuss coordinating on area marketing strategy

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer on Tuesday laid out a four-part framework for city-county cooperation on efforts to promote Charlottesville and Albemarle County as a hotbed for technology and innovation. The plan included having city and county staffers collaborating on a marketing budget, developing partnerships and making sure the plan aligns with economic development efforts by […]

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Albemarle entry in school design contest yields many ideas, but no grant

Albemarle County Public Schools learned Wednesday that they fell short of winning a $10 million grant from XQ: The Super School Project. But school officials said entering the nationwide competition to redesign high school education generated ideas that will shape the division’s schools in the years ahead. Chad Ratliff, Director of Instructional Programs, said the […]

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Is manufacturing the future of Albemarle’s economic development?

Albemarle County’s first economic development director is dedicated to the idea that the future of the local economy rests in large part on its ability to attract advanced manufacturing jobs. Advanced manufacturing — the production of complex, specialized, technologically advanced devices and products — requires skilled labor, pays well and will help the county fill […]

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Entrepreneurs preach passion, flexibility at Tom Tom Founders Summit

A skateboarder, a fashion designer, two CEOs and a record executive brought a common denominator Friday to the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s Founders Summit: They all had pursued businesses based on their passions. Rodney Mullen turned his preternatural talent on a skateboard, the consequent rabid fan base and a math and engineering degree into World […]

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At Tom Tom festival, McAuliffe signs law protecting youth entrepreneurs

Gov. Terry McAuliffe used the Paramount Theater stage Thursday to sign into a law a bill designed to protect the intellectual property rights of student entrepreneurs. McAuliffe signed the bill as the marquee moment of the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s Youth Summit, an all-day event for area high-schoolers. House Bill 1230 requires the boards of […]