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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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Council supports two-year extension of business tax credit

Charlottesville City Council agreed Monday night to expand eligibility for the city’s expiring business, professional and occupational license tax credit for technology companies from five to seven years. The credit, established in 2001, expires Dec. 31, and Mayor Mike Signer said last month that he thought councilors should increase the value of the incentive. The […]

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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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Tech, creativity keys to area’s future, forum participants say

A brewer, an educator, a computer programmer, a film festival director and a lawyer and politician painted a picture of an arts-infused, tech-driven city Monday when asked to envision Charlottesville in 2025. Speaking at the Future Forum, the opening event of the Tom Tom Founders Festival, local leaders spoke about the importance of attracting technology […]