SVTC January 23 Luncheon:
Cleantech Inventions & Innovation -- Nationally and Close to
Michael Bowman, Way Better Patents
January 23, 2012 11:45-1:00
Wood Grill 1711 Reservoir St. Harrisonburg
Networking starts at 11:45 am. Dutch
treat. Members and Non-members welcome. Registration appreciated but
not required. Registration enables us to bring pre-printed name tags
and anticipate our attendance.
Michael Bowman with Way Better Patents:
Clean, green, sustainable technology
is central to conserving resources, reducing pollution, meeting
sustainable development goals, and using existing energy resources
more efficiently while accessing new and alternative energy sources.
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) continues to release new
clean tech inventions. This talk will give an overview of broad
trends in innovations under USPTO's 'Green Technology Pilot Program',
and will look at some of the innovations coming from Virginia's
Member News: Greater Augusta
County Regional Chamber of Commerce & Harrisonburg
Rockingham Chamber of Commerce team up with WVPT for "Business
After Hours" event featuring community nonprofits
January 23rd, 5pm-7pm at WVPT
is an opportunity for Chamber members to learn about the non-profit
organizations in our area that do so much to make our community a
great place to live.
RSVP to attend
WVPT 298 Port Republic Road
Parking will be available in JMU's R2 lot, across Port Republic Road.
A shuttle will run to and from the parking lot and WVPT throughout
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CIT announces webinar & workshop
to support the SBIR/ SRRT application process
(SBIR = Small Business Innovation Research)
(SRRT = Small Business Technology Transfer)
Jan. 30 -- "Essentials of Effective SBIR/STTR
Commercialization Plans" Webinar
planning is one of the biggest differentiators in SBIR/STTR
grants. Your commercialization plan can make up
almost 1/3 of the score in your phase I, and half of your
score in your Phase II proposal.
- This session will
- Varying expectations
that agencies have for your commercialization plans in phase I
and phase II SBIR/STTR;
- How much content to
devote to your commecialization plan sections;
- How to find cost
effective market research;
- What quality
"support & committment letters" are;
- And common pitfalls.
- Virgina Based
- Non-Virginia Based
NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep Workshop -- Richmond
19, Proposal Prep;
20, Budgeting, Online Submission, & Commercialization Plan
While we recommend that you attend both days, one day
options are available. Learn all the details on planning and
writing an NIH SBIR/STTR grant proposal.
19, 2014: Full
day National Institutes of Health Detailed Proposal Planning
& Writing workshop from the leading NIH SBIR consultant in
the US. 9AM-4:30PM
20, 2014: Budget
Prep, Online Submission Tips & Commercialization Plan
Basics. 9:00 AM -1:00 PM
Biotech Research Park, Richmond, VA
More info and to REGISTER
Robert Brooke, email@example.com, 703-689-3080
Senator Mark Warner to present a
legislative update at Harrisonburg Kiwanis Club's Luncheon on Tuesday
Registration encouraged by Jan. 17 (today)
Senator Warner at the Harrisonburg Kiwanis Club's January Meeting.
Senator Warner will offer an update on his legislative initiatives in
Washington and take questions. Please register your interest below.
21st, 2014; 11:30 AM
Traditions Family Restaurant, 625 Mt Clinton
Pike, Harrisonburg VA 22802
Space is limited, so please RSVP by
Friday, January 17th, 2014. RSVP form
Legislative Reception with new
Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson. Contact us for the discount
code to receive "member" price
Library of Virginia, Broad Street,
For over a decade, RichTech has hosted a Legislative Reception in
February while the state's legislature is in session. This reception
attracts technology business leaders from the region and statewide as
it is co-hosted with the Virginia Technology Alliance and
VirginiaFIRST. In addition to over 200 technology leaders, we are
joined by Delegates, Senators, Cabinet and Administration Officials,
and General Assembly Staff for cocktails in the lobby of the Library
of Virginia to network and discuss the state of technology in the
Commonwealth. This year, we will be honored to have Virginia's newest
Secretary of Technology, Karen Jackson, speak to us. As we welcome a
new administration and continue to focus on innovation funding,
entrepreneurship, STEM education, IP commercialization, and broadband
expansion, this year will be a must attend event.
Reservation/ Tickets required. Rich Tech has offered discount tickets to SVTC
members (same price as RichTech members). Contact Nicky
for the discount code.
Startup Weekend: Local Entrepreneur
Aaron Ludwig to open the session.
February 7-9, 2014, JMU's Showker
Early bird pricing ends Jan. 22
Local entrepreneur Aaron Ludwig will
be the opening speaker for Startup Weekend. Aaron got started
out of college opening a ski shop in Harrisonburg. After 14 years and
with a desire for something else, he teamed up with his bud and
opened Jack Browns and then Billy Jacks. They've now started
franchising Jack Browns. He also co-organizes the Rocktown Beer
& Music Festival for the past 3 years.
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots
movement of active & empowered entrepreneurs having hosted over
400 events in 100 countries around the world.
Startup Weekend is a registered
501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization with funding and support
provided by groups such as The Kauffman Foundation and Google for
Valley Startup Weekend is presented by the Shenandoah Valley
Innovation Coalition (SVIC) as part of their mission to work across
business, local government and academia to accelerate the
entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem in the Shenandoah
Registration required: harrisonburg.startupweekend.org
PS: Not just for people in their early
20s, or "techies"!
Member News: CIT's MACH37
holds first Cybersecurity Accelerator Demo Day
100 startups pitch to 10 investors
Four startups were graduates of
MACH37™, the Nation's first public-private information security
accelerator. A second track showcased later stage cybersecurity
companies from the CIT GAP Funds portfolio. MACH37™ is an
operating entity of the CIT that was created to accelerate the
development of the next generation of information security product
companies. The accelerator takes entrepreneurs through an intensive
90-day program to validate their ideas, technologies and markets, and
ultimately launch companies that secure private investment for
Rick Gordon, MACH37™ Managing Partner, said, "We are proud of
the success of these first graduates. They are experienced
entrepreneurs building innovative startups that represent the most
contemporary thinking in cybersecurity solutions."
MACH37™ is accepting applications from information
security startups and entrepreneurs for its Spring Cohort beginning
March 17th. Applications may be submitted online at: https://www.mach37.com/apply .
The deadline to submit is January 31.
For more information about CIT Gap funds or Mach 37's programs
Full press release
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Member News: JMU's Outreach &
Engagement offers Education Technology Program Online
The graduate program in Educational Technology serves students who
work in, or who intend to pursue careers in, K12, higher education,
business and industry, and consulting. The program provides
candidates with opportunities to explore and research emerging
technologies for learning. Candidates in the program will discover
effective ways to integrate these technologies in their chosen
professional settings. Graduates will possess a broad and deep
understanding of the practice of educational design and technology
and will be well-prepared to be leaders in this field.
Bits & Grits Staunton
Tuesday, January 21, 8-9am
Breakfast gathering for tech users and creators in the
greater Staunton area. On the third Tuesday of each month at 8am, Mrs. Rowes Restaurant, Staunton.
There's no registration, no speaker, no topic. There's good techie
discussion, sometimes questions and opinions, sometimes a good rant
or two. Discussion depends on who's there and what someone
wants or needs to talk about or get input on. Always good networking
and always lots of food.
Hosted by SVTC board member Kurt
Member News: Greater Augusta
Regional Chamber of Commerce's 2014 "Rockin" Business &
"Rockin" Business & Technology
Showcase will feature a vendor showcase, speed networking, and
Business After Hours reception. Use the link below for more
information and to see vendor or sponsorship opportunities.
Welcome returning Level III
member: JMU's College of Business
The College of
Business is committed to preparing students to be active and engaged
citizens who are exceptionally well qualified leaders for success in
a globally competitive marketplace. All undergraduate and graduate
programs are fully accredited by the AACSB International - The
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. BusinessWeek
magazine ranked JMU's College of Business in the top 5 percent for
the past two years out of more than 1,200 undergraduate business
schools in the nation. The College of Business at JMU takes a
different approach to learning than most business schools. We attempt
to emulate the business world, where business disciplines such as
accounting, marketing, and computer information systems are
integrated. This synthesis prepares students to understand the
interrelationships among business systems and gives them an advantage
when entering the business job market. We embrace entrepreneurship
and innovation. And our faculty use research and expertise in their
fields to enhance classroom learning.
Welcome New Level 1 Member--
Rockingham County Public Schools
Rockingham County Public Schools is
committed to educating today's learner, and developing tomorrow's
future. Our division has approximately 11,400 students that are
supported by over 1,850 full-time employees. Dr. Carol Fenn is
Superintendent. Rockingham County students attend 15 elementary, 4
middle, 4 high, a regional governor's school, a technical center, and
an alternative education center. Our four high schools offer students
a variety of opportunities to earn college credit while in high
school, including dual enrollment classes, Advanced Placement (AP)
classes, and virtual learning courses in all major content areas. We
have outstanding fine arts, technical, and vocational programs. We
are blessed to have a supportive local community where our parents,
businesses, and leaders all value the importance of educating
children and providing them the experiences and resources needed to
be successful learners.
Welcome back returning individual
Patrick Barker is the Executive Director of the Winchester-Frederick
County Economic Development Commission located in Winchester.
Dan Wright is an advertising account executive for the Daily
News-Record and the Shenandoah Valley Business Journal. Before
joining the advertising department, he was the business reporter at
the DN-R. A Shenandoah Valley native, he is a graduate of James
Madison University. Dan and his wife, Beverly, live in Harrisonburg.
REO Distribution / Allied Logistics Seeks Web Developer
The Web Developer will work closely with IT Management to deliver top
of the line web applications to satisfy customer requirements as well
as internal tools and applications. This is a full time position that
includes developing public and private applications as well as
maintaining and updating legacy applications. Some of the requirement
- 2+ years of rapid web
- Candidates should
have proven .NET or LAMP experience as well as a solid
understanding of Object Oriented Design and Programming
- Experience with
Photoshop and Illustrator are required.
Link to full job posting and
information about applying.
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