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  December 20, 2013 
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Looking forward to 2014
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MACH37 accepting applications for Spring 2014 Cohort
CIT GAP Funds invests in McLean based DivvyCloud
"Saturday Morning Physics" registration now open
Some events to pencil in: 
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  • Thursday, January 23: 
    • SVTC luncheon at Wood Grill, details tba
  • Friday-Sunday, February 7 - 9:  
  • Thursday, February 13: 
    • SVTC February luncheon (pending our move to the Ice House in late Jan. we will organize a tour of this collaborative space for Feb 13th)
  • Thursday, March 13: 
    • "Members-Only" behind the scenes tour (we're working on a tour of JMU's Bridgeforth Stadium -- from a tech perspective).
  • Wednesday, May 7: 
    • Tech Nite 14. SVTC and the Valley's tech community's annual awards gala. (Pencil the date in your calendar, and in case you want publicity with the premier tech crowd, visit the Tech Nite 2014 website and check on the options that fit all wallet sizes) 

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Tech Nite 14 Sponsorship Opportunities
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Once a year, the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council highlights the successes of technology firms, organizations and programs in the region and the entrepreneurs, innovators, leaders and educators behind those successes. This is the council's biggest to-do of the year -- we call it TECH NITE --. Tech Nite 14 is scheduled for May 7, 2014.
 
Tech Nite provides numerous sponsorship opportunities and high visibility with the tech community. In addition to award sponsorships, we offer table, media/multimedia, reception and dessert bar sponsorships. Whether you're interested in bringing a table full of folks while receiving publicity, or having your name included in all manners Tech Nite, or perhaps even getting the naming rights for one of the awards, there are opportunities for all wallet sizes. All of them get your name in front of the technology users and creators at our premier event of the year.  Select your sponsorship level by January 10 to get maximum benefit. 


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Member News:  CIT's MACH37 accepting applications for Spring Cohort.

Information security accelerator, MACH37, is currently 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 31st. 
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MACH37 is looking for candidates that:  

  • Are building a disruptive information security technology product
  • Have the will and endurance to turn their labor into commercial success
  • Need help with startup capital, introductions, and navigating pitfalls
  • Are seeking rapid growth through venture capital
  • Are willing to be in VA for the entire 90 day program and commit to the venture full time
  • Are ideally comprised of a team of 2-4

Rick Gordon, MACH37 Managing Partner, said, "The application process is highly competitive. Based on experience with the first cohort, companies should expect the process to be both highly rewarding and exacting. Starting a successful company isn't easy. The program is here to provide the business and technical validation necessary to compete in today's markets."

 

Upon acceptance into the program, companies receive $25,000 in exchange for a small amount of equity.  Following completion of the program and a successful Demo Day presentation, the CIT GAP Fund will match up to $100,000 of outside investment for companies located in Virginia .  MACH37 companies will benefit from ongoing access to MACH37 network resources and support throughout the life of their enterprise.

Interested candidates can apply online at https://www.mach37.com/apply. For more information, please direct inquiries to ledger.west@mach37.com or visit https://www.mach37.com.

About MACH37

MACH37 is an information security startup accelerator focused on launching new product companies that will deliver the next generation of cybersecurity solutions and is supported by a community of hundreds of over 100 organizations including Lockheed Martin, In-Q-Tel, General Dynamics, Northern Virginia Technology Council, Virginia Tech, Intel, New Enterprise Associates and the Department of Defense. 
 

From CIT press release  

 

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Member News:  CIT GAP Funds invests in McLean based DivvyCloud

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT)

announced that its CIT GAP Funds invested in DivvyCloud, a McLean-based startup that provides software to help companies optimize their hybrid cloud-based IT infrastructure.
 

 

CIT President and CEO Pete Jobse said, "DivvyCloud provides an innovative answer to a complex problem - management of hybrid cloud environments - that a growing number of companies face. Solutions like DivvyCloud's software are what we look for with our CIT GAP Funds investments."

 

DivvyCloud CEO and co-founder Brian Johnson said, "We will use the investment from CIT GAP Funds for product development and sales. We plan to add engineers and online marketing resources, which will help scale the business."

 

CIT GAP Funds is a family of seed- and early-stage investment funds placing near-equity and equity investments in Virginia-based high-growth technology, life science and clean technology companies.

 

From CIT press release   

 

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JMU offers "Saturday Morning Physics" for high school students  
 
JMU Physics and Astronomy presents an educational event series designed specially for high school students and teachers but one parents will enjoy, too: Saturday Morning Physics. For the fourth year running, the Physics and Astronomy Department in collaboration with the Office of Outreach and Engagement at JMU cordially invite high-school students and science teachers to take part in an engaging enrichment program developed in a sequence of 6 easy-to-follow scientific exploration events. 
 
From the subatomic to galactic scales! Explore fascinating science and cutting-edge research topics in physics and astronomy.  This popular program will be held on six consecutive Saturdays Jan. 25- Mar. 1 at JMU's Miller Hall.  The fee is only $45 per student with scholarships available.  Possible college credit available for high school juniors and seniors. 

Registration via JMU's Outreach and Engagement is now open.

Schedule, Activities and More Information Here

 

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Information security accelerator, MACH37, is currently 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 31st. 
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MACH37 is looking for candidates that:  

  • Are building a disruptive information security technology product
  • Have the will and endurance to turn their labor into commercial success
  • Need help with startup capital, introductions, and navigating pitfalls
  • Are seeking rapid growth through venture capital
  • Are willing to be in VA for the entire 90 day program and commit to the venture full time
  • Are ideally comprised of a team of 2-4

Rick Gordon, MACH37 Managing Partner, said, "The application process is highly competitive. Based on experience with the first cohort, companies should expect the process to be both highly rewarding and exacting. Starting a successful company isn't easy. The program is here to provide the business and technical validation necessary to compete in today's markets."

 

Upon acceptance into the program, companies receive $25,000 in exchange for a small amount of equity.  Following completion of the program and a successful Demo Day presentation, the CIT GAP Fund will match up to $100,000 of outside investment for companies located in Virginia .  MACH37 companies will benefit from ongoing access to MACH37 network resources and support throughout the life of their enterprise.

Interested candidates can apply online at https://www.mach37.com/apply. For more information, please direct inquiries to ledger.west@mach37.com or visit https://www.mach37.com.

About MACH37

MACH37 is an information security startup accelerator focused on launching new product companies that will deliver the next generation of cybersecurity solutions and is supported by a community of hundreds of over 100 organizations including Lockheed Martin, In-Q-Tel, General Dynamics, Northern Virginia Technology Council, Virginia Tech, Intel, New Enterprise Associates and the Department of Defense. 
 

From CIT press release  

 

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Member News:  CIT GAP Funds invests in McLean based DivvyCloud

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT)

announced that its CIT GAP Funds invested in DivvyCloud, a McLean-based startup that provides software to help companies optimize their hybrid cloud-based IT infrastructure.
 

 

CIT President and CEO Pete Jobse said, "DivvyCloud provides an innovative answer to a complex problem - management of hybrid cloud environments - that a growing number of companies face. Solutions like DivvyCloud's software are what we look for with our CIT GAP Funds investments."

 

DivvyCloud CEO and co-founder Brian Johnson said, "We will use the investment from CIT GAP Funds for product development and sales. We plan to add engineers and online marketing resources, which will help scale the business."

 

CIT GAP Funds is a family of seed- and early-stage investment funds placing near-equity and equity investments in Virginia-based high-growth technology, life science and clean technology companies.

 

From CIT press release   

 

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JMU offers "Saturday Morning Physics" for high school students  
 
JMU Physics and Astronomy presents an educational event series designed specially for high school students and teachers but one parents will enjoy, too: Saturday Morning Physics. For the fourth year running, the Physics and Astronomy Department in collaboration with the Office of Outreach and Engagement at JMU cordially invite high-school students and science teachers to take part in an engaging enrichment program developed in a sequence of 6 easy-to-follow scientific exploration events. 
 
From the subatomic to galactic scales! Explore fascinating science and cutting-edge research topics in physics and astronomy.  This popular program will be held on six consecutive Saturdays Jan. 25- Mar. 1 at JMU's Miller Hall.  The fee is only $45 per student with scholarships available.  Possible college credit available for high school juniors and seniors. 

Registration via JMU's Outreach and Engagement is now open.

Schedule, Activities and More Information Here

 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
540-568-7882

 

 

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SRI International is one of the world's leading independent research and technology development organizations. Founded as Stanford Research Institute, SRI has been meeting the strategic needs of clients for more than 60 years. The nonprofit research institute performs client-sponsored research and development for government agencies, commercial businesses, and private foundations in areas such as information technology, engineering, pharma-ceuticals, physical sciences, and public policy. In addition to conducting contract R&D, SRI licenses its technologies, forms strategic partnerships, and creates spin-off companies. SRI's Shenandoah Valley facility in Harrisonburg, Virginia features SRI's Center for Advanced Drug Research, which will advance the state-of-the-art in drug research to improve the productivity of the pharmaceutical industry, help our nation respond to biothreats, and develop life-saving treatments for neglected and orphan diseases. SRI plans to add other high-technology programs in areas such as homeland security, engineering, nanotechnology, energy, information technology, and education at this new site.

Website:  http://www.sri.com/

 


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