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February 6, 2015  
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The SVTC's Green Award: back by popular demand and seeking a sponsor
CAPWIC 2015: "Computing Connects Us"
3rd Annual HCPS STEM Day
1st Annual UP Conference
ASQ: First Section Meeting and Career Opportunity
SVTC's Bits and Grits
Job Opening: Beam Bros. Trucking Company is seeking an experienced Programmer Analyst
SV Innovation Coalition's BizBlitz 2015: registration now open
Innovate Live, April 24-26, Staunton, VA
SourceLink Virginia
Back by popular demand, an opportunity to sponsor the SVTC's Green Award [Tech Nite 2015, May 6, 2015]

 

On May 6, 2015 the SVTC  will hold its 15th annual TECH NITE technology awards gala which is our premier event drawing between 250 and 275 technology users and creators from around the Valley. The award categories (there are 7 of them)  cover a wide range, from focusing on high tech entrepreneurs and leaders to high tech businesses, as well as education (both K-12 and higher ed).

 

If you're considering getting your organization's information, and name and logo places in front of the Shenandoah Valley's tech users and creators, take a moment and read about the sponsorship details: 

Sponsors enjoy:
  • Naming rights, eg [company name] + [award name]
  • 4 ads in the paper
  • Names/ logos in prominent places (Tech Nite website, email communications, overhead show in the ballroom on the evening of the event, on the large-format posters, and in the in the printed program, example from 2014)
  • engraved name on the awards' plaques. (By the way, our awards a heavy crystal (engraved) things with a wooden box)
  • assigned seating for eight attendees around a table

What is the Green Award about?  

 

This award honors an area technology company, university, individual or organization, who is making an impact on our region through top-notch green practices.  Being green is about more than just recycling paper waste and office equipment. It's exercising sound business stewardship, improving the way we use our power and computing assets, or better managing workforce productivity through telecommuting and videoconferencing. It's taking meaningful steps to ensure the health and safety of our employees and customers through energy efficient measures and support of renewable power generation.  It's being a technology or business model innovator or providing a service that will drive large-scale adoption of leading green solutions.

  • CONTRIBUTION DESCRIPTIONProvide a brief description of the nominee's outstanding technical and scientific contributions to advancing solutions in the fields of energy and environmental sustainability.
  • BENEFITS/IMPACTBriefly describe the benefits of the nominee's contribution.  This award's criteria include:  job creation in the region;  carbon footprint abatement;  energy efficiencies gained; renewable power and products used;  dollars leveraged (ROI vs. amount invested); waste management/reduction; telework, "green computing" and other environmentally friendly HR practices; facilities management; research, development, or implementation of a sustainable or efficient technology.  Cite any quantitative measures of benefit. 
  • PROFILE OF THE ORGANIZATION OR INDIVIDUALFor organizations, provide a brief description including type, size, mission, and distinguishing characteristics.  For individuals, provide a brief bio and describe the activities and efforts culminating in the cited contribution.  Mention any other organizations that have assisted in the achievement.

 

Questions? Email Nicky at info@svtc-va.org 

 

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CAPWIC 2015: "Computing Connects Us"

Fri. February 27, 2015 through Sat. February 28, 2015

James Madison University

 

CAPWIC 2015 is a regional Celebration of Women in Computing. Our aim is to bring together women in computing from all stages of their careers. We invite high school students, college students (including graduate students), and professionals to attend.


Registration Fee: $50. 
Have Questions? Nancy Harris, Phone: (540) 568-8771, Email: harrisnl@jmu.edu

 

Top 10 Reasons to Attend
  1. Practice public speaking by presenting a poster or flash talk.
  2. Share your work and ideas with your peers and experts during the poster session, during a flash talk, or during a Birds of a Feather discussion.
  3. Get valuable feedback about your work and ideas via your poster presentation or in a Birds of a Feather discussion.
  4. Win a prize by competing in the Poster Competition. Top prize for both undergraduates and graduates is a trip to the 2015 National Grace Hopper Conference.
  5. Be inspired. Meet technical women like you and celebrate your accomplishments together.
  6. Hear success stories of technical women who made it this far!
  7. Broaden your skills by attending a workshop.
  8. Meet recruiters from business, industry, and academia for internships, jobs, or graduate programs.
  9. Find a new job or internship. Bring your resume to our career fair to apply for job and internship opportunities.
  10. Free Stuff! Pay ONLY for travel and registration ($50) to experience being a part of CAPWIC 2015! If you register by midnight on February 13, 2015 then a hotel room for Friday night is included for free! All hotel rooms are double occupancy. Friday night dinner and Saturday lunch are included. Also, you get conference bag, a t-shirt and other cool swag!

Registration: www.capwic.org

 

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Everyone is invited: 3rd Annual HCPS STEM Day

Sat. February 21, 2015, 10 am - 3 pm; Valley Mall, Harrisonburg 

Rain or Shine!

 

Harrisonburg, Rockingham County and surrounding areas: join HCPS students on Sat., Feb. 21, 10 am - 3 pm at the Harrisonburg Valley Mall to  explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities and projects that are being done by HCPS students, -- they are eager to share what they've been doing. This is HANDS-ON, and all ages are invited.  

Students and parents will be able to find exciting demonstrations and exhibits and interact with students, teachers and volunteers. Something for all age groups.

 

More info and a video: HCPS STEM Day Webpage

The Hbg Mall's info page

 

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UP Conference
"Unlock your Unlimited Possibilities" 
February 12, 2015, 8am-5pm
Best Western Inn & Suites Conference Center, Waynesboro, VA 

 

Presented by the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce, this all day conference is an evolution from The Annual Business Showcase. It includes interactive speakers, in multiple breakouts with topics such as "Building Leadership in your Business," A Panel Discussion on "Social Media Networking VS Face to Face Networking" and "Keeping It Simple and Being Successful in Business." The national known speaker, author and consultant, Charles Weathers, Founder & Owner of The Weathers Group, will be the Keynote Speaker.  The day will include over 30 Chamber Businesses in the Exhibit Hall, the ever popular Speed Networking Session, and the announcement of the "Generation Y Leadership" Award. Also, the day will conclude with a Business After Hours from 5:30 pm. -7:30 pm. Help showcase your company by being a sponsor, speaker or an exhibitor that day and allow everyone to see your Unlimited Possibilities!" LIMITED SEATS! Continental Breakfast & Lunch included in registration fee. Reserve your seat online at: https://upconference2015.eventbrite.com

 

Exhibit Spaces:

  • $300 Member / $125 Non-Profit Member
  • $400 Non-Member
  • Spaces are 8ft. X 8ft.and includes meals for (2) people, a 6 ft. rec-table and 2 chairs. *The purchase of multiple spaces is available. Contact Melissa for Sponsorship Opportunities and Multiple Ticket discounts at: comdevelop@augustava.com

 

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ASQ: First Section Meeting and Career Opportunity 

Tues. February 10, 

Staunton, VA 

  

February 2015 Section Meeting - Staunton

Date: Tuesday, February 10 

  • 5:30-6:00 Arrival & Networking (Cash Bar Available)
  • 6:00-7:00 Dinner (at Attendee Expense):  Order from menu, or buffet available
  • 7:00-7:15 Section News & Announcements
  • 7:15-8:00 Presentation: "Effective Communications" Presenter:  Clay Hodges Location:  Hometown Grill & Buffet, 30 Sangers Lane, Staunton (I-81 Exit 222) - Meet in the private dining room

You have a story to tell.  At work, entertaining friends, or talking with strangers, the message is important.  This presentation will help you organize ideas, catch, and hold, the receiver's attention, and conclude with a memorable message. After all, you have something to say, and your success depends on how well you say it. For more about section events, visit ASQ's webpage.


Presenter Biography: Clay received his MBA in May 2012 and holds degrees in Electronics and Biomedical Instrumentation. He is the Quality Assurance Manager at Corrugated Container Corporation. Clay has experience in manufacturing, quality control, and regulatory affairs.  His background includes developing test programs for critical components on defense, aerospace, and medical products. He has served in most of the section roles, the American Society for Quality Board of Directors (2001-2007), International Chapter Chair, and ASQ Awards Board.  Clay currently serves as a Deputy Regional Director in Region 11B. Clay is a Toastmaster, a former Toastmaster leader, and serves with Junior Achievement.  To reach Clay email at  Clay.Hodges@verizon.net.

 

FUTURE SECTION EVENTS:

March 10, 2015:  Facility Tour at Dynamic Aviation, Bridgewater (Lunchtime Event)




Career Opportunity:
  • Quality Manager Position: Expanding plastic products manufacturing organization is looking for a Quality Manager to lead its manufacturing operation and continual improvement initiatives. The facility is located in the Northern Shenandoah Valley Region. Significant manufacturing background and ISO 9001 experience required.CQE, 6Sigma, or other certification is a plus.  For consideration, email your resume in confidence to Terrance Burns, ASQ Fellow, Burns & Associates, Inc. at taburns212@gmail.com.

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SVTC's Bits and Grits
February 17, 8-9am; Mrs. Rowes, Staunton, VA

 

Come get together for great breakfast and to talk some tech. Dutch treat. No reservations required. 

 

This is where our technology users and creators get together to connect about various topics (while eating some good food!). This occurs on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Look for Kurt Plowman. No reservations required.

 

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Job Opening: BEAM BROS. Trucking Inc. is seeking an experienced Programmer Analyst

 

(posted 2/2/15)
 

BEAM  BROS. Trucking Inc. is seeking an experienced Programmer Analyst to design, develop, and evaluate programs for internal functional areas at our headquarters in Mt. Crawford, VA. BA degree in related field or equivalent experience in Computer Science or Engineering required. Must be detail-oriented and work well independently.
 
To be considered as a potential applicant you must complete an application available at www.beambros.com. Instructions are posted on our website.
 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

 

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SV Innovation Coalition's BizBlitz 2015
March 20-22, 2015; JMU, Zane Showker Hall

SVIC BizBlitz 2015Aspiring entrepreneurs, designers, programmers, developers, marketers, and dreamers:
BizBlitz is for you.
 

During this 54-hour high-energy weekend, attendees
bring their ideas and join efforts in a fast-paced workshop.
We will build prototypes, form teams & start companies. Mentors will provide valuable feedback.  Cash prizes will be awarded!

 

BizBlitz starts with open-to-all pitches on Friday evening, and everyone presents their ideas. All attendees then come together and vote for the ideas they'd like to pursue for the weekend. Together with MENTORS the weekend is spent in market research and product development. Sunday evening ends with a final presentation in front of the judges, and everyone wins valuable feedback. Cash prizes are awarded! (Biz Blitz Schedule, pdf

 

BizBlitz is hosted by the  Shenandoah Valley Innovation Coalition (SVIC) and will again be facilitated by  Nick Such, entrepreneur and engineer, who facilitated Startup Weekend 2014 for us last year. (BizBlitz is the continuation of our previous events in 2013 and 2014 which were called S.V. Startup Weekend. SV Startup Weekend 2014 team line-up/recap. We're making it ours this year!)


[Pre-registration required] [Meals included] [Early-bird pricing until 2.28.15]
  • Student or early bird rate: $75 
  • Regular registration: $99
  • Spectators: Free [Sunday evening only, pre-registration required]

 

 

 

In case you'd like to help promote this event, please print this .pdf and hang it up publicly: BizBlitz flyer (.pdf)

 

About SVIC:  it is the coalition's mission is to accelerate innovation, creativity, and economic development across the Shenandoah Valley through the active collaboration of business, government, community, and academic organizations. Strategic plan and other details are shared at: http://www.svic.biz/about/  

 

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Innovate LIVE
April 24-26, 2015
Staunton, VA

Innovate LIVE is a crowd-sourced, energy-packed, festive convergence of Local Innovators, Visionaries, and Entrepreneurs.

 
Over two days, social enterprises, community organizers, and artistic creators will converge in coffee shops, patios, and classrooms to explore the next wave of innovative ideas that are transforming our local communities. Sustainability, cooperation, the new economy, and arts and music will be the lenses through which we explore local opportunities for change and evolution. Together, we will develop and share the tools to build more vibrant communities, more creative lives, and more meaningful entrepreneurial opportunities.


 
The open-air format includes interactive workshops hosted by successful entrepreneurs, keynotes from leading change-makers, funding forums for new projects, and laid-back evenings for odd minds and young ideas to mingle.

 
Conceived as a small city interpretation of the wave of "Start-Up weekends" being held around the state and country, this weekend will connect entrepreneurs with the peers, tools, and resources needed to spark new innovation, while maintaining a creative and community-centered celebratory design that mirrors the character of the City of Staunton and our commitment to placed-based and small-city community development. 

 

To find out more, visit innovatelive.org. In case you care to get involved, perhaps now already as a sponsor, please contact Meghan Williamson, meghan.williamson@gmail.com 

 

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SBIR/STTR Lunch and Learns

March 3, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

March 4, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

 

These Lunch & Learns are for any Virginia based university researcher, postdoc, grad student or local small business interested in learning the benefits of the SBIR and STTR programs. SBIR grants (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR grant program (Small Business Technology Transfer) provide $150K - $1.5M in early stage R&D funding for high risk, new technology development. 11 participating federal agencies use this program to fund early stage technology development that will help them meet their missions. Over $2.3 Billion is available each year in this program.  

 

Each session will discuss the purpose of the programs, basic qualifications, participating agencies, funding amounts, and how to start to plan your approach to writing a winning proposal. We'll also provide a brief discussion on how university PosDocs and Graduate students can participate in these programs. Lunch will be provided. Details on how CIT supports Virginia based applicants will also be discussed.  

 

Locations:

March 3: Virginia Tech, ICTAS 310 (Kelly Hall), Room 310, Blacksburg, VA

March 4: University of Virginia, MR5 (Medical Research Building), Room 3005 (200 15th St.), Charlottesville, VA

 

Times: 12:00-1:30PM

 

Instructor: Lisa Kurek, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting

 

Cost:
Virginia based University Researchers/PostDocs/Grad Students: FREE
Virginia based small tech firms: $15 per person
All others: $50 per person

 

Advance registration requested. Space is limited. 

 

QUESTIONS: Robert.brooke@cit.org , 703-689-3080 


Info and registration for March 3 Session in Blacksburg.
Info and registration for March 4 Session in Charlottesville.

 

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CIT to Host Innovation Funding Seminars

 

Events provide an overview of the CIT funding sources and programs for researchers, entrepreneurs

February 4, 2015 HERNDON, Va. - As part of its ongoing partnership with the Small Business Administration, the Center for Innovative Technology announced today a series of funding seminars to stimulate innovation and research in Virginia.

The seminars focus on federal funding opportunities available through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs as sources to facilitate technology transfer out of Virginia's research universities, increase the number of SBIR/STTRs in underserved (rural and minority participation) communities of Virginia, and increase the use of SBIR and STTR among Virginia's cybersecurity small business community.  With some exceptions, training programs are open to all Virginia-based small technology firms, and university researchers and students. 

QuickBooks and Compliance for SBIR/STTR Award Winners - WEBINAR
Feb. 27, 1:00 - 2:30PM
Targeted to SBIR/STTR award winners who want to better manage their projects through best practices and the use of QuickBooks.  Experts will discuss how to manage your SBIR/STTR grant or contract to improve your odds of moving from Phase I to Phase II, and Phase II to Phase III (transition and/or commercialization). Topics will include: Federal agency financial compliance; setting up a chart of accounts; time and effort reporting; creating a budget; reporting by project; separation of costs by project.

Best Practices to Increase University Participation in SBIR/STTR
Mar. 3, 9:00AM - 11:30PM, Blacksburg, VA
Mar. 4, 9:00AM - 11:30PM, Charlottesville, VA
Targeted to key university administrators, grants administration, tech transfer offices and IP offices at any Virginia-based research institution.  Each session covers specifics to SBIR/STTR development from the university perspective.  Is your university getting the most out of the program?  Are you doing it correctly?  Experts also cover updated information on SBIR/STTR policies since the 2012 reauthorization, as well as best practices to use SBIR/STTR as a way to produce more positive tech transfer results.

 
SBIR/STTR Lunch & Learn
Mar. 3, 12:00 - 1:30PM, Blacksburg, VA
Mar. 4, 12:00 - 1:30PM, Charlottesville, VA
Experts provide an overview of SBIR and STTR programs: their purpose; basic qualifications; participating agencies; funding amounts; and writing a winning proposal. Also included is a brief discussion on how university PostDocs and graduate students can participate in these programs. Lunch will be provided.

 
National Institutes of Health (NIH) SBIR Proposal Prep Workshop
Mar. 16, 9AM-5PM, Manassas, VA
Workshop discusses a "How to Win" approach to the process, covering background and basics, and detailed proposal development techniques for NIH SBIR/STTR programs. (All participants are invited to attend a half-day commercialization planning and budgeting session on Mar. 18 in Fairfax, VA).

 
National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep Workshop
Mar. 17, 9AM-5PM, Fairfax, VA (GMU)
Workshop discusses a "How to Win" approach to the process, covering background and basics, and detailed proposal development techniques for NSF SBIR/STTR programs. (All participants are invited to attend a half-day commercialization planning and budgeting session on Mar. 18 in Fairfax, VA).

 
NSF SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep Workshop
Ap. 14-16, 8AM-noon or 1-5PM each day, Blacksburg, VA
Targeted to university researchers, postdocs, graduate students, and small tech firms.  Special ½ day format allow choice of morning or afternoon session each day to work around busy schedules. Day 1 is SBIR/STTR background and homework, Day 2 is NSF SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep, Day 3 is NSF Commercialization Planning. Attend all or part of 3-day session.

 
SBIR Lunch & Learn for Cybersecurity Firms
Ap. 17, noon-2PM, MACH37 Cyber Accelerator at CIT offices, Herndon, VA
Experts provide an introduction to SBIR/STTR, followed by presentations from several federal agencies on their cybersecurity areas of interest involving SBIR.


For complete information and to register, visit www.cit.org/events.  Questions may be forwarded to Robert Brooke, Director, Federal Funding Programs, CIT, 703-689-3080, or robert.brooke@cit.org.
 
About the Center for Innovative Technology, www.cit.org
Since 1985, CIT, a nonprofit corporation, has been Virginia's primary driver of innovation and entrepreneurship. CIT accelerates the next generation of technology and technology companies through commercialization, capital formation, market development and revenue generation services. To facilitate national innovation leadership and accelerate the rate of technology adoption, CIT creates partnerships between innovative technology start-up companies and advanced technology consumers. CIT's CAGE Code is 1UP71. To learn more, please visit www.cit.org.  Follow CIT on Twitter @CITorg and add the Center for Innovative Technology on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Contact:         Hap Connors
                        (703) 689-3048
                        hap.connors@cit.org

                        Kevin May
                        (703) 689-3064
                       kevin.may@cit.org

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Member News: CIT Invests in Ostendio, Inc. 

 

CIT Invests in Ostendio, Inc.
Startup enters a $5 billion marketplace to help digital health companies demonstrate better Information Security Compliance and Risk Management
 
 
February 3, 2015 (HERNDON, Va.) - The Center for Innovative Technology announced today that its CIT GAP Funds invested in Ostendio, Inc., an Arlington-based startup that delivers affordable information security & privacy compliance solutions to digital health companies.
 
Over $30 billion a year is spent in the U.S. on information security compliance, about 10% of which is spent on eGRC (Government, Risk Management, and Compliance) tools. This segment is growing at over 14% a year, and regulatory changes stemming from new laws have led to heightened awareness of cyber security vulnerabilities and put greater focus on regulatory compliance.   In 2014, over $7 billion was invested in the digital health space alone.
 
Ostendio's MyVirtualComplianceManager™ (MyVCM™) is a cloud-based security and compliance management platform that delivers an easy to use, cost-effective way for companies to improve their Information Security posture. The platform enables the management and distribution of security policies and training, demonstrates employee compliance and facilitates effective vendor risk management.  Ostendio's MyVCM was recently selected by MedStar Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., regions, to ensure its Health IT vendors are managing their compliance effectively.
 
Pete Jobse, CIT President and CEO, said, "The digital economy brings many challenges, such as new regulations, but far more opportunities. The team at Ostendio is seizing an opportunity that helps digital health companies simplify their administrative requirements so they can focus on their customers."
 
The $2-3 billion a year spent on eGRC tools in the U.S. is primarily in the enterprise market. However, the need for it in the small and medium business space is growing. The digital health space, Ostendio's initial target market, is estimated at $300 million, but when extended across other regulated segments, such as finance, utilities and government, the market potential expands to nearly $1 billion. As Ostendio enhances its services to address more general enterprise needs such as training, document management and infrastructure support, the opportunity grows to approximately $5 billion annually.
 
Ostendio CEO Grant Elliott said, "We have already demonstrated there is a significant demand for the functionality that MyVCM provides. We will use the GAP Funds investment to help us increase our distribution and sales channels."
 
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.
 
Tom Weithman, CIT Vice President and GAP Funds Managing Director, said, "We are proud to invest in both Ostendio's innovative technology and their strong team. As seed funds remain hard to find for these startups, CIT GAP Funds assists them with a proven public-private leveraged investment model that is helping create the new Virginia economy."
 
Since its 2005 launch, CIT GAP Funds has invested in over 128 companies across the Commonwealth of Virginia, deploying more than $16 million of public funds and attracting over $257 million more in private funding.
 
About the Center for Innovative Technology, www.cit.org
Since 1985, CIT, a nonprofit corporation, has been Virginia's primary driver of innovation and entrepreneurship. CIT accelerates the next generation of technology and technology companies through commercialization, capital formation, market development and revenue generation services. To facilitate national innovation leadership and accelerate the rate of technology adoption, CIT creates partnerships between innovative technology start-up companies and advanced technology consumers. CIT's CAGE Code is 1UP71. To learn more, please visit www.cit.org.  Follow CIT on Twitter @CITorg and add the Center for Innovative Technology on LinkedIn and Facebook.
 
About the CIT GAP Funds, www.citgapfunds.org
CIT GAP Funds makes seed-stage equity investments in Virginia-based technology, clean tech and life science companies with a high potential for achieving rapid growth and generating significant economic return for entrepreneurs, co-investors and the Commonwealth of Virginia. CIT GAP Funds investments are overseen by the CIT GAP Funds Investment Advisory Board (IAB). This independent, third-party panel consists of leading regional entrepreneurs, angel and strategic investors, and venture capital firms such as: New Enterprise Associates, Grotech Ventures, Valhalla Partners, Harbert Venture Partners HIG Ventures, Edison Ventures, In-Q-Tel, Intersouth Partners, SJF Ventures, Carilion Clinic, Johnson & Johnson, General Electric and Alpha Natural Resources.
 
About Ostendio, www.ostendio.com
Ostendio delivers affordable compliance solutions to digital health companies. Ostendio's MyVirtualComplianceManager™ (MyVCM™) is a cloud based compliance management platform that delivers an easy to use, cost-effective way for companies to improve their Information Security posture. MyVCM™ allows businesses to: assess risk; create and manage critical policies and procedures; educate and assess employees on their security awareness; and monitor continuous compliance against industry regulations.  Visit us at www.ostendio.com

 
Contact:         Hap Connors
                        hap.connors@cit.org
                        (703) 689-3048
 
                        Kevin May
                        kevin.may@cit.org
                        (703) 689-3064
 

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SourceLink Virginia
Would like to increase its resource directory!

Normally only not-for-profits, including the SVTC, are listed at SourceLink. To gauge whether for-profit companies exist --who are truly serving entrepreneurs and driving economic development outcomes--  that also could/should be listed, SourceLink has indicated that they will take applications from for-profit companies on a trial basis for evaluation. So, anyone who might qualify, please use this link: SourceLinkVirginia Resource Partner Survey.

The key features of this new program are the searchable resource directory, a centralized (and localized) events and workshops calendar, and a blog with news and updates from around the Virginia entrepreneurial development universe. They have also built-in connectivity to the Virginia Business One-Stop. Thanks to the support of the initial state agency and private-sector sponsors, access to SourceLink Virginia is provided free of charge to both service providers and entrepreneurs. This is an EXCELLENT resource. FREE. 

About SourceLink Virginia

SourceLink Virginia is a project of the Virginia Community Economic Network. This online portal It is designed to connect aspiring, emerging, and established entrepreneurs to business assistance providers who can help them grow and succeed. SourceLink Virginia provides entrepreneurs with free and easy access to the resources they need- when they need it. 
 

How do we accomplish this?

SourceLink Virginia connects a large network of business assistance organizations who offer a wide variety of business-building services for small businesses and entrepreneurs. We facilitate the linking of these resource providers to one another and to established, emerging and start-up enterprises throughout the Commonwealth.
Our network's resource partners provide a wide range of business-related services, including:
 

  • Business Planning
  • Loans/Financing
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Licenses/Permits
  • Startups
  • Product Development
  • Training Classes
  • Government Contracts
  • Operations
Check out SourceLink at http://sourcelinkvirginia.org/

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