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April 22, 2016
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Introducing our Tech Nite 16 Keynote Speaker: Jim Schifalacqua
Bring your brand to the forefront of the #SVTech and innovation industry!
Announcing the Tech Nite 16 Nominees
LaunchPad Classes (April 5 - May 24)
SVTC's April Bits & Grits (5/17)
Introducing our Tech Nite 16 Keynote Speaker: 

Jim Schifalacqua | Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Serco Americas

Join us for Jim Schifalacqua's Keynote:

Collaboration in the Cloud - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Today's cyber environment and cloud solutions allow easy and ubiquitous information sharing and collaboration.  However this sharing is not always as we intend, and if some simple rules aren't followed can result in your valuable information reaching far beyond your trusted colleagues.  We'll discuss the benefits and pitfalls of this new way of cyber collaboration.

Bring your brand to the forefront of the #SVTech and innovation industry!  
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Sixteen Local Nominees Compete for Seven Awards

JMU Center for Entrepreneurship & JMU College of Business'
Recipient has successfully organized, developed, or managed a technology concept into a commercial product or service.
  • Darren W. Smith, Traipse
  • Sven Brueckner, AXON AI
  • Will Strickland, BrilliantBlaze, Coda Global
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC's
Honors the company whose growth, accomplishments, or prospects represent a significant technological contribution to the Valley.
  • DASCOM Americas 
  • giv2giv 
Recipient's leadership has served as a catalyst for positive technology-related activity.
  • Dr. Ken Rutherford, JMU CISR
Honors innovative use and/or development of technology in higher education and training.
  • Dr. Tom Richardson, University of Virginia
  • Nick Swayne, 4-Virginia
  • Drs. Heydari, Tjaden, and Wang, JMU
Virginia Robotics'
Honors innovative use and/or development of technology in K-12 education and training.
  • Stephanie Failes, Rockingham County Public Schools
  • JMU ISTE Standards for Teachers Certification Program
  • Dr. Michael Ormsmith, Brenda Lovekamp, Staunton City Schools
  • John Woods, North Fork MS, Shenandoah County Public Schools
Center for Innovative Technology's
Honors innovative use of technology in more traditional industries, such as agriculture or manufacturing.
  • Rockingham Group
  • Shenandoah Growers
JMU College of Integrated Science and Engineering's
Honors an area technology company, university, Individual or organization, who is making an impact on our region through top-notch green practices.
  • Dairy Queen

LaunchPad Classes | Enrollment Open to *Anyone*
April 5 - May 24, StemX Lab at JMU Lakeview Hall, Harrisonburg

SVTC's Bits and Grits
May 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.  


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Member News: 
AxonAI Receives Seed Funding 

HARRISONBURG, VA, April 12, 2016 - AxonAI, Inc., located in Harrisonburg VA, has successfully completed its seed round of funding. With a total raise of $1.45M, AXON Connected LLC, SAP National Security Services ® (SAP NS2 ® ), the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), Blu Venture Investors and a number of private investors have provided support for AxonAI's mission to develop and commercialize highly adaptable, intuitive and scalable applications to address high-throughput and real time big-data problems.

This initial round of funding provides AxonAI with the financial foundation to develop a suite of products that utilize AxonAI's proprietary swarming intelligence methodology and algorithms.

"We are grateful for the investment support we received in our seed round. The products we are developing will provide revolutionary advances in the fast growing field of predictive analytics, anomaly detection and real-time big data analytics", states Mark Slonecker, President and CEO of AxonAI, Inc.

About AxonAI
AxonAI, Inc. develops and commercializes highly adaptable, intuitive and scalable applications to address high-throughput and real time big-data problems and applies advanced artificial intelligence technologies to develop complex reasoning products in numerous areas, including big data analytics, risk forecasting, and cyber security. Learn more at .

About SAP NS2®
SAP National Security Services, Inc. ® (SAP NS2 ® ) is an independent 100% U.S. subsidiary of the global enterprise software company SAP, offering a full suite of world-class enterprise applications, analytics, database, cyber security, cloud, and mobility software solutions from SAP, with specialized levels of security and support to meet the unique mission requirements of U.S. national security and critical infrastructure customers. In addition to software solutions, SAP NS2 ® offers secure support and consulting services from credentialed experts in the national security space. Learn more at

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