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SVTC's Bits and Grits
Dec. 20, 2016; 8am - 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.
Entrepreneurial Spark Speaker Series
Jan. 12, 2017; 4:30pm Ruby's Lounge
SAVE THE DATE!
The next Entrepreneurial Spark Speaker Series is January 12th at 4:30.
Speaker: Kyle Byrd. Kyle is a JMU graduate who went on to appear on Shark Tank. Come hear about his entrepreneurial journey and meet some cool folks.
Where: the cozy confines of Ruby's Lounge.
MACH37 Cyber Accelerator Opens Applications for Spring 2017 Session
Spring '17 Cohort to Begin on March 14
December 14, 2016 (HERNDON, Va.) - The MACH37 Cyber Accelerator has officially announced it will begin accepting applications from information security product startups and security entrepreneurs for its Spring 2017 (S17) Cohort that begins on March 14
th. The MACH37 program consists of an intense 90-day program in which the selected startups are coached in all aspects of creating a sustainable and successful business.
MACH37 encourages entrepreneurs with emerging products and companies to apply for the S17 Cohort, which will be limited to 8 companies. The program is open to startups from any geography whose founders are ready to immerse themselves in a mentorship program designed to produce the next generation of leading security product companies. The program brings together domain experts, successful security entrepreneurs, buyers, and investors familiar with the security market into a platform that supports the rapid launch of next generation security technologies.
Upon acceptance into the program, participants receive a $50,000 investment to develop and launch their ideas into the market. MACH37 companies receive ongoing access to the
MACH37 Stars Mentor Network
and will have support of our network throughout the life of their enterprise.
On December 6
th, the Fall 2016 (F16) cohort session concluded at the F16 Demo Day where graduating companies presented to a crowd of over 180 external mentors, investors and industry experts. With the graduation of the F16 Cohort, MACH37 has helped launch 40 cyber companies in just three years of operation. Many of the companies in the MACH37 portfolio reached significant milestones within the past 6 months, including; Virgil Security Inc. raised a $4M Series A round, Atomicorp Inc. raised a $1M Seed round, and Cyber Algorithms announced an acquisition by Thycotic.
"The program that we have developed allows entrepreneurs to quickly validate new cybersecurity concepts and rapidly scale their businesses to reach the market more quickly. Our unique curriculum and design not only places a heavy emphasis on the validation of product ideas but also stresses the development of relationships that will effectively produce an initial customer base and investment capital," said Rick Gordon, MACH37 Managing Partner. "We are on the hunt to find entrepreneurs and security experts who will help build the next wave of disruptive security technology. If you're an entrepreneur solving a difficult security challenge in a novel way, we would like to hear from you."
MACH37 is looking for candidates who:
- Are building a disruptive information security technology product
- Are delivering foundational security capabilities that enable entirely new products & markets
- Have the will and endurance to turn their labor into commercial success
- Have ideally built a team of 2-4 co-founders
- Need help with startup capital, introductions, and navigating pitfalls
- Are seeking rapid growth through venture capital
- Are willing to be in Virginia for the entire 90 day program and commit to the venture full-time
To apply, visit
and fill-out the online application. MACH37 will be accepting rolling submissions but participants are highly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
MACH37 is the premier accelerator for information security entrepreneurs and startups. We go beyond the traditional model of typical business accelerators by bringing our innovators focused mentorship and support from our extensive network of visionaries, practitioners, buyers, and successful entrepreneurs in security. Our Spring and Fall sessions are designed to propel graduating companies into the marketplace, equipped with the skills to grow and compete for funding and market share. MACH37 was launched in 2013 by the Center for Innovative Technology, in Herndon, Virginia. To learn more, please visit
About the Center for Innovative Technology
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. Follow CIT on Twitter
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CIT Releases Virginia's 2016 RUOnlineVA Broadband Demand Report
Demand Survey Finds Nearly a Quarter of Respondents Still Lack Internet Access
December 15, 2016 (HERNDON, VA) - The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today the release of the report from Virginia's 2016 RUOnlineVA initiative - the statewide broadband demand survey. Based off of the responses received from citizens throughout the Commonwealth, the survey found many respondents still lack fixed Internet access.
, which was officially announced by Governor McAuliffe on May 24, 2016 and closed in August, was a statewide survey designed to provide Virginians an opportunity to log their need for Internet service. The goal of the initiative was to identify where broadband is needed most in the Commonwealth.
The RUOnlineVA initiative received strong support from multiple agencies, associations and local governments and collected more than 15,000 responses from residents and businesses from 129 Virginia localities. The report provides details and analysis of the data collected as well as recommendations for the Commonwealth. The resulting recommendations were developed based on the findings of the survey as well as CIT's expertise and work with providers to determine the barriers to access. The recommendations highlight policies and programs that are considered integral to expanding broadband throughout Virginia.
Among other findings, the data indicates almost one quarter (23% which could represent as many as 782,745 homes) of the respondents have no options for fixed Internet access. Also, almost half (48%) of the respondents are relying on technologies that are too expensive and/or too slow to support critical applications.
In addition to highlighting areas in need, the RUOnlineVA campaign has helped to bridge the gap between the Internet service providers and the citizens. CIT collaborated with some of the incumbent providers to address inquiries about the lack of service reported within coverage areas which resulted in a number of providers identifying and solving some of the issues.
Sandie Terry, Vice President of Broadband at CIT said, "This survey provided us crowd-sourced broadband demand that gives us a view of unserved areas beyond the provider reported coverage. We are grateful for the providers that worked with us to investigate clusters of unmet demand. Those efforts identified policy and process changes that can eliminate barriers to expansion."
Any locality interested in viewing its data or interested in learning how CIT can help it identify and achieve its broadband goals should contact Sandie Terry (
About the Center for Innovative Technology,
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
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Associate Instructor of Technical Studies
From: Lord Fairfax Community College
This position will provide leadership for the applied trades and manufacturing certificates and programs in the Division of Business, Education, and Technology. Specific duties include coordinating various existing trades programs such as Electrical, HVAC, and Welding.
The position, in collaboration with engineering faculty, will also lead the development of new courses and programs relevant to a multi-craft/manufacturing technician program.
This instructor will coordinate high school "Trades Academy" programs and will lead the development of a trades academy for the Luray-Page County center location. This position may teach at off-site locations within the LFCC service region. Fostering relationships with business and industry leaders, secondary partners, and the offices of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education (WSCE) is important for the position.
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