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May 4,  2018
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Congratulations to the 8 Tech Nite award winners
Member News: Cadence Wins Leadership in MedTech Award for Contract Manufacturing
Shenandoah Valley Innovation Coalition Meeting (RSVP by 5/4)
Call for Proposals: Virginia Cybersecurity Education Conference (deadline 5/11)
Business Smarts: Marketing that Matters (5/11)
LGBT Tech: A Night Out (5/12)
Satellite Bootcamp for Students (application deadline 5/12)
SVTC Luncheon | Annual Meeting | Featuring Raincrow Studios (5/18)
SAVE THE DATE: Valley TechCon (9/28)
Job Opening | Software Engineer, Jenzabar in Harrisonburg
Job Opening | Director of Information Technology, Lexington City Schools
Job Opening | Application Developer, Shen Valley Electric Coop
Congratulations to the 8 Tech Nite award winners 
photo booth  pictures

The keynote was given by COL Rehn, TRADOC Capability Manager (TCM) for Cyber; U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, and he has shared these resources for businesses with us:

May 3, 2018 ( Staunton, VA)

Cadence, Inc. is pleased to announce that readers of Medical Design & Outsourcing (MDO) magazine voted Cadence as the winner of the 2017 Leadership in MedTech Award for Contract Manufacturing for the second year in a row.  The prestigious Leadership in MedTech Award celebrates medtech leadership in multiple disciplines annually.

"The Cadence team is extremely proud to be the winner recognized in the very competitive field of contract manufacturing," stated CEO Alan Connor.  "We are accelerating and expanding our services in ways that provide new value for our customers."

For information on getting Cadence to provide YOUR contract manufacturing, contact us at

About Cadence, Inc. - Cadence Inc. is a leading supplier of advanced products, technologies and services to medical device and specialty industrial companies worldwide. Cadence develops solutions-oriented relationships with customers and provides highly technical solutions that enable improved product performance in clearly measurable ways. Cadence employs more than 475 people worldwide with its headquarters in Staunton, VA.


May 15, 2018 @ 3 pm | RSVP by May 4th
Hotel Madison and Shenandoah Valley Conference Center

Come experience the latest on Innovation and New Ventures in the Valley!

1. Welcome - Mary Lou Bourne 
2. SVIC Goals and updates on the following: Shenandoah Valley Angel Investors Virginia is for Entrepreneurs GO Virginia Region 8
3. CUED-IN Founder - Seth Marsh 
4. Mentor/Coach Network and new SVIC website - Mark Siciliano 
5. Tour Hotel Madison and SV Conference Center - Eddie Bumbaugh 

Invite anyone interested in promoting an innovation ecosystem in the region! Parking is available in the Hotel Madison garage on MLK Way.

RSVP by Friday, May 4 to

About the Shenandoah Valley Innovation Coalition (SVIC)
SVIC'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. To learn more about SVIC, please visit

Submit proposal information by May 11, 2018

The Virginia Cyber Range is calling for proposals for the  1st Annual Virginia Cybersecurity Education Conference to be held at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA on August 14-15, 2018. Please submit your proposal information below no later than May 11, 2018.


Virginia Cyber Range is specifically seeking proposals that address innovative and practical ways (tips, tools, approaches, or best practices) to increase classroom effectiveness and improve student outcomes in cybersecurity education in high schools, colleges, and universities.

Additionally, they welcome presentations or workshops on how to more effectively teach cybersecurity topics such as:
  • Cyber ethics & law
  • Cyber threat hunting
  • Cyber threat intelligence
  • Digital forensics
  • Experiential learning with Capture-The-Flag (CTF)
  • Mobile device protection
  • Introductory cybersecurity concepts
  • Computer networking 
  • Penetration testing
  • Secure programming 
  • Protecting critical infrastructure
  • Dealing with or preventing cyber bullying
  • Safe computing (cyber hygiene)
  • Social engineering awareness
Presentation formats include 2- or 3- hour interactive workshops or a 45-minute presentation. Rooms will include a screen and projector and wireless networking. Presenters may present from in-room computers connected to the A/V system, or from their own laptops or other devices. If presenting from in-room systems, presenters should provide their slides in PowerPoint format before the conference (details will be provided) and bring a backup copy on removable media. If presenting from their own devices, presenters will have access to HDMI and VGA inputs to the A/V systems. Presenters must provide their own adapters for systems without HDMI or VGA outputs.

Co-Presenter (if applicable): If more than one co-presenter is required for a workshop or presentation, please send an email to with details.

Submit a proposal for the Virginia Cybersecurity Education Conference (by May 11th)

May 11, 2018 | 8:00 am - 9:30 am JMU Ice House, Harrisonburg

Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar said, "You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help others get what they want."

This has never been more true than today. In an increasingly competitive marketplace filled with people willing to do whatever it takes to make a dollar, your business must find a way to break through the noise and make a difference people will remember.

In this workshop, attendees will learn how to build their brand and establish themselves as an authority by first finding ways to help others.

Presenter Evan Pettrey is the founder of  Valley Inbound Marketing. Evan is a serial entrepreneur whose passion for marketing was sparked out of necessity when he invented a baby product after the birth of his daughter. Having invested his savings in the product launch, he was faced with a harsh reality - he'd created an amazing product new parents loved...but nobody knew existed.

Flush out of cash after bringing the product to market, Evan had two choices: fail or learn everything he possibly could about digital marketing and grow this business himself.  Since then, he's founded a number of marketing companies in various industries with a single, unifying goal: helping businesses realize their growth and objectives, profitably, while learning and having fun in the process.
Business Smarts Breakfast sessions are held on the 2nd Friday of every month with networking opportunities and guest presentations on a variety of topics. 

The series is sponsored by your Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, and Shenandoah Valley Chapter of SCORE.   Refreshments provided by Black Sheep Coffee and Peace, Love, and Little Donuts.

Parking for Business Smarts:  You may park in the Ice House lot on Bruce Street without a JMU permit during Business Smarts sessions 7:30-9:45am.


May 12, 2018 | 6 pm | 32 N. Augusta St, Staunton

Come join this event presented by LGBT Tech as they officially open their global headquarters, discuss their work, and introduce the team. Drinks and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

RSVP online at


Remote/Online Program | Application Deadline May 12 @ 11:59pm

Satellite Bootcamp is a 12-week remote + online program that takes students through the basics of digital marketing, design, data science, web design, and software engineering. After learning the basics, you'll apply what you learned in a 5-week internship or venture building experience.
The bootcamp is 100% remote and a 10hr/week commitment which allows students to take on another summer job or take summer classes while also learning valuable skills.

More information and registration about Satellite Bootcamp program


May 18, 2018 | 11:30 am - 1:00 | Wood Grill Buffet, Harrisonburg

SVTC members who did not participate in the electronic Board of Directors election process have the opportunity to vote for the class II of candidates with a paper ballot. ( SVTC class II elections and candidates)

Featured speakers | Raincrow Studios
Raincrow Studios will discuss competing with giants in the world of augmented reality and their commitment to creating a world-class entertainment brand in the Shenandoah Valley. Their mobile game, Covens, is a unique player on the growing augmented reality landscape as it shares the same real-world map as Google Maps. and their commitment to creating a world-class entertainment brand. "The first time I saw a Google map on a smartphone, I saw a field-of-play for a world of gamers," said Travis Fox, Co-founder of Raincrow Studios. Covens, a location-based augmented reality game of magic and witchcraft, is the realization of that vision, taking full advantage of device-mobility and real-world awareness. "We wanted to build a game that was in rhythm with nature; the phases of the moon, the change of seasons, even weather affect the player and the behavior of NPCs in the game. We really challenged ourselves to reach beyond elder-game concepts and design something that changes with every launch, something beautiful, social and perpetual."

Covens is a unique player on the growing augmented reality landscape as it shares the same real-world map with several forthcoming titles from Raincrow. The original narrative is interwoven among the games, and the witches of Covens will soon find themselves confronting vampires of Vampire Tribunals and Van Helsing-types in Sons of Enoch.

About Raincrow
Raincrow Studios have been in the augmented reality sandbox since 2011 and are a team of 6 full-timers. They are an interactive digital media and tech company that produces augmented and virtual reality mobile games, apps and content. 

Add'l reading: Travis Fox, for VentureBeat.  ( Pokemon Go shows it's time for real-world games)

[They also just won the  SVTC's Innovation in Emerging Business award on May 2]

Open to SVTC members and the public. Registration is encouraged to receive a pre-printed nametag. Dutch treat.

Thank you to our luncheon sponsor!


Job Opening: Software Engineer

Jenzabar is looking for a talented and experienced Software Engineer to join our team of passionate people in designing and developing a high quality, end user focused administrative web application for higher education. This individual should be highly proficient with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript/jQuery and have a passion for web development as well as a keen eye for well-designed UX and UI. The Software Engineer should have solid experience with Responsive Web Design techniques to build interfaces which will adapt to the many devices in which our end users will use to access our application. Solid experience with developing .Net MVC web applications and the .Net framework is highly preferred. If you enjoy working in a team environment to develop an application that will not just let users do their work but help them do their work, then please consider joining the Jenzabar team.

Job Opening: 
Director of Information Technology 

Lexington City Schools | Lexington

The Director of Information Technology is responsible for the design, implementation, and ongoing maintenance of all server, network, and computing technology for Lexington City Schools and the City of Lexington. This position also assists with networking and server support at the Rockbridge ECC. The position reports to the Superintendent of Lexington City Schools and the City Manager. Given oversight of the city's varied technology infrastructure, the Director of Information Technology must be self - driven, organized, and possess a keen attention to detail. As primary support for faculty, staff, and students, the Director of Information Technology must also be collaborative and committed to customer service. 

Job Opening: Application Developer
Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative | Mount Crawford

SVEC is looking for an Application Developer to design, develop, test, and implement software applications and interfaces to meet the needs of the Cooperative. Applicants should visit  (Your Cooperative > Employment) and print an application, which can then be mailed or delivered to an SVEC office (P.O. Box 236), or emailed to .  

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