March 19, 2017
More than 100 aspiring entrepreneurs at the University of Virginia recently celebrated the opening of a new space for them to meet, make plans and find ways to change the world. The Lighthouse, a repurposed storage room in Thornton Hall, is the new home of Works in Progress, a program ...
February 19, 2017
When Lawrence Levine pulled in large outside investments in SecurePipe, the information security firm he founded in Charlottesville in 1996, the financial windfall came with a price. Levine, now a member of the Charlottesville Angel Network investment group, spent the next few years bouncing around the country, as new investments ...
February 04, 2017
When University of Virginia fourth-year student Alexander Olesen needed some help getting his idea for an accessible hydroponics system off the ground, he sought help in a cluttered, aging house on Elliewood Avenue. Olesen, who grew up in rural Norfolk, England, found the help he needed at Hack CVille, a ...
December 17, 2016
In a nondescript storefront across from the Habitat Resale Store on Harris Street, a small biomedical engineering firm is hoping to revolutionize male contraception. Contraline, founded by University of Virginia graduate Kevin Eisenfrats and the late Dr. John Herr, a professor of cell biology and biomedical engineering at the university ...
August 27, 2016
As startups nationwide and in Charlottesville clamor for adequate workspace central to housing, culture, shops and amenities, localities are building and planning business districts that focus on tech- and innovation-centered small businesses. Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer has expressed the need to foster an innovation ecosystem — a culture that nurtures and ...
August 08, 2016
An effort by Governor Terry McAuliffe to award five $25,000 grants to small Virginia startups will make its way to Charlottesville Sept. 23. The Virginia Velocity Tour, which will stop in five cities around the commonwealth, will wrap up a week-long bus tour at The Haven, in conjunction with ...
July 15, 2016
United States Senator Mark Warner Friday told a gathering of Charlottesville elected officials, city staff and business leaders that the city’s burgeoning community of startups, tech firms and entrepreneurs cannot exist in a vacuum. For that culture to thrive, Warner said, city, state and federal officials must work to ...
June 13, 2016
THIRD IN A SERIES A Charlottesville startup with big plans to change the world of male contraception has raised the money it needs to begin the long process of Food and Drug Administration approval. Contraline, founded by University of Virginia graduate Kevin Eisenfrats and UVa professor of cell biology and ...
April 14, 2016
The youngest-ever entrants to the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s Crowd-funded Pitch Night took home the event’s top honor Wednesday night. Clara Duffy and Leela Ghaemmaghami, juniors at St. Anne’s-Belfield School, started Seniors Connect to help older people use and understand technology. They also are writing an app ...