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 ...
October 15, 2016
Some of the most promising technological innovations at the University of Virginia got a round of applause at Alumni Hall before the Virginia Cavaliers football team took the field Saturday. Innovation at UVa was the subject of the latest “More Than the Score” lecture, organized by the university’s Lifetime ...
October 04, 2016
Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer on Tuesday laid out a four-part framework for city-county cooperation on efforts to promote Charlottesville and Albemarle County as a hotbed for technology and innovation. The plan included having city and county staffers collaborating on a marketing budget, developing partnerships and making sure the plan aligns ...
September 22, 2016
Dr. John C. Herr, the enterprising University of Virginia reproductive biologist who invented the home male fertility test and led the search for a male contraceptive, died suddenly on Saturday afternoon. ... Since coming to the UVa School of Medicine in 1981, Herr — who headed the Center for Research in Contraceptive ...
September 14, 2016
Albemarle County Public Schools learned Wednesday that they fell short of winning a $10 million grant from XQ: The Super School Project. But school officials said entering the nationwide competition to redesign high school education generated ideas that will shape the division’s schools in the years ahead. Chad Ratliff ...
August 27, 2016
Albemarle County’s first economic development director is dedicated to the idea that the future of the local economy rests in large part on its ability to attract advanced manufacturing jobs. Advanced manufacturing — the production of complex, specialized, technologically advanced devices and products — requires skilled labor, pays well and will ...
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 15, 2016
A skateboarder, a fashion designer, two CEOs and a record executive brought a common denominator Friday to the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s Founders Summit: They all had pursued businesses based on their passions. Rodney Mullen turned his preternatural talent on a skateboard, the consequent rabid fan base and a ...
April 14, 2016
Gov. Terry McAuliffe used the Paramount Theater stage Thursday to sign into a law a bill designed to protect the intellectual property rights of student entrepreneurs. McAuliffe signed the bill as the marquee moment of the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s Youth Summit, an all-day event for area high-schoolers. House ...
April 12, 2016
A brewer, an educator, a computer programmer, a film festival director and a lawyer and politician painted a picture of an arts-infused, tech-driven city Monday when asked to envision Charlottesville in 2025. Speaking at the Future Forum, the opening event of the Tom Tom Founders Festival, local leaders spoke about ...