Charlottesville Entrepreneurs and Espresso (CE2)

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 8:00am

A casual, caffeine fueled gathering of learning for entrepreneurs at all stages of venture creation.

C-E2 will take place at 8:00 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the i.Lab at UVA. This is a free event open to the entire entrepreneurship community.

RSVP: Please RSVP online in advance

PARKING: is free in the D5 lot from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. The D5 lot is located behind the i.Lab at UVA. (do not park in spots marked reserved for i:Lab)

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Job Fair: Virginia Career Works Charlottesville

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 1:00pm

If you're starting a new career or looking for a job, don't miss this chance to sit down 1-on-1 with a variety of local employers. A group of twenty local employers looking to fill open positions. Representatives from the US Post Office, National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC), retail, healthcare, staffing, etc. Free to the public.

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Empathy Workshop: It's Not You, It's Me.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 10:00am

Rescheduled to December 6!

"Empathy in my toolbox? There’s gotta be another skill I can learn."

"Plus, I think you guys might be a little crazy!" 

Sure, you can learn those other amazing skills. You know...the ones that make it to your bottom drawer, totally forgotten about and not practiced, to only pull them out when you suddenly remember (they were forgotten about and not practiced). And, you’re probably right; we’re pretty out there “crazy”!  We’re out there with the people that are ready to be connected to on a real authentic and inspiring level. 

On Dec. 6th, we’re hosting a design thinking Empathy Workshop; It’s Not You, It’s Me. We'll cannon-ball’ right into the importance of empathy and its benefits. 

Kinda like:  

  • Removing the unknown bias that’s often our default.  
  • Identifying a deeper and more tangible awareness.
  • Creating the type of thinking that fuels an innovative bridge of communication.

So if you’re looking to better understand:  

  • Your team or employees;  
  • Target market;  
  • Audience;  
  • or folks you're simply having difficulty connecting and communicating with.      

Come be “out there” with us and “Spill on Purpose!” Seats are limited. We plan to have a wait list, but we’d rather see you in the front row!

Workshop Cost: $25.00

Be ready to be empowered with the Design Thinking technique of Empathy Mapping. This allows for a deeper understanding of your audience and opens the floodgates for new ideas, insights, and strategies for connecting.

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Toast the Town

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 5:00pm
CBIC + VABIO + UVA Licensing and Ventures Group co-hosted holiday party!
Celebrate the accomplishments of local innovation-based entrepreneurs and technology companies who have made 2018 a triumphant year for the Charlottesville tech and innovation community. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and bar with a variety of beers, ciders, wines and bubbly.
Open to anyone to attend. CBIC or VABIO Members: $25 | Future Members: $40 (rates increase Dec 10)

CreativeMornings Charlottesville: Tradition

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 8:30am
December Topic: Traditions are sacred because they cultivate consistency and a sense of belonging. It’s the bread and butter for fostering connection and community. We’re in a time where traditions are being challenged and remixed. We question how they came to be and the context in how (or if) they fit into the future. “This is just the way it is” is a statement of fear, not possibility. It undermines the human capacity to adapt and create change. Traditions are made by us, for us, so therefore they can be reinvented with intention and imagination. You may not start the next national holiday, but you can bring to the table your generosity, your kindness, your vision and heart to create a more welcoming future.

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CBIC TechOnTap

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 5:00pm

This recurring event is designed specifically for the entrepreneurial, high-tech community. The recurring monthly events provide a monthly opportunity for tech enthusiasts to socialize, collaborate, share ideas and form professional relationships.

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CreativeMornings Charlottesville: Lulu Miller

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 8:30am
January Speaker: Lulu Miller is a Peabody Award-winning science journalist who has been working in public radio for over thirteen years. She is the co-founder of NPR’s Invisibilia and one of the founding producers of Radiolab. She also writes fiction stories which have been published in The New Yorker, VQR, Catapult, and beyond. Her nonfiction book about taxonomy and madness will be published in 2020 by Simon & Schuster.

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Chamber Business Women's Round Table

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 12:30pm

Offers professional women in our region opportunities for networking and professional development in a welcoming and collegial environment. Under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce, the BWRT hosts monthly brown-bag lunch meetings, open to all Chamber members, on the third Thursday of every month.


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UVA Data Science Research Lunch and Learn Series

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:30am


More than six million motor vehicle collisions occur in the United States every year. And the varying degrees of injury can make it difficult for emergency responders and hospitals to triage patients and target care where it is most needed.

This is where data science can make a difference.

Join Dr. Thomas Hartka on for a discussion on how he is using data to predict the risk of injury after a crash. By incorporating these risk models into clinical care, medical teams have the potential to focus resources on patients most at risk for injury. saving money and saving lives.

Lunch will be provided beginning at 11:30am and the talk is scheduled to begin at noon.

This talk is part of the DSI Lunch & Learn Series sponsored by the Center for Innovative Technology.

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Chamber Business Diversity Council

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 12:00pm

The purpose of the Chamber Business Diversity Council is to grow and support minority businesses by facilitating the startup of new businesses and the successful running of existing businesses.

Monthly meetings, which are open to everyone, include networking, guest speakers, activities and more.

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