Awarding Innovative Valley Businesses, Educators, Leaders, and Entrepreneurs

Once a year, the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council highlights local tech innovation. We celebrate the successes of technology firms, organizations and programs in the region — and the entrepreneurs, innovators, leaders, and educators behind those successes. This is the council’s biggest to-do of the year. At this premier dinner, the networking opportunities are unparalleled. Tech Nite is the largest annual technology event in the Valley

Announcing 2019 Keynote Speaker: David Hofert

TN19 Keynote HeadshotIn 2017, autonomous cars were just around the corner. In 2018 autonomy got a bit cooler and more of a silence descended on the space. In 2019 almost everyone talks about 2022 or beyond for autonomous vehicles. So, what happened in just 2 short years? Has Winter arrived, or is this just a cold spell?

Join us on April 29th as David Hofert from Perrone Robotics presents “Winter is Coming: The Game of Autonomous Vehicles.”

Largest SVTC Event Of The Year

During Tech Nite, approx. 275 attendees honor and recognize the technology innovators of the area. This recognition helps organizations and individuals immensely — the winning organization is able to expand its network, attract employees, and obtain publicity inside and often outside of the local region. Tech Nite allows attendees to witness the successes and innovative progression of the Shenandoah Valley. We encourage everyone to attend, network with others, and celebrate the innovative companies, organizations, educators, and leaders in our area.

Tech Nite 2018 | Printed Program | Including Nominee Narratives (pdf)

Each year we receive a diverse set of nominees. Nominees come from a variety of disciplines — from agriculture to education and everything in-between. We solicited nominations for the 8 award categories between Feb. 13 – March 13. On Monday, April 29, we will gather for TechNite19 (2019 winners and nominees).

The best way to participate in TechNite19 – as always – is in helping to make a nomination and then attend! Sponsorships are again offered this year to help you connect with the premier tech crowd in the Shenandoah Valley. Sponsorships fit all wallet sizes and range from the high-level award sponsorship (w/naming rights) to dessert bar sponsorship (Tech Nite Sponsorship Opportunities).

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Build Season is Open: FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) / Rocktown Robotics

Some of you are interested in knowing when/where the high school level FIRST robotics practices, and the building of the robots, takes place. [The high school level teams are called FIRST Robotics Competition, FRC] 
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Tracy Tynan Joins CIT as Director of Virginia Center for Unmanned Systems

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) today announced that it has hired Tracy Tynan as the new Director of the Virginia Center for Unmanned Systems. Tynan joins CIT with more than 15 years of economic and community development experience in Virginia.
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GO VA Region 8 Grant Funds Available for Eligible Projects

The GO Virginia Region 8 Council of the Shenandoah Valley is now accepting proposals for eligible projects to be funded through the Commonwealth’s GO Virginia initiative to grow and diversify regional economies. 
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DHS S&T Partners With James Madison University

Students from James Madison University (JMU) will be tackling air travel security issues for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) as part of their spring semester of the Hacking 4 Defense (H4D) class.
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GO Virginia | Region 8 | 3rd round proposals accepted | Pre-app. due Feb. 7

GO Virginia Region 8 Council is now accepting the third round of proposals for per-capita projects to be funded through the State’s GO Virginia initiative.  For a project to be considered by the Region 8 Council, the pre-application has to be received by the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) by Wed., Feb. 7, 2018.
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SVAI Launches New Website

We’re excited to announce that Shenandoah Valley Angel Investors (SVAI) has launched their new website! From Startup resources to an easy-to-use contact form, SVAI has now provided several online-accessible elements to advance their mission.
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CIT | Request for Innovators (RFI) for the Smart Cities Internet of Things Innovation (SCITI) Labs

Today, the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced a Request…
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Virginia ICAP's Lean Launchpad Short Course | Shenandoah Valley Cohort

Business Model Development for Technology Start-Ups [The application…