- August 21, 2019 – Applications are due by midnight; see the link below.
- August 28, 2019 – Acceptance notifications and communication with next steps and instructions, including how to prepare for the first session.
- TBD – 6:00pm – 8:00pm – Introductory Conference Call
- September 11, 2019 – 9:00am – 5:00pm – Initial Team Presentations
- September 18, 2019 – Each team participates in a pre-scheduled telephone review of the team’s Customer Discovery Progress over the first week
- September 25, 2019 – 9:00am – 1:00pm – Final Team Presentations
Apply for ICAP Lean Startup Introductory Course
(app. deadline August 21 by midnight)
Now in its second year, Valley TechCon brings together technology enthusiasts, practitioners, researchers, and business leaders to facilitate idea sharing, collaboration, and innovation. This year there will be three tracks to choose from for the breakout sessions: Technical Topics for Practitioners, The Business Impact of Technology, and Growing Your Technology Business. Within each track, sessions will cover a broad spectrum of topics. The goal is to inspire new ideas, improve business efficiency with emerging technologies, springboard new ventures, and expand networking opportunities.
Check out all that Valley TechCon.19 has to offer this year!
- Breakfast, morning snack, lunch.
- 14 breakout sessions.
- 3 featured speaker sessions.
- Post-event networking event at Pale Fire Brewing Company (shuttle and first drink included)*.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Individuals of all ages are encouraged to attend, from high school age upwards, through college years, those in a professional career, and those looking to keep up to date in retirement.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center is conveniently located close to exit 245 on Interstate 81 at 710 S. Main St., Harrisonburg VA, 22801. Directions. Once you arrive, you will find a multi-storey parking deck towards the rear of the hotel. The entrance is located on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (Historical Cantrell Ave.). Valet parking is also available.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact via email email@example.com.
What’s the refund policy?
Refunds can be requested up until 7 days before the event.
*After conference networking session occurs 3:30-5:30 PM at Pale Fire Brewery in downtown Harrisonburg; one beer ticket per non-student conference attendee
Grab a lab coat, put on your goggles and enter the Merck Science Lab. Each week will feature a different science project designed just for kids (Tuesdays at 4 PM).
See more at www.iexploremore.com/programs.
Join us at Tech Tuesday for some informal networking for techies in Harrisonburg!
Dutch treat. No registration necessary. Technology agnostic.
Come join us as Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) presents information about funding available through three key programs administered by the Center for Innovative Technology in support of research and commercialization in Virginia:
FY20 CRCF Solicitation
CIT staff will introduce the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF), a multi-million dollar technology commercialization grant program that accelerates innovation and drives economic growth in Virginia. The team will discuss the FY20 round, which includes programs available to higher ed, federal labs and other nonprofit research organizations, and the private sector. Topics will include eligibility criteria and the solicitation timeline, the Letter of Intent (LOI) with a revised approach this year, the application process, and tips for creating strong submissions.
SBIR/STTR Tips & Support for Virginia Applicants
The federal SBIR and STTR programs award over $3B annually to small tech firms in order to develop early stage, high risk, high payoff technology. 11 agencies participate, with awards ranging from $100K to $1.5M. SBIR proposal tips will be provided, as well as a preview of the Oct. 16-17 NIH/NSF SBIR & Commercialization Conference in Roanoke, VA.
CIT GAP Funds & Virginia Founders Fund (VFF)
CIT GAP Funds provides equity investments to early stage, high growth potential companies. CIT GAP Funds invests up to $250K in seed stage tech, clean tech/energy, life science and techenabled services companies. A companion fund, VFF, focuses on investments in women-owned, veteran-owned or minority-owned start-ups, as well as start-ups located in traditionally underserved regions of Virginia.
Parking will be available outside of the JMU Ice House. Please park in the lower portion of the parking lot. Parking permits will be necessary to park for those who do not have a current JMU parking permit. Please pick up a free parking pass at the entrance of the building.