Shenandoah Valley Innovation Coalition (SVIC) Meeting

SVIC Meeting Agenda:

3:30 – 3:35 – Welcome (show of hands to identify sectors – business, education, non-profit/gov’t)

3:35 – 3:40 – Valley Innovation Roadmap for feedback – Strategic Doing Team

3:40 – 3:45 – Central Shenandoah Valley Cohort – Debbie Irwin

3:45 – 3:50 – SVIC Resources page for entrepreneurial assets in Valley – Mary Lou Bourne

https://svic.biz/business-directory-draft/

3:50 – 3:55 – Search engine of Virginia resources  for high growth startups – Chiedo

https://www.highgrowth.io/

3:55 – 4:00 – Valley Rocket – Cheido

4:00 – 4:05 – Staunton Innovation Hub update – Peter Denbigh (?)

4:05 – 4:10 – SVAI update – Keith May

4:10 – 4:20 – SVAI funded company – Hunter Markle & Brett Danielson, BarTrack founders

4:20 – 4:25 – SVTC Gala April 29 – Nicky Swayne

4:25 – 4:30 – Valley TechCon.19 September 25 – Peirce Macgill

4:30 – 5:00 – Q&A and Feedback

5:00– Adjourn to Pale Fire Brewery to continue conversations!

About SVIC / SVIC Goals:

  1. Create a shared understanding of and commitment to innovation for the purpose of healthy social and economic growth.
  2. Improve access to capital for entrepreneurs.
  3. Create a variety of collaborative spaces, resources & events, both physical and virtual.
  4. Build a vibrant, diverse mentoring network.
  5. Develop the capacity to attract, seed and grow new and existing talent and business.

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Shenandoah Valley Innovation Roadmap: An Interactive Workshop

The next great idea is out there waiting for someone to discover it. Have you found it and are not sure how to make it happen? Join us to learn more about the evolution of the Shenandoah Valley Innovation Roadmap and available resources to bring a product or service to the market.

Lunch will be provided!

Register for the April 11, 2019 Shenandoah Valley Innovation Roadmap workshop

ValleyTechCon19

Save the date for ValleyTechCon19. More details soon to come!

Cybersecurity Awareness Education

Join us to find out why CyberSecurity is the CFOs new priority. Learn from, and network with, key players in cybersecurity during this exclusive conference created for CFOs.

Learn how to keep your business safe

Event Schedule
Noon-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:30 “Securing Open Ends”, John Whitehead, Ricoh
1:30-2:00 “Local CyberSecurity Activity” Sargent J. Grave, Augusta County Sherriff’s Department
2:00-2:30 First Bank and Trust
2:30-3:00 OPEN Speaker Slot
-Break-
3:15-4:00 Dan O’Brien, former US Department of Justice, Cyber Security – Current GO Virginia Cyber Security Program Manager and Instructor
4:00-4:15 “Sophisticated Phishing” Thomas Kinsinger, IT Solutions Architect, E-N Computers
4:15-4:30 “Top 20 Controls for managing Digital Risk” Ian MacRae, CEO, E-N Computers

-Networking and Refreshments-

Sponsorships and vendor tables are available (see details).

Register for April 4, 2019 cybersecurity conference at bit.ly/2T052vs

SVTC Luncheon | Digital Ethics

Registration is now open! See form below. 

Note: This luncheon will begin slightly earlier than usual and will last from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. 

While the Internet offers great access to valuable resources, it also provides opportunities for inappropriate content and interactions. On April 18th, Joe Showker will join us to discuss digital ethics, privacy and living in an ‘over-connected’ world. 

Showker has given many lectures regarding this subject. A summary of a prior lecture given to students, as well as more information about him, can be found at https://www.jmu.edu/news/2016/04/22-showker-digital-ethics-mm-spr-sum.shtml.

About the Speaker
joe showker digital ethicsJoe Showker led a career in Rockingham County Public Schools for nearly four decades as a Physical Education and Computer Literacy teacher as well as a coach, then as a Instructional Technology teacher. He has become known statewide and nationally for his work developing and promoting standards for digital ethics and internet safety. He is the owner of Showker Enterprises, member of the JMU Alumni Board of Directors and the VHSL Foundation Advisory Board.

Joe recently retired from a career as an educator and digital ethics expert. He is a mentor on social media ethics, digital interactions, privacy, and internet safety. He helped craft Virginia’s Public School Guide for Internet Safety, worked with the Attorney General of Virginia and has presented on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. and MacWorld New York City. He consults others to reach their potential, build business networks and mentorship for best practices.

Thank you to our luncheon sponsors!

 

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2019 Tom Tom Summit & Festival

The Tom Tom Summit is a series of six conferences that gather civic leaders, entrepreneurs, engaged citizens, and legendary innovators to explore what makes hometowns thrive in the 21st century. These boutique conferences offer unparalleled access to today and tomorrow’s leaders in a beautiful downtown setting of galleries, theaters, restaurants, and public spaces.

The 6 conferences that take place during the summit will be:

Tuesday, April 9: Youth Innovation

Students and educators from across Virginia assemble for a day-long celebration of student creativity, innovation, and passion. The Youth Innovation Conference inspires high school students to take charge of their education by pursuing their interests and ideas.

Wednesday, April 10: Civic Innovation

The Civic Innovation Conference is a day-long forum connecting changemakers across sectors. Session themes such as equity and inclusion, creative placemaking, affordable housing, local journalism, community wellness, and data-driven policy make for a unique event that offers real-world playbooks from across America and fosters alliances for lasting impact on today’s most important challenges.

Wednesday, April 10: Renewable Energy

The Renewable Energy Conference is a boutique, single-day gathering of executives, technologists, and policymakers for an in-depth discussion of 2019 trends to watch. Unpack the arrival of grid parity and the explosive growth of green finance. Get the inside story on game-changing innovations in storage, automation, microgrids, energy blockchain, and IoT. Learn how corporate and municipal emissions reduction targets affect your work and community, and engage with policymakers to explore climate action plans in your region.

Thursday, April 11: Creative Ecosystems

The Creative Ecosystem Conference is a daylong meeting of the minds for arts administrators, curators, artists, and supporters from the Mid Atlantic and beyond. Focused on fostering productive alliances, this event will demystify how small organizations with limited resources can achieve outsized impact for the artists and communities that they serve.

Thursday April 11: Applied Machine Learning

The Applied Machine Learning Conference has sold out for two years running and continues to generate excitement with its focus on applied science and practitioner-driven content. This premier, day-long event features a who’s who of researchers, entrepreneurs, and writers, as well as numerous opportunities for networking and recruitment at mixers, power lunches, and afterparties, all on Charlottesville’s picturesque Downtown Mall.

Friday, April 12: Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Over the past decade, hundreds of accelerators, incubators, innovation districts, angel networks, coworking labs, and other ecosystem support organizations have sprouted in America’s small cities, all with the goal of propelling our hometowns to the forefront of innovation and economic growth. The Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Conference is a unique, daylong summit for leaders to take stock and set the stage for even greater impact through data-driven presentations and lasting alliances.

There will also be a tech mixer on April 12th from 5pm – 8pm! 

For more information about the Tom Tom Summit (and to see other events), please visit https://tomtomfest.com.

GO Virginia Region 8 Summit Meeting

The GO Virginia Region 8 Council invites your input and participation in defining potential projects for the upcoming fiscal year.  As valued community leaders and partners in advancing economic development opportunities for our region, we hope you can attend one of the two Region 8 Summit meetings scheduled for March 13th and 14th (see details below).

These two half-day sessions will clarify the mission, goals, and requirements of the GO Virginia initiative, and will feature a “call for projects” session to solicit ideas and opportunities for the four GO Virginia frameworks:  Workforce Development, Start-Ups/Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Site Development, and Business Scale-up & Commercialization.  Other federal and state grant programs will also be discussed to assist you in planning for and pursuing alternate funding options where GO Virginia isn’t the right fit.

Each session will be held from 9:00am to 1:00pm and includes lunch for those in attendance.  So, please plan to be part of this important conversation to assist the Region 8 Council in their efforts to cultivate new jobs and opportunities across the Shenandoah Valley.

Please register for one of the following meetings by contacting Jen Weaver at jweaver@theshenandoahvalley.com     

Date:  Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time:  9:00am-1:00pm
Location: Lord Fairfax Community College Middletown Campus, Event Room of the Corron Community Development Center (https://lfcc.edu/about-lfcc/locations/building-overviews/#middletown)

Date:  Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time:  9:00am-1:00pm
Location: Blue Ridge Community College, G186/188 of the Houff Center (https://www.brcc.edu/brcc/directions-maps/wc-campus)

GO Virginia Region 8 Summit Meeting

The GO Virginia Region 8 Council invites your input and participation in defining potential projects for the upcoming fiscal year.  As valued community leaders and partners in advancing economic development opportunities for our region, we hope you can attend one of the two Region 8 Summit meetings scheduled for March 13th and 14th (see details below).

These two half-day sessions will clarify the mission, goals, and requirements of the GO Virginia initiative, and will feature a “call for projects” session to solicit ideas and opportunities for the four GO Virginia frameworks:  Workforce Development, Start-Ups/Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Site Development, and Business Scale-up & Commercialization.  Other federal and state grant programs will also be discussed to assist you in planning for and pursuing alternate funding options where GO Virginia isn’t the right fit.

Each session will be held from 9:00am to 1:00pm and includes lunch for those in attendance.  So, please plan to be part of this important conversation to assist the Region 8 Council in their efforts to cultivate new jobs and opportunities across the Shenandoah Valley.

Please register for one of the following meetings by contacting Jen Weaver at jweaver@theshenandoahvalley.com     

Date:  Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time:  9:00am-1:00pm
Location: Lord Fairfax Community College Middletown Campus, Event Room of the Corron Community Development Center (https://lfcc.edu/about-lfcc/locations/building-overviews/#middletown)

Date:  Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time:  9:00am-1:00pm
Location: Blue Ridge Community College, G186/188 of the Houff Center (https://www.brcc.edu/brcc/directions-maps/wc-campus)

Madison Network Event

The JMU Alumni Association is partnering with the Office of Career & Academic Planning and JMU’s Leslie Flanary Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship to host an event for students, like YOU, that focuses on the world of entrepreneurship.  Network with and hear directly from a panel of alumni that have successfully gone down the path of entrepreneurship in various industries.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Dress- Business casual

Agenda:

  • 4:00-4:15pm- students arrive and network with alumni
  • 4:15-4:30pm- Welcome from Madison Network team
  • 4:30-5:15pm- Panel of alumni facilitated by the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship- Patrick McQuown
  • 5:15- 6:00pm- students and alumni network until event conclusion at 6pm

Panelists:

Register for February 8, 2019 Madison Network Event

CXO CyberSecurity Conference

CXO CyberSecurity Conference FlyerFind out why CyberSecurity is the CXOs new priority. Learn from, and network with, key players in cybersecurity during this exclusive conference geared for CXOs. Cybercriminals are laughing all the way to the bank. Learn how to keep your business safe.

To receive an invitation, please contact Trina at twiley@encomputers.com 

Sponsored by E-N Computers, SVOE, LD&B, Cisco, hp