The Shenandoah Valley Technology Council (SVTC) is a non-profit membership organization serving the greater Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Its members are creators and users of technology who gather together for education, networking and business development. By helping technology businesses in the area succeed and grow, the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council is an integral component of the region, helping to bring high-paying technology jobs to the Valley.
Nicky Swayne, CEO
Mailing Address: 800 S. Main Street | MSC 3615 | Harrisonburg, VA, 22807
Physical Address: 127 W Bruce Street | Ice House | Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 568-7882 | email@example.com
Virginia Technology Councils’ 2022 Policy Agenda/in Blog, News/by Brent
The Virginia Technology Councils’ 2022 Policy Agenda is a collaborative summary statement created by the tech councils in Virginia during December of the previous year . Education & Workforce Development In order for Virginia’s businesses to grow and thrive, they need well-trained and highly skilled employees. In the technology industry, Virginia continues to experience a […]
Delivery of the 2021 Tech Nite Award Pillars/in Blog, News/by Brent
Face to Face Networking at Our Annual Fall Tech Mixer: We Distributed 5 of 8 Tech Nite Award Pillars in Person This fall, we had the opportunity to gather in person, outside, network, and catch up, and best of all, we were able to deliver 5 of 8 Tech Nite award pillars. Of course, Tech […]
SVTC Continues Shen. Valley Broadband Discussion in a Slack channel/in Blog, News/by Brent
In April 2021, SVTC luncheon attendees discussed the state of state and local Shen. Valley broadband. The conversation continues. How can broadband coverage be improved?
2020 – 2021 Internship Subsidy Opportunity – Commonwealth STEM Internship Program/in News/by Brent
Are you interested in a cybersecurity undergraduate intern for your business (virtual or onsite)? Has funding been a challenge? CSIIP can assist! The Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP) can assist with all areas of STEM internship placements…
Virginia Technology Councils’ 2021 Policy Agenda/in Blog, News/by Brent
In order for Virginia’s businesses to grow and thrive, they need well-trained and highly skilled employees. In the technology industry, Virginia continues to experience a shortage of trained workers.
Shenandoah Valley Business Resources/in Blog, News/by Brent
We all know that Shenandoah Valley businesses and potential startups have been affecting during this time. Below, you can find information about two programs that provide access to resources for both startup companies and growing businesses.
Local and State COVID-19 Recovery Funding/in News/by Brent
We know how many business and non-profits have been affected during this unprecedented time, so we felt the need to compile a list of active local and state COVID-19 recovery programs. If you have additional items that you would like reflected in this list, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rebuild VA Location: Virginia The Rebuild […]
League $500,000 Allocated for Second Round of Frederick County, Virginia COVID-19 Business/Non-Profit Grant Program/in News/by Brent
Round Two of the Frederick County, Virginia COVID-19 Business/Non-Profit Grant Program will open on Friday, October 23, at 8 am. Grants of $5,000, $7,500, or $10,000 will be awarded to Frederick County businesses and non-profits adversely affected by the pandemic.
Governor Northam Allocates $30 Million in CARES Act Funding to Fast-Track Broadband Projects/in News/by Brent
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia is allocating $30 million in funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to improve broadband access in underserved localities.
Rebuild Virginia: A Small Business Grant Program/in News/by Brent
The Rebuild VA Grant Fund is a program to help small businesses and nonprofits whose normal operations were disrupted by COVID-19. Businesses and non-profits that are approved for a Rebuild VA grant may receive up to 3 times their average monthly eligible expenses…
Shenandoah Valley Guide to Re-Opening Business/in News/by Brent
To ensure the safety of our community and to help you navigate the new normal, the Shenandoah Valley Partnership, local chambers, and the Business Resilience Task Force came together to create a re-opening business guide.
Bricks and Clicks: Small Business Recovery Program/in News/by Brent
Bricks and Clicks for Small Business Recovery is a three-part, partnership-driven small business assistance program. It offers training, customized technical assistance, and the opportunity to receive a grant.
Re-opening Small Business: What Customers Want/in News/by Brent
The Harrisonburg-Rockingham COVID-19 Business Assistance Taskforce distributed a “Customer Feedback Survey on Businesses Reopening”…
Virginia Wifi Hotspot Map | Free, Publicly Available Wifi Hotspots/in News/by Brent
With the help of local officials, schools, and libraries across Virginia, the Commonwealth Connect team and Virginia Tech have developed an interactive map of free, publicly available wifi hotspots that Virginians can access from a vehicle…
Customer Feedback Survey on Businesses Reopening/in News/by Brent
The COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Taskforce would like to help business owners best serve you as we all find our new normal after the Governor lifts the stay-at-home order.
FY2021 VATI Virtual Input Session with Presentation/in News/by Brent
The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) hosted a virtual input session on April 14th to discuss the proposed FY2021 Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) guidelines and criteria…
Harrisonburg-Rockingham COVID-19 Business Support Taskforce Launches Small Business Grant Program F&M Bank Seeds Fund with $50,000 Donation/in News/by Brent
Less than two weeks ago, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham COVID-19 Business Support Taskforce was formed to coordinate support and resources for businesses in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham area in response to the COVID-19 pandemic…
Build Season is Open: FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) / Rocktown Robotics/in News/by Brent
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]
Tracy Tynan Joins CIT as Director of Virginia Center for Unmanned Systems/in News/by Brent
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.
GO VA Region 8 Grant Funds Available for Eligible Projects/in News/by Brent
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.
DHS S&T Partners With James Madison University/in News/by Brent
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.
GO Virginia | Region 8 | 3rd round proposals accepted | Pre-app. due Feb. 7/in News/by Nicky Swayne
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.
SVAI Launches New Website/in News/by Brent
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.
CIT | Request for Innovators (RFI) for the Smart Cities Internet of Things Innovation (SCITI) Labs/in News/by Nicky Swayne
Today, the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced a Request for Innovators (RFI) for the Smart Cities Internet of Things Innovation (SCITI) Labs. CIT, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), TechNexus, and Smart City Works are seeking to prototype new internet of things (IoT) and smart city technologies for emergency response and management. […]
STEM takes Flight | Hands-on Research Experience Opportunities Available for Summer 2018 @ NASA Wallops Flight Facility/in News/by Nicky Swayne
The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) in partnership with the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), NASA Langley Research Center and NASA Wallops Flight Facility, is offering the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Takes Flight at Virginia’s Community Colleges initiative. STEM Takes Flight provides a suite of programs for Virginia community college students pursuing STEM […]
Virginia ICAP’s Lean Launchpad Short Course | Shenandoah Valley Cohort/in News/by Nicky Swayne
Business Model Development for Technology Start-Ups [The application deadline has passed. The organizers have judged the applications received and communications have gone out to each applicant on Dec. 22, 2017. The cohort will meet on Jan. 26, 2018 for the first time.] ICAP is a statewide technology-commercialization program offered by the Virginia Network of Small […]
Launch of ‘Virginia is for Entrepreneurs’ Initiative | Va4e.org/in News/by Nicky Swayne
Virginia is for Entrepreneurs (VA4E) is an initiative to better match entrepreneurs with potential investors across regions, backgrounds and industries.