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Charlottesville named #4 in U.S. for Entrepreneurship


August 2, 2016

The University of Virginia’s hometown continues to draw plaudits for its entrepreneurial ecosystem, with Entrepreneur magazine naming the Charlottesville area No. 4 on its list of the 50 best cities for entrepreneurs.

UVA's Top Innovators Are Revolutionizing Medical and Communications Technologies

UVA Today
April 11, 2016

The University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group has named two winners, an individual and a team, of the 2016 Edlich-Henderson Innovators of the Year, given to University faculty members whose research discoveries are making a major impact on society.

MadiDrop PBC Closes Second Round of Bridge Funding

MadiDrop
March 30, 2016

MadiDrop PBC, a public benefit company that manufactures and distributes safe drinking water technologies to communities throughout the world, has announced a second round of bridge funding with Axel Johnson Inc., a private operating company that invests in and helps grow industry-leading businesses.

Good Chemistry: Faster UVA Molecular Analysis Technology Fuels New Start-up

UVA Today
March 10, 2016

There are people in the world – chemical engineers, astronomers, national defense scientists investigating an explosion – who need to know just what something is made of, down to the molecular level.

Nominate a UVA Innovator for $10,000 Cash Prize


February 10, 2016

The University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group is seeking nominations for the 2016 Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year Award.

New Capital for Venture Capital

UVA Today
February 2, 2016

The University of Virginia’s hometown has long been a hub of innovation, but in the last five years Charlottesville has exploded with entrepreneurial growth. The National Venture Capital Association recently ranked Charlottesville as the fastest-growing venture capital ecosystem in the United States.

U.S Venture Capital Investment Spanned 133 MSAs in 2015: Charlottesville experienced the greatest rate of growth with a 156.5% increase since 2010


January 28, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – With the entrepreneurial ecosystem expanding from coast to coast, venture investors deployed capital to 3,662 companies located in 133 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) in 2015, according to the MoneyTree™ Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters.

Pioneering Artificial Pancreas, Developed at UVA, to Undergo Final Tests

UVA Today
January 6, 2016

A device developed by University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers to automatically monitor and regulate blood-sugar levels in people with type 1 diabetes will undergo final testing in two clinical trials beginning early this year.

Agenus Acquires PhosImmune with a Novel Class of Cancer Neoantigens

Business Wire
December 24, 2015

LEXINGTON, Mass. -- Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ: AGEN), an immunotherapy company developing innovative treatments for cancer, today announced that it has acquired privately-held PhosImmune Inc., a company that has discovered an entirely new portfolio of cancer neoantigens. The acquisition provides Agenus the ability to accelerate the development of new cancer vaccines and other single agent immuno-oncology approaches, as well as combination therapies.

Inventive UVA Professor Boosts Communications Around the Globe

UVA Today
December 22, 2015

When one thinks of influential Campbells, the mind usually turns to a certain soup-making family. Many people outside the world of engineering may not know the University of Virginia’s Joe C. Campbell, but chances are that they use his inventions much more often than they heat up a bowl of chicken noodle.

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