Charlottesville Business Innovation Council

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The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council was formerly known as the Virginia Piedmont Technology Council + Charlottesville Venture Group (VPTC+CVG). The organization dates back to 1997. [1]

CBIC's vision is to be "the conduit and driver of collaboration among the various segments of the Charlottesville technology community, promotes a supportive infrastructure, and advocates for and celebrates a sustainable, technology-based economy." [2]

Annual Events

The Council organizes the annual CBIC Awards Gala to recognize people and organizations that have made significant achievements in the CBIC's focus areas. It also holds the CBIC Tech Tour each year, which introduces high school students to area technology companies.







  • CBIC Educator of the Year – Dominique Morse, a teacher with Albemarle County’s Murray High School and Community Public Charter School.
  • CBIC Business of the Year – Ting | Charlottesville, which works to expand fiber internet access in the region.
  • CBIC Entrepreneur of the Year – Cynthia Adams, CEO and Founder of Pearl Certification, which collects data on energy efficient and renewable energy features so that homes can appraise for more at resale or refinancing.
  • CBIC Innovator of the Year: Welld Health, which delivers wellness programs through connected fitness trackers and devices.
  • CBIC Startup of the Year: Cardboard Live, an online gaming platform started by Wilson Hunter.
  • CBIC Student Entrepreneur of the Year: Roman Bohuk of MetaCTF, which runs custom cybersecurity training and exercises for organizations.
  • CBIC Top Job Creator: CCRi, a data science and software engineering company.
  • CBIC Partnership of the Year: New Hill Development Corporation and the Fountain Fund, which worked together on Operation Hope, which brings financial education to their client partners.
  • CBIC Volunteer of the Year: Justin Ritter, Lily Garcia Walton and Hope McCutcheon, who volunteer with the CBIC.
  • CBIC Social Good Award: Antwon Brinson of Culinary Concepts AB, a culinary school. [3] [4]

External Links

Official site


  1. Web. Tech Night panel explores local manufacturing, Emily Berg, Charlottesville Tomorrow, June 29, 2014, retrieved January 3, 2015.
  2. Web. About CBIC, Charlottesville Business Innovation Council, About Page, Charlottesville Business Innovation Council, retrieved September 12, 2020.
  3. Web. Charlottesville Business Innovation Council announces 2020 awards, Sydney Lake, News Article, Virginia Business, September 11, 2020, retrieved September 14, 2020.
  4. Print: September 11, 2020: CBIC hands out annual awards at virtual gala, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Community Engagement, Town Crier Productions.