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Events for Oct 23, 2017

Shen Valley Innovation Coalition | Fall Meeting

October 23 2017, 10:00 am | JMU Ice House, Room 117

Join all those interested in our regional entrepreneurship and innovation. 10 am-11:30 am.

RSVP by Tuesday, October 17 to Kyle Weston via email (westonkj@jmu.edu)


On the agenda among other things:

  • GO Virginia update - Chris Kyle (region 8 plan and project proposals process)
  • Shenandoah Valley Angel Investors investment activity - George Pace
  • A network of private investors that help fund entrepreneurial enterprises located in our communities. SVAI's primary interest is Start-Up/ Early Stage business ventures with funding needs in the range of $50,000 to $300,000 that leverage technology to create a new product or service.
  • Virginia is for entrepreneurs, http://va4e.org and app - Mary Lou Bourne
  • SVIC next steps; publicity; options to participate; upcoming events


About SVIC
SVIC's mission is to accelerate innovation, creativity, and economic development across the Shenandoah Valley through the active collaboration of business, government, community, and academic organizations. They envision the Shenandoah Valley as a thriving, globally-connected ecosystem that attracts, seeds, and grows talent and business. The organization's goals are to:

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

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