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2nd Annual IdeaFest

Friday, February 27th, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (floating)

Institute for Advanced Learning & Research, 150 Slayton Ave., Danville, VA

The 2nd Annual IdeaFest will feature a free entrepreneurship skill-building workshop, a business pitch competition with $10,000 in prize money, and a networking reception. The main event is the fast-paced business pitch competition, in which 20 entrepreneurs will present a startup idea to a panel of judges and live audience.

CirrusWorks attempts to balance competing data requests


Permeating every aspect of our lives, the Internet appears to be an advanced element of modern life. In reality, the World Wide Web is a wild frontier leaving chaos in its wake.

David Giannini, co-founder and CEO of CirrusWorks, visited the Southern Piedmont Technology Council’s monthly tech bunch lunch event to discuss the Internet and its invasion into businesses’ operating models.

Launch Place courts N.C. companies

(434) 791-7981

Danville’s The Launch Place has gone to the source of many of its clients with a new partnership with North Carolina’s First Flight Venture Center. The group also announced a new satellite recruiting office that will be located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

First Flight works with entrepreneurs and start-ups as a technology incubator in Research Triangle Park. The partnership will establish a pipeline of First Flight companies to come to Danville with Launch Place seed funding. The Launch Place will consult with First Flight companies.

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