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We have 3 new employees: Savannah, Gena, and Jacqui!
⚗ BioSP@CE Recap
On Sunday, October 9th, we kicked off our very first BioSP@CE Innovation Program! Over 20 guests joined — ranging from biologists, artists, architects, engineers, and more — to learn about the cutting edge of biotech.
Pictured: Shaun Moshasha, Founder of Open Bio Labs and partner on BioSP@CE
3D-printing was a popular topic of discussion. An early-stage experiment that prints human organs could possibly solve the organ-donor shortage problem. The video also shows a patient who received an engineered kidney, who is now healthy 10 years later.
This semi-intelligent slime mold seemed to be everyone’s favorite topic of the evening. Inspired by biological design and self-organizing systems, artist Heather Barnett co-creates with the microorganism to produce prints, digital animations, and more.
Provocative and inspiring, we watched a video from Mitchell Joachim presenting his vision for sustainable, organic architecture. These eco-friendly homes can be grown from plants, trees, and even meat!
SP@CE welcomed over 50 UVA students through HackCville, an organization that prepares students for careers in startups and entrepreneurship.
Students were eager to learn about what SP@CE is doing to build innovation infrastructure and what it’s like to work at a startup company.
CBIC Tech Tour
The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) hosted their annual Tech Tour for middle to high school students to introduce them to the region’s technology companies. Miller School students stopped by SP@CE to learn about innovation, startups, and building an innovation district.
- VA Entrepreneurial Challenge: Saturday 10/15 – Sunday 10/16
- Charlottesville Angel Network: Sunday 10/16 – Monday 10/17
- Cville Entrepreneurs and Expresso: Tuesday 10/18
- What’s Your Future Hold? Future Careers Roundtable: Wednesday 10/19
- Being a Student-Entrepreneur and Getting Funded: Thursday 10/27