Virginia Tech Foundation, Carilion Clinic Form Venture Capital Fund

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Nearly two years after the creation of the VTC Innovation Fund, the Virginia Tech Foundation and Carilion Clinic have again partnered to create the VTC Seed Fund, a $7 million venture capital fund, to facilitate additional pathways for innovative products and technologies to be commercialized.

Unlike the VTC Innovation Fund, which provides larger investments for established growth-stage companies, the VTC Seed Fund is intended to provide smaller investments ranging from $100,000 to $150,000 to earlier-stage, higher risk companies.

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Partnership Hosts Career Event with Students and Employers

What do Virginia Tech students and Roanoke Region companies have in common?

They want to connect on the same career paths.

The Roanoke Regional Partnership hosted an on-campus career event at Virginia Tech on Nov. 15, connecting several dozen students and businesses. The pilot workshop – Hike Our Career Paths – targeted engineering and computer science majors and helped them meet business leaders in construction, building design, advanced manufacturing, local government, and mechanical engineering.

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Roanoke Regional Partnership Earns Best in Show at PRSA Summit Awards

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The Roanoke Regional Partnership’s in-house creative team earned four Summit Awards from PRSA Blue Ridge, including Best in Show for a campaign, at the annual event Nov. 9, 2018, at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. The Summit Awards recognize the best in public relations work in western Virginia.   

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State Economic Developers Visit Region

The Roanoke Regional Partnership hosted a group of economic developers from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership for two days this month. The goal of the visit was to showcase the Roanoke Region’s assets for technology, service, and manufacturing companies.

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