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19th Annual RBTC TechNite Awards Ceremony Recipients Announced
May 3, 2018
The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council was pleased to honor a talented group of companies and individuals at its annual TechNite awards banquet held, for the first time in the history of the event, in the New River Valley at the Inn at Virginia Tech, on May 3, 2018…


RAMP Regional Accelerator Announces Selection of Second Cohort for RAMP-in-Residence at RBTC TechNite 2018
May 2, 2018
Eight high-potential startups have been selected to participate in the second RAMP-in-Residence business acceleration cohort. The eight companies were chosen for their ability to expand and create jobs within the STEM-H field. The program launches May 15, 2018, in the renovated Gill Memorial Building in downtown Roanoke…


RBTC Announces Nominees for 19th Annual TechNite Awards Ceremony
April 20, 2018
The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council is pleased to announce the nominees for its 19th annual TechNite awards banquet, to be held at the Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center on May 3, 2018. Nominations have been accepted for awards in seven categories…


Delta Dental of Virginia Contributes $30,000 to RAMP to Foster Innovation in Region
February 27, 2018
Delta Dental of Virginia has contributed $30,000 to the Regional Acceleration and Mentoring Program (RAMP) to support innovation and entrepreneurship in the Roanoke and New River valleys…


19th Annual RBTC TechNite Awards Ceremony Speaker Announced
February 26, 2018
The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council is pleased to announce that the 19th annual TechNite awards ceremony will be held in Blacksburg, at the Inn at Virginia Tech, for the first time in the history of the event. Along with an exciting change of venue, we are also elated to announce that our Guest Speaker…


RAMP Regional Accelerator Awards VOLATIA $5,000 Job-Creation Prize
January 9, 2018
The language translation company was selected by its peers as having the greatest potential to create jobs in our region over the next 10 years…


RAMP Regional Accelerator Demo Day 2017
September 5, 2017
A first-of-its kind Demo Day and reception is being hosted by the Regional Acceleration and Mentoring Program (RAMP) on September 11. This event is designed to showcase the inaugural RAMP program cohort companies…


RBTC Announces Selection of First Cohort for RAMP-in-Residence Program
May 15, 2017
Six high-potential startups have been selected to serve in the inaugural cohort at RAMP (Regional Acceleration and Mentoring Program), a business accelerator program in downtown Roanoke…


18th Annual RBTC TechNite Awards Ceremony Recipients Announced
April 21, 2017
The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council was pleased to honor a talented group of companies and individuals at its annual TechNite awards banquet, which was held at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center on April 21, 2017…


Hagmaier Donor Advised Fund to be First to Sponsor RAMP Team Room
March 31, 2017
Jonathan Hagmaier has pledged to donate to the RAMP Accelerator opening in downtown Roanoke later this year. The total contribution of $46,000 will be made payable over the next two years…


RBTC Announces Nominees for 18th Annual TechNite Awards Ceremony
March 29, 2017
The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council is pleased to announce the nominees for its 18th annual TechNite awards banquet, to be held at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center on April 21, 2017…


RBTC Announces Appointment of New President & CEO
March 18, 2017
The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council (RBTC) / Roanoke Blacksburg Innovation Network (RBIN) announces the appointment of Robert McAden as their new President & CEO…


Spilman Law Firm Pledges $5,000 as RAMP Ignitor Contributor
March 13, 2017
The law firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC will donate $5,000 as a RAMP Ignitor Contributor in support of the new RAMP technology business accelerator opening in downtown Roanoke…


RAMP Regional Accelerator to Recruit High-Potential Startup Companies to the Region
January 16, 2017
Entrepreneurs who want to speed up their companies’ growth are encouraged to apply to become the next participants of the RAMP-in-Residence business accelerator program…


Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council to Host First Job Fair
August 29, 2016
A first-of-its kind job fair is being hosted by the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council (RBTC) and Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business on September 7. Designed to connect local area talent to the regional business community, the event will kick off the fall 2016 job fair season…


17th Annual RBTC TechNite Awards Ceremony Winners Announced
April 26, 2016

The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council was pleased to honor a talented group of companies and individuals at its annual TechNite awards banquet, which was held at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center on April 22, 2016.

Nominations were accepted for six awards: STEM-H Educator, Entrepreneur, Innovator, Regional Leadership, and Rising Star. Nominees were narrowed down to groups of ten finalists in each category and then a confidential committee of RBTC members chose award winners. The committee was also charged with naming the nominees for the People’s Choice Award, as well as the nominees and winner of the Ruby Award, which recognizes a brilliant and valuable asset to the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.


RBTC Announces Nominees for Annual TechNite Awards Ceremony
April 7, 2016
Nominations have been accepted for awards in six categories: STEM-H Educator, Entrepreneur, Innovator, Regional Leadership, and Rising Star. Several dozen excellent candidates were nominated (you can view a list of the top ten nominees for each category: here). A classified committee of RBTC members narrowed finalists for each award. The representatives were also charged with naming the nominees for two additional awards, the People’s Choice Award and the Ruby Award.


FIRST® LEGO® League to hold regional tournament at Christiansburg Middle School
Oct 16, 2015
On November 7, 2015, the Tuxedo Pandas and the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council will be partnering with Montgomery County Public Schools and other sponsors to offer a regional tournament for up to 20 teams at Christiansburg Middle School.


16th annual RBTC TechNite awards ceremony winners announced
May 9, 2015
There were 67 nominees collectively that were narrowed down to a group of finalists and winners by a confidential committee of RBTC members. The committee was also charged with naming the nominees for the People’s Choice Award, as well as the nominees and winner of the Ruby Award, which recognizes a brilliant and valuable asset to the RoanokeBlacksburg region.


Nominees for the 16th annual RBTC TechNite awards ceremony announced
April 13, 2015
Nominations were accepted for six awards: STEM Educator, Entrepreneur, Innovator, Regional Leadership, and Rising Star. There are 67 nominees collectively.


Persistent Talent Shortage May Hinder Hiring Plans of Technology Companies, New Survey by TECNA and the Roanoke – Blacksburg Technology Reveals
January 2015
Survey of 1,500-plus executives offers national, regional views on business conditions, investment plans and policy concerns.


Virginia Western Community College to host FIRST® LEGO® League teams Saturday
Nov 05, 2014
Roanoke, Virginia, (November 5, 2014) — Virginia Western Community College hosts the FIRST® LEGO® League regional tournament on Saturday, part of an international, K-12, not-for-profit organization founded to inspire young people’s interest and…

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