Charlottesville Business Innovation Council announces 2020 awards

Christel Deskins

Awards recognize accomplishments in entrepreneurship Published September 11, 2020 by Sydney Lake Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) on Thursday announced winners of its 2020 CBIC awards, which honor entrepreneurship, and gifted $8,500 in scholarships and grants to three student entrepreneurs and a teacher to support entrepreneurship and science and technology […]

Awards recognize accomplishments in entrepreneurship

Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) on Thursday announced winners of its 2020 CBIC awards, which honor entrepreneurship, and gifted $8,500 in scholarships and grants to three student entrepreneurs and a teacher to support entrepreneurship and science and technology education.

Below is a list of award recipients:

  • 2020 CBIC Educator of the Year: Dominique Morse, a teacher with Albemarle County’s Murray High School and Community Public Charter School.
  • 2020 CBIC Business of the Year: Ting | Charlottesville, which works to expand fiber internet access in the region.
  • 2020 CBIC Entrepreneur of the Year: Cynthia Adams, CEO and Founder of Pearl Certification, which collects data on energy efficient and renewable energy features so that homes can appraise for more at resale or refinancing. 
  • 2020 CBIC Innovator of the Year: Welld Health, which delivers wellness programs through connected fitness trackers and devices.
  • 2020 CBIC Startup of the Year: Cardboard Live, an online gaming platform started by Wilson Hunter.
  • 2020 CBIC Student Entrepreneur of the Year: Roman Bohuk of MetaCTF, which runs custom cybersecurity training and exercises for organizations.
  • 2020 CBIC Top Job Creator: CCRi, a data science and software engineering company.
  • CBIC Partnership of the Year: New Hill Development Corporation and the Fountain Fund, which worked together on Operation Hope, which brings financial education to their client partners.
  • 2020 CBIC Volunteer of the Year: Justin Ritter, Lily Garcia Walton and Hope McCutcheon, who volunteer with the CBIC.
  • 2020 CBIC Social Good Award: Antwon Brinson of Culinary Concepts AB, a culinary school.

The $2,500 scholarships went to Maureen “Quinn” Loftus and Emma Manclark. Scholarships are awarded to two junior or senior high school students who plan to pursue education beyond high school in STEM (science, technology, engineering or math).

The CBIC serves as the Charlottesville region’s technology council and works on technology initiatives that strengthen economic development.

 

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