CBIC announces finalists for annual awards

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council has released its list of finalists for the annual CBIC Awards Gala.

Organizations and individuals have the chance to be recognized and receive one of nine awards.

Each finalist was among those for whom nominations had been submitted by community members.

CBIC says these awards honor the most innovative organizations, startups and individuals in the area and highlight technology, innovation and entrepreneurial excellence.

The recipients will be announced during the gala on May 23 at the Paramount Theatre.

"For more than 20 years now, CBIC has celebrated education and advocated for our region's businesses and innovative entrepreneurs," said CBIC Executive Director Tracey Greene. "Charlottesville is now known for being a leader in the Commonwealth and beyond for business innovation, angel and venture capital investment, and high-wage job creation. CBIC members, sponsors and partners work year-round to nurture an atmosphere of innovation celebrated by the CBIC Awards, and now a brand for our region and to ensure Charlottesville remains a leader in tech, innovation and startups."

The finalists for each of the awards are listed below. The Educator of the year award comes with a $2,500 grant while the Student Entrepreneur will get a $1,000 grant.

CBIC Entrepreneur of the Year

- Dan Schleifer - ChartIQ - chartiq.com
- William Stilley - Adial Pharmaceuticals - adialpharma.com
- David Slutsky - Fermata Energy - fermataenergy.com

CBIC Business of the Year

- ChartIQ - chartiq.com
- Patriot Industries - patriotsas.com
- Ting - ting.com

CBIC Innovator of the Year

- Bonumose LLC - bonumose.com
- Paul Perrone - Perrone Robotics - perronerobotics.com
- Lumin - luminsmart.com

CBIC Startup of the Year

- Mission Secure, Inc. - missionsecure.com
- Agrospheres - agrospheres.com
- Bluestone Analytics - bluestoneanalytics.com

CBIC Job Creator of the Year

- S&P Global - spglobal.com
- HackCville - hackcville.com
- CoConstruct LLC - co-construct.com
- Solovis, Inc. - solovis.com

CBIC Social Good Award

- Charlottesville Angel Network - cvilleangelnetwork.net
- Charlottesville Women in Tech - cvillewomen.tech
- HackCville - hackcville.com

CBIC Educator of the Year

- Anna Green - Western Albemarle High School
- Chris Bunin - Albemarle High School
- Sarah FitzHenry - St. Anne's-Belfield School

CBIC Student Entrepreneur of the Year

- Riley - rileyapp.co
- PURPICS - purpics.com
- Minimally Invasive Spinal Technology, LLC - minspinaltech.com

The CBIC Volunteer of the Year will be announced at the gala.

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