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Friday, April 12 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Connecting Virginia’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, presented by CIT

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Virginia is committed to expanding support for entrepreneurs and research commercialization - with a focus on regional diversity. Deputy Secretary of Commerce & Trade, Robby Demeria, will lead an effort for Gov. Northam to consolidate and maximize the benefits of existing programs and recommend new ones. This session will be the first in a series of town hall meetings across the Commonwealth to gather information and recommendations for this important process.

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Ed Albrigo

CEO, Center for Innovative Technology
Ed Albrigo is President and CEO of the Center of Innovative Technology (CIT) in Virginia. Ed leads CIT in its mission to accelerate innovation commercialization, and entrepreneurship. Under Ed’s leadership, CIT launched new programs in areas such as cyber security, unmanned systems... Read More →
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Robby Demeria

Deputy Secretary of Commerce & Trade for Technology, Office of the Governor
Robby Demeria was appointed Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade for Technology on July 2, 2018. In this new role created following the reorganization of the state’s technology office, Demeria works closely with the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority and guides... Read More →

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