Stay Smart with your Smart Devices: IoT & Cybersecurity

by Andrea Lucas

Post written by Joel Scharlat, IVEA Consulting [The following is an adapted excerpt of a previously posted blog article. The full post can be read here.] Now that the holidays are behind us, we can begin to slowly wean ourselves off peppermint mochas, candy canes, and hot chocolate. For anyone who received a smart anything this […]

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MilAdvisor Helps Increase Access to Capital for Startups

by Andrea Lucas

Post written by Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun Economic Development A survey of more than 1,000 entrepreneurs in 43 countries found that the elements of the ecosystem of greatest concern to entrepreneurs are funding and finance, human resources, and market opportunity. With funding and finance topping the list of concerns for small businesses, it’s important that Loudoun County […]

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New Interagency Program Links Technology Companies and State Government

by Andrea Lucas

Shared by Conaway B. Haskins III, Extension Specialist, Economic & Entrepreneurial Development; Virginia Cooperative Extension | Virginia Tech Richmond Center On Monday, November 27, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) has partnered with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) to research, share and evaluate businesses who have made advancements in information technology (IT) that may be […]

The Near Future of Drones in Loudoun and Beyond

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun County Economic Development To see other articles by Vanessa, click here Loudoun County is working to establish itself as an early adopter in the unmanned aerial systems space by attracting companies that manufacture, operate and support drones. Although the industry focus is new for many jurisdictions, Loudoun has already had almost a dozen […]

Rapid Mobile Application Prototyping

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Tim Reichert, EnergySherlock Mobile Application (MA) growth will total some 210 billion annual installs on users’ devices between 2016 and 2020, and generate an estimated $57 billion in direct revenue to MA developers (source International Data Corporation). MA’s have been successful in solving a wide variety of consumer and business challenges in all major […]

How Will Blockchain Impact Your Future?

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Loudoun Tech Coalition committee member, Joel Scharlat, President, IVEA Consulting The most recent Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Technology Coalition event highlighted the growing trend of Smart Cities. These networked cities are emerging all over the world and Loudoun is lucky to have one in our own backyard – Loudoun’s first stop on […]

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Get Out and TECH!

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun County Economic Development To see other articles by Vanessa, click here Some of the best technology-enabled firms started with a few people in a basement. The importance of putting your nose down and getting to work cannot be overstated; however, networking and building a community should not be ignored by technologists. Research released […]

Innovation Starts in the Classroom

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun County Economic DevelopmentTo see other articles by Vanessa, click here For the past several years, one of the greatest challenges faced by organizations in the DMV has been acquiring talent. While Virginia boasts the second highest concentration of technology workers in the country, the fast growth of our firms and influx of new […]

Are smart cities walking a tightrope between utopia and chaos?

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun County Economic DevelopmentTo see other articles by Vanessa, click here The Loudoun Technology Coalition received a great response from the community regarding last month’s event, “How Smart Cities Will Make Your Business Smarter”. Over 60 attendees met for a discussion featuring speakers from Amazon Web Services and 22 Capital Partners. The topic focused on […]

WannaCry? How to Prevent Your Data

by Andrea Lucas

Carlo Espiritu, Principal, Triple Point Security Regardless of which circles you run in, cybersecurity and cloud security events permeate our lives.  In May, the WannaCry ransomware infected over 200,000 computers across the globe, disrupting healthcare, telecommunications, transportation, among other industries.  There are ongoing investigations for alleged state-sponsored cyber attacks designed to meddle with last year’s […]

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