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Cary Oliva Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in on November 30, 2016

In an interview by Cville Niche, Cary Oliva described herself “super creative.” Indeed, Cary consistently looks for channels to express her creativity. While enjoying photography and fine arts, she also creates through functional art, or what she calls “the cool looking things with functions”. After moving...

Dana Goldsmith Volunteer Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in on October 25, 2016

Dana is an experienced professional in the Internet software industry with a focus on the e-commerce space. She has been part of 6 start-up businesses within the e-commerce industry and spent thirteen years working with some of the most brilliant minds in Seattle and Silicon Valley. The fast-paced, challenging, and idea-generating...

Audrey Reid Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in on October 25, 2016

Audrey Reid a Gastronomical Chemist and founder of Imbibe Solutions, a local laboratory that conducts quality control testing for breweries and wineries. She has always been fascinated by the science and culture of food, which eventually led her to studying fermented beverages in grad school. Audrey never thought she would...

Whole Foods Market Showcase

Posted by Waverly Davis in Events on October 12, 2016

Thank you to Whole Foods Market Charlottesville for hosting our Showcase. View photos of the event on our Facebook page. 

Cristina Ailes Volunteer Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in on September 27, 2016

Cristina Ailes has many identities - she is the founder of and interior designer for Attainable Spaces, an Environmental Scientist at her day job, and a diligent student on the way to becoming a multi-certified professional. Cristina graduated from the CIC Entrepreneur Training Workshop along with her partner, Meredith Alden,...

Carolyn Schuyler Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in on September 27, 2016

Carolyn is a psychotherapist with a passion for the restorative and healing benefits of being in nature. She has been working to launch Wildrock, an innovative outdoor center that offers visitors the joys of playing on a natural playscape, hiking a discovery trail, and camping in novelty tents.  It...

Philippe Sommer Volunteer Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Volunteer Profile on August 30, 2016

Philippe Sommer grew up in New York City before getting his BA and MBA.  Philippe first started his business career in the corporate world at Pfizer. Later as an investor running a Venture Capital Fund, Philippe started at Oppenheimer where he was involved in the funding and management in...

Arley Cakes Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Entrepreneur Profile on August 25, 2016

Arley Arrington is the owner of and creative genius behind Arley Cakes, a business that caters custom baked goods for birthdays, parties, meetings, weddings, or even, as she says, “just because.” She ultimately aspires to empower women from low income areas through job opportunities and mentoring experiences, but...

Lee Elberson Volunteer Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Volunteer Profile on July 14, 2016

Lee Elberson is an owner of Clayborne Education and Champion Tutoring. He also founded Prepopatumus, an education technology company that provides college preparation for under-resourced high school students. Lee began as a participant of CIC’s Spring 2014 workshop and his passion for helping others led him to get...

Bill Hess Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Entrepreneur Profile on July 14, 2016

Bill Hess is the founder of Evolution Glass, a business that designs and produces countertops and tables using 100% locally sourced recycled bottle glass. His 25 years of professional experience in art and engineering has led to the success of his unique and stunning designs. Evolution Glass is one of only 4 solid...

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