Local state-subsidized computer program

RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) – Several areas of our hometowns were represented in Tuesday’s announcement of more than $1.2 million in Growth and Opportunity Scholarships for Virginia (GO Virginia).

One of the four named projects was a partnership between the Virginia Tech Department of Computer Science, the Virginia Tech Office of Research and Innovation, the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, and the Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council (RBTC).

The CS/root initiative received $175,000.

This project involves creating an IT platform focused on entrepreneurship in the New River and Roanoke valleys. It aims to boost startups in the pre-launch phase and create four new companies and 24 jobs. The initiative hopes to engage 200 entrepreneurs and 40 mentors.

GO Virginia grants are intended to highlight and support efforts focused on innovative workforce development initiatives designed to expand talent pipelines in technology fields, as well as foster entrepreneurial startups, development businesses and venture capital investments.

According to Governor Glenn Youngkin, “GO Virginia allows us to invest in key projects that will enhance our economic growth by supporting workforce development and stimulating new business opportunities.”

Learn more about GO Virginia’s efforts

List of Scholarships 2022

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