Business and Technology Trends

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What is a Wet Lab?

With new lab space for biotech coming to the Roanoke and New River Valleys, you may be hearing more about wet and dry lab space. But what’s the difference between […]

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What is a Dry Lab?

There are exciting developments happening within the technology community. New lab space coming to the region to foster more research and innovation in biotech. With the proposed uptick in jobs […]

A word from Reed Kennedy

How do you get people to buy what you have to sell, and not buy your competitors’??? Our minds typically go to marketing, but before marketing happens, company strategies need […]

A word from Karen Jackson

It’s September, Typically the time kids head back to school and “pumpkin spice” makes its annual resurgence. But September 2020 is anything but typical, and despite best attempts to define a “new” […]

VIC, RBTC, & RAMP Form Strategic Alliance

Valleys Innovation Council (VIC), Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council (RBTC), and the Regional Accelerator and Mentoring Program (RAMP) today announced they are joining forces in a strategic alliance. The new alliance will […]

A word from Randy Lowman, President, The Lattitude Group

Conquering the Curve “Anyone can go fast in a straight line, but it takes skill to go fast through corners.” -Michael Schumacher I own a “vintage” 1990 Mazda Miata and […]

A word from Sarah Phillips, RBTC Membership Coordinator, RAMP Project Manager

These last few months have certainly presented challenges; many I would never have considered in my lifetime. The amount of uncertainty can make one wonder what the new “normal” will […]

A word from John S. Phillips, President, RBTC

ENGAGEMENT Crazy times necessitate some crazy solutions! We now find that our homes are our offices, remote working is considered the new normal and isolation is an appreciated norm – […]

A word from Allan Tsang, Founder, 88Owls

As I am writing this, I realize that many of you are responsible for or involved in leading a company through the COVID19 crisis and recovery.  You carry a burden […]

A word from Jeff Smith, CEO, Voltage Leadership Consulting

“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands […]