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Why Diversity Matters in STEM

Industry: Other
Focus: Education/STEM
Type: Education/Institution
Location: Midtown Atlanta

Diversity in STEM matters significantly and on so many levels. African-American men face unique challenges.  Georgia Tech’s Gary May, dean of the College of Engineering, explains that when capable students’ talents go undeveloped, this represents a loss for both the individual and society. Read more: http://amplifier.gatech.edu/articles/2015/05/why-diversity-matters-stem

Sumo Robot League: Robots & Sports Spark STEM Interest

Industry: Other
Focus: Education/STEM
Type: Education/Institution
Location: Greater Augusta

The skills gap is real, folks. Only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in mathematics and interested in a STEM career. Only 30 percent of high school seniors who took the ACT test were cleared for college-level sciences. That’s a problem. Robotics has proved to be a …

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The Search for Life in the Solar System

Industry: Other
Focus: Education/STEM
Type: Education/Institution
Location: Midtown Atlanta

Scientists are getting ready to take giant leaps in their search for life in our solar system, and Georgia Tech researchers are playing key roles in that momentous journey. Read more here: http://www.news.gatech.edu/2017/02/22/search-life-solar-system

Georgia State University’s High-Tech Facility Boosts Biomedical Discoveries

Industry: Health IT
Focus: Education/STEM
Type: Education/Institution
Location: Downtown Atlanta

  According to the Georgia Research Alliance, Georgia State University is making big breakthroughs in healthcare research at its relatively new Institute of Biomedical Sciences. Catch the full story here > http://gra.org/view/special/featured_discoveries/view_video/&curvideo=19  

Skyer: Use technology to maximize the destination experience

Industry: Other
Focus: Education/STEM
Location: Greater Atlanta

The next generation of parking and transit technology should incorporate local city and university apps, as well as complementary services such as Lyft, Uber, Ride Amigos, and Google Transit to improve the consumer experience and increase ridership and usage rates. “Everything we do in parking and transit boils down to one very simple and straightforward concept: How Do I Maximize the Journey to Destination Experience?” Mitch Skyer, president of Atlanta-based Passio Technologies, asked. “In other words, ‘I’ve got somewhere to go, so what’s the fastest, simplest, cheapest way for me to get there with the least amount of hassle?’”

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How to Raise Millions Outside of Silicon Valley

Industry: Financial Technology
Focus: Funding/Investment
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Greater Atlanta

Cardlytics founders Lynne Laube and Scott Grimes share the secrets to raising millions in VC funding outside of Silicon Valley.

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Finance Roundtable: Preparing Your Exit Strategy

Industry: Financial Technology
Focus: Funding/Investment
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Greater Atlanta

On February 9, Cresa Atlanta and CPA firm Habif, Arogeti & Wynne (HA&W), LLP hosted a round table discussion of “exit strategies”—how business owners can prepare their businesses for eventual sale. Three speakers—Stephen Sonenshine, partner, transaction advisory services at BDO; Don Bravaldo, CPA and managing partner at Bravaldo Capital Advisors; …

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Micro C announces successful early-seed round capital raise

Industry: Other
Focus: Funding/Investment
Type: Education/Institution
Location: Savannah/Coastal Georgia

Micro C, a Savannah-based medical device startup founded by a Georgia Tech graduate, said it successfully raised $260,000 in its early-seed funding round. Micro C, one of the Advanced Technology Development Center’s ATDC Accelerate startup portfolio companies, developed an all-in-one, hand-held X-ray and digital camera for surgeons and physicians treating …

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Augusta’s local startup puzzle is coming together

Industry: Other
Focus: Funding/Investment
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Greater Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA– November 21, 2016–The Greater Augusta area is home to a large variety of technology and “tech-enabled” companies in the Richmond, Burke, Columbia, McDuffie, and other surrounding counties that make up the region. Now a massive new infusion of high-tech professionals drawn to Fort Gordon’s growing cybersecurity operations is …

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TAG Radio: Bytes for Bites in Full Swing

Industry: Communication Services
Focus: Funding/Investment
Type: Education/Institution
Location: Statewide

Sarah Jackson, manager of corporate partnerships at Georgia Food Bank Association, dishes on the 2nd annual Bytes for Bites food drive competition.

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A Look at the Georgia FinTech Ecosystem

Industry: Financial Technology
Focus: General Business
Type: TAG
Location: Downtown Atlanta

Introduction Did you know that the state of Georgia is the epicenter of the payments industry, a key economic component of the worldwide financial services industry? According to The Nilson Report, there were over 135 billion payment card transactions in 2011, representing about $2.3 trillion in total consumer and commercial …

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Designing an Effective Sharepoint Governance Plan

Industry: Financial Technology
Focus: General Business
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Greater Atlanta

Microsoft SharePoint’s powerful capabilities and user-friendliness have made it an indispensable tool for organizations world-wide. But like any tool, it can only be truly effective if it is well-maintained; this is where governance comes in. Every successful SharePoint implementation must include a robust governance plan that is followed, enforced, and …

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How to improve your Receivables position with better risk analysis

Industry: Financial Technology
Focus: General Business
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Greater Atlanta

If you drive a car then you know what a dashboard is. There are two main gauges that we are all very familiar with – the speedometer and the fuel gauge.   The other gauges we don’t usually take much notice of.   It is a similar story if you are running …

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