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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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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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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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The Journey to Supply Chain Excellence

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

Businesses in 2015 still have the common pursuit of growing revenues, profits, and market space, and leading companies are relying on building collaborative relationships in their extended supply chains to meet these goals in a responsible and sustainable way. Building powerful and more intimate relationships, extending across a critical mass …

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Transforming Sales With Predictive Analytics

Industry: Big Data/Mission Critical Services
Focus: General Business
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Greater Atlanta

This paper outlines how a modern sales and business leader, who is continuously challenged to find the right formula of people and process to maximize productivity, can improve time to revenue and get greater insight to business performance by using predictive analytics. Learn more at: http://www.sellingpower.com/content/video/?mid=908/transforming-sales-with-predictive-analytics 

5 ways to tell if your employer is developing women leaders

Industry: Other
Focus: General Business
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Statewide

In this editorial, Erin Rhoda, questions companies’ commitment to hiring women leaders. She provides evidence in the amount of college graduates who are women versus men. She also offers what companies should be doing to make sure women feel motivated to excel within the company. Read more at Bangor Daily …

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Listening – the Key to Your Social Media Success

Industry: Interactive Marketing
Focus: General Business
Type: TAG
Location: Greater Atlanta

Most companies are adept at posting messages to social media and responding to inquiries or issues directed to or about them, but actively listening to social chatter provides insight into consumer attitudes about brands and competitors that can truly guide effective sales and marketing strategies. Read more at EMarketing and …

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Social Media Listening: Your Window To The Market’s Heartbeat

Industry: Interactive Marketing
Focus: General Business
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Greater Atlanta

Consumer-to-consumer communication is the most trusted form of messaging. Companies are missing out on the times when consumers passively mention them. Mining social media for marketing intelligence draws on thoughtful planning and precise execution. http://www.cmo.com/articles/2015/4/7/passive-social-media-your-window-to-the-markets-heartbeat.html