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Georgia State Physicist Gets $400,000 Grant to Study Solar Energy Conversion

Industry: Smart Energy
Focus: Education/STEM
Type: Education/Institution
Location: Downtown Atlanta

Dr. Gary Hastings, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University, has received a two-year, $400,000 federal grant to study solar energy conversion in photosynthesis. The goal of this project, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences, is …

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Introducing Georgia Pathways STEM Magazine

Industry: Communication Services
Focus: Education/STEM
Type: Education/Institution
Location: Statewide

Announcing the official release of the first issue of the Georgia Pathways STEM Magazine, a monthly education resource for Georgia students and supports of education!

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RECODE’S Kara Swisher Talks Tech at Turner

Industry: Digital Media/Entertainment
Focus: Education/STEM
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Midtown Atlanta

  Turner, along with Ladies in Tech at Turner (LiTT) and the company’s Global Technology & Operations (GTO) organization, teamed up to host tech journalist and entrepreneur Kara Swisher to discuss a wide range of topics including diversity in the tech industry, and Atlanta as an emerging tech hub.   …

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Winner of 2018 InVenture at Georgia Tech Announced

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

On Wednesday night, six teams went head to head for Georgia Tech’s 2018 InVenture prize; this annual competition fosters creativity, invention & entrepreneurship as students create devices that make our lives safer or more efficient. Kolby Hanley, materials science and engineering major, won Georgia Tech’s InVenture Prize for a first-of-its-kind aiming device for competitive …

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GT: Aircraft Microbiome Much Like That of Homes and Offices, Study Finds

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

  What does flying in a commercial airliner have in common with working at the office or relaxing at home? According to a new study, the answer is the microbiome – the community of bacteria found in homes, offices and aircraft cabins. Believed to be the first to comprehensively assess …

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Georgia Pathways STEM Magazine Explores STEM Advocacy

Industry: Communication Services
Focus: Education/STEM
Type: TAG-Ed
Location: Midtown Atlanta

The Technology Association of Georgia Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) is pleased to join forces with the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) to deliver a new publication designed to uniquely connect educators, business leaders, community partners and students. Each month, this publication will bring to you the stories, thought leadership narratives and valuable tools that can …

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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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