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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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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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IOTGA: Venture Capitalists Invest in IoT

Industry: Communication Services
Focus: Funding/Investment
Type: Business Enterprise

  According to PitchBook, investors see a great deal of value behind the Internet of Things: Since the beginning of 2012, 920 VC investors have participated in at least one of 674 deals for US-based IoT companies, according to the PitchBook Platform. Roughly 48% of the capital has gone to …

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Rental Landscape Undergoing Major Disruption

Industry: Logistics Technology
Focus: Funding/Investment
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Cobb

Airbnb is once again causing seismic shifts in the rental and hospitality game, one peaceful takeover at a time. The company in recent weeks has acquired adtech platform AdBasis, U.K. accessibity home-rental database Accomable, and social payments startup Tilt, enabling it to engage the latest interactive marketing, accessibility, and financial services technology to …

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Enhancing Private Equity Manager Selection

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

The importance of selecting top quartile private equity funds has never been more clear – there is a significant cost of not being in these funds and historically those below the top quartile have not materially outperformed public markets. eVestment  has released an award-winning whitepaper that explores the research and data …

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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