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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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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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