Crypto Startup BitPay Files to Become Federally Regulated US Bank

Blockchain | Fintech

According to a Dec. 8 legal notice published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, BitPay has applied to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to organize a federally regulated bank, dubbed the BitPay National Trust Bank, headquartered in Georgia. The news was first reported by The Block.

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Gwinnett Chamber, Comcast partner to offer grants to four local small businesses

Corporate Development

Four Gwinnett County small businesses are getting a little extra funding to help offset the impact they experienced from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Comcast Business and the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce teamed up to award $5,000 grants to The Good Manners, The Strategic Hub, Organized Chick and Revolution Teen Center. It’s part of new campaign Comcast Business is launching, called Together Towards Tomorrow, to help small businesses.

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Comcast to aid 80 Black Atlanta businesses with tech, consulting

Diversity & Inclusion

Cable giant Comcast has pledged to help 80 small Black-owned businesses in metro Atlanta with consulting, media and creative production services in the coming year through Comcast Rise. Rise is part of Comcast’s $100 million diversity, equity and inclusion initiative it launched last summer in the wake of protests over racial and economic injustice.

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GSU’s Award-Winning Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund Opens Applications

Blockchain | Business Process Management | Cloud | Corporate Development | CRM & CX | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Devops | Digital Health | Digital Media & Entertainment | Diversity & Inclusion | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | International Business | Marketing | Mobility | Product Management | Sales Leadership | Smart Energy | Southeastern Software Association | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing | Talent | Transportation Tech | Young Professionals

Georgia State’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI) just launched applications for its 2nd annual Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund (MSESF). This business accelerator program recently received the Award for Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers. The MSESF is designed to support underrepresented student, recent alumni and Georgia State community entrepreneurs with seed funding and mentorship to start and grow new ventures. The program is supported by donations from Georgia Power and Georgia State alumnus, Ahmet Bozer (‘83), a retired Executive Vice President at Coca-Cola.

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Sharecare earns 18 Digital Health Awards for virtual care platform, original COVID-19 content, and well-being engagement tools

Digital Health | Marketing

Today, Sharecare announced it was recognized in the Fall 2020 Digital Health Awards with 18 awards across its social media channels, patient engagement and education products, virtual care platform, and original content and resources, including those developed in rapid response to the pandemic.

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TwoRivers ITAD Solutions and Digicon Forensics Form Strategic Partnership

Business Process Management | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | International Business | Mobility | Product Management

TwoRivers ITAD Solutions (TIS) has partnered with Digicon Forensics to provide both digital reconstruction and forensic investigations, as well as secure data destruction and responsible recycling for businesses and individuals.

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Atlanta Retail Tech Leader Aptos Appoints Pete Sinsgalli to Fill CEO Role

Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

Buckhead, Atlanta-based Aptos, a leading retail technology provider, today announced the appointment of Pete Sinsgalli to the post of chief executive officer.

The announcement comes following Aptos’ acquisition of AI-powered price optimization leader Revionics in September 2020, and as the organizations continues to grow, supporting more than 1000 retail brands in 65 countries, including The Art of Shaving, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Family Dollar, Home Depot Mexico, Love’s Travel Stops, New Balance and Tractor Supply Co.

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Gimme Releases Gimme Key Pro Wireless DEX Adapter

Business Process Management | Data Science & Analytics | Mobility | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

Gimme, whose technology helps food service and grocery store delivery operators automate merchandising, today announced the official release of Gimme Key Pro, the company’s new wireless data exchange (DEX) adapter engineered for the direct store delivery (DSD) market that delivers short-shelf-life products to grocery and convenience stores.

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Winners of 2nd Annual “Siggie” Awards Announced

Event celebrating Atlanta’s early-stage investors went virtual this year; check presented to nonprofit re:imagine/ATL

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InSight Digital Summit 2020 Presented by Convergint Technologies

Blockchain | Business Process Management | Cloud | Corporate Development | CRM & CX | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Devops | Digital Health | Digital Media & Entertainment | Diversity & Inclusion | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | International Business | Marketing | Mobility | Product Management | Sales Leadership | Smart Energy | Southeastern Software Association | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing | Talent | Transportation Tech | Young Professionals

November 17th-19th, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM CST Daily

InSight Digital Summit, hosted by Convergint Technologies, is an exclusive virtual trade show event. This fully immersive digital summit will allow for a traditional trade show experience live from the comfort of your own home or office.

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Atlanta’s LocatorX Recognized for “Creative Ways Companies are Giving Back During COVID-19”

Digital Health | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing | Transportation Tech

LocatorX, an innovative tracking technology provider, announced today that they were named the Gold Winner of “Company Response of the Year: Creative Ways Companies are Giving Back During COVID-19” from the 2020 Customer Sales & Service Awards

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Internova Travel Group adopts health security verification platform

Digital Health

In its continued global initiative to ensure consumers can travel with confidence and stay in a safe environment, Internova Travel Group has selected digital health company Sharecare and Forbes Travel Guide as health security verification partners to validate the procedures and protocols at more than 50,000 hotels booked through its systems. The dynamic solution will help the travel industry align on a common approach, consistent protocols, and an established system of health security, say company executives.

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Starr Insurance Renews Partnership with Georgia State’s Institute for Insight

Data Science & Analytics

Starr Insurance Companies, a global insurance and financial services organization, has renewed its partnership with the Institute for Insight, a unit of Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business that brings together students, faculty and strategic partners to jointly explore how emerging technologies can be leveraged to develop new business opportunities and innovative products and services.

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Invest Atlanta Recognized for Economic Development Excellence

IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year’s most influential leaders.

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Technology Entrepreneur Ben Dyer Joins ATDC as Executive-in-Residence

Dyer was a member of the Georgia Tech Alumni Committee of 20 that spawned the creation of the ATDC in 1980.

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TER to Host Virtual Event with Past Imlay Leadership Award Recipients

Corporate Development

The Technology Executives Roundtable (TER), an organization of more than 120 Georgia technology leaders, will host Tech Leadership Lessons for 2021: Atlanta’s Tech Leaders & Former Imlay Leadership Award Recipients Share their Keys to Success in 2021. This virtual event will take place from 8-9:30 a.m. Nov. 17.

The John Imlay Leadership Award recognizes and celebrates individuals who have shown exceptional leadership on behalf of the Georgia high-tech community. It honors the late John Imlay, Jr., former chairman of Imlay Investments, who is credited with helping create two of Atlanta’s biggest tech industries – software and internet security.

During the conference, attendees will hear success stories, thoughts about future tech trends, and lessons learned from John Imlay. Additionally, event participants will be able to gain insights from these nationally recognized tech leaders and can ask questions about how to grow their organizations in the COVID-19 world and post-pandemic.

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Cooper’s Trellix Locate Helps Healthcare Facilities with Real-Time Location Capabilities

Digital Health | Infrastructure | Smart Energy

Cooper Lighting Solutions, a TAG ‘Top 40’ innovative technology company 2020, launches new IoT healthcare platform with software partner Vizzia Technologies.

Peachtree City, Georgia-based Cooper is the American subsidiary of Signify; the largest lighting company in the world with $7Bn revenue.

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IDology Appoints Christina Luttrell as CEO

Fintech | Information Security | Product Management

Widely recognized innovator and leader in identity verification takes the helm.

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The Defense Logistics Agency Tags LocatorX to Develop Automated Inventory System

Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

LocatorX begins first Phase in Project to Develop, Test and Deploy Automated Inventory Systems.

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Technology Executives Roundtable to Host Accelerating Black Entrepreneurship in Atlanta Webinar

Corporate Development | Diversity & Inclusion

The Technology Executives Roundtable (TER), an association that consists of more than 120 CEOs, CFOs and general managers in Georgia’s technology community, will feature a panel discussion on accelerating Black entrepreneurship in the Atlanta tech community. The roundtable discussion will be held virtually from 8-9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13.

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PPRO Expands Global Offering With Top Indonesian Payment Methods DOKU and OVO

Fintech | International Business | Product Management

PPRO, the world’s leading local payments platform-as-a-service, has today announced its entrance into the Indonesian market. The new integration of popular Indonesian payment methods DOKU and OVO unlocks the simplest, most efficient access to Southeast Asia’s largest e-commerce market.

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NCR teams up with Microsoft to keep millions of IoT edge devices at retail stores, restaurants and banks running

Cloud | CRM & CX | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | International Business

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a software and services leader for the retail, restaurant and banking industries, today announced a collaboration with Microsoft to power NCR Digital Connected Services (DCS).

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The ABM Agency Featured on Entrepreneur

Digital Media & Entertainment | Marketing

The ABM Agency’s Vincent DeCastro recently wrote a piece for, titled “6 Skill Sets Every B2B Marketing Team Should Have On Its Roster.”

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From Disruption to Reimagining – Creating Positive Change

Cloud | Education/STEM | Information Security

Join the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) for a stimulating conversation as we reimagine the future of education.

September 29, 3:00pm – 4:15pm

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