NXTCOMM CTO Speaking at SSPI Southeast Chapter on Sept. 23

Infrastructure | Mobility | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing | Transportation Tech

Carl Novello, who leads antenna development for Atlanta-based NXT Communications Corp., will discuss advances in electronically phased antenna designs crucial for true broadband connectivity in this free virtual meeting.

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The next step in speed — experience 2 Gig now with the Google Fiber Trusted Tester program

Digital Media & Entertainment | Infrastructure

Google Fiber announced a new 2 Gig internet plan today — bringing even more bandwidth and speed to customers in internet-intensive households who may need more than a gig to do their thing, whatever that may be. Google Fiber is looking for people to help test 2 Gig, starting in Nashville and Huntsville next month and in other Google Fiber cities — including Atlanta — later this fall.

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Digital Safety Net Helps Georgia Small Businesses Survive During COVID-19

Data Science & Analytics | Marketing | Product Management | Young Professionals

Digitally Driven shows that nationally small businesses that embraced digital tools the earliest – “Digital Drivers” – expect 4x better revenue for 2020 compared to “Digital Maintainers,” those who are generally skeptical of digital tools’ value and typically use only a few basic tools such as email and perhaps a website. In Georgia, 40% of small businesses are digital drivers compared to 35% nationally with a predicted 10.76% in revenue reduction compared to an expected 16% reduction in revenue nationally.

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Robinson College of Business Graduate Enrollment Surges 78 Percent; Incoming Class is Largest, Most Diverse in its History

Diversity & Inclusion | Talent | Young Professionals

The incoming class of graduate students at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business is the largest and most diverse group ever to enroll in its advanced-level programs.

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2nd Annual “Siggie” Awards Announce Call for Nominations

Corporate Development | Digital Media & Entertainment

Event celebrating Atlanta’s early-stage investors now accepting nominations through September 30; portion of sponsorships will support re:imagine/ATL.

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Rev.io Announces Significant Growth Equity Investment from Primus Capital

Cloud | Corporate Development | Fintech | Mobility

Recapitalization will support Rev.io’s ambitious growth goals for its market-leading billing and customer management platform serving communications and technology providers.

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Deluxe Selects Metro Atlanta for New FinTech Innovation Center and Offices, Will Create Over 700 Jobs

Business Process Management | Fintech

Deluxe will establish a new office complex along with a FinTech and Customer Innovation Center in the City of Sandy Springs in Fulton County. Deluxe will create 709 new jobs and invest more than $10 million in the metro Atlanta project.

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UYOA Virtual Cyber Security Student/Student Apprentice Job Fair

Blockchain | Cloud | Corporate Development | Data Science & Analytics | Digital Media & Entertainment | Diversity & Inclusion | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | Mobility | Southeastern Software Association | Talent | Young Professionals

Join United Youth Of America (UYOA), at 10am – 2pm EST, Friday, September 18, 2020, for the live Virtual Student/Apprentice JobFair. Book your time slots to meet and interview and hire the students of UYOA face-to-face. Meet the Cyber Security students and interview them live. Find students who may be your future employee or student apprentice. If you are a Cobb County Georgia Company or Enterprise, we have the funding available now. Your company will receive a six-month payroll reimbursement for staffing our students for an apprenticeship or hiring our graduates. Register for your time, pick which (one hour) time slot would you prefer to interview the UYOA students on Friday, September 18, 2020.

https://bit.ly/uyoavirtualjobfair

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Stratix Corporation Works with School Districts to Provide Devices and Technology Support for the 2020-2021 School Year

Mobility | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing | Transportation Tech

With schools across the country starting the 2020-2021 year remotely, many districts are still working to provide devices, connectivity and support to students and teachers for successful distance learning. Stratix Corporation, a leading provider of Managed Mobility Services (MMS) in the U.S., is working with schools and districts throughout the country to provide Chromebook and tablet packages, that are ready to go “out-of-the-box”, backed with advance replacement repair services and a student help desk to create a successful and sustainable 1:1 technology program.

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GT Software’s Director of z Systems Dusty Rivers Wins IBM Champions Lifetime Achievement Award

Corporate Development | Devops | Fintech

GT Software, a mainframe modernization software company, announces today that Dusty Rivers, the company’s Director of z Systems Software: IMS & CICS, has been selected to win the very first IBM Champions Lifetime Achievement Award for Z.

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RAISE Forum Seeks In-Revenue Southern Startup Applicants

Corporate Development

Emory-Goizueta Led Event Makes Call for Startups Seeking Funding between $500 Thousand and $5 Million; Applications Close September 25th

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ConnectALL Announces Support for Business Outcomes in Its Value Stream Management Solutions

Devops

The ConnectALL VSM solution will now give business leaders even greater ability to manage and achieve business outcomes by connecting OKR tools to their value streams.

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Artis Changes Consumer Financing for Businesses

Fintech

Artis introduced Artis Credit, a platform for businesses to offer unique loan options direct-to-consumer with no start-up cost and minimal risk.

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American Express to Acquire Kabbage

Fintech

Acquisition Will Expand American Express’ Digital Cash Flow Management Offerings for Small Businesses

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Zillow Group Makes Greater Atlanta its Southeastern Hub, Creates 200 Jobs

Corporate Development | Fintech

Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Zillow Group, the largest portfolio of real estate brands on the web, has named the metro Atlanta area its Southeastern hub, bringing nearly 200 jobs to the area.

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50 Technology Councils Across the U.S. Urge Passage of Legislation To Expand Rural Broadband Access

Infrastructure

A group of the nation’s leading technology associations sent a joint letter to Congressional leadership urging the passage of two crucial pieces of legislation that will help connect families in unserved areas to high-speed broadband internet.

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Advanced Technology Development Center Seeks Healthcare Technology Applicants for September 2020 ATDC Venture Showcase

Digital Health

Twelve Georgia-based healthcare technology companies will be selected to virtually pitch to venture capitalists and investors.

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Global FinTech PPRO Announces $50 Million Funding Round Led by Sprints Capital, Citi Ventures and HPE Growth

Fintech

PPRO, the world’s leading local payments platform-as-a-service, reports today the closing of a USD $50 million financing round led by Sprints Capital with participation from existing Citi Ventures and HPE Growth. PPRO will use the funds to scale the organization and accelerate strategic growth plans for its global platform.

The move comes on the heels of a period of growth, with an 85% increase in transaction volume from last year, highlighting the exponential opportunities for cross-border e-commerce amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Due in part to a massive digital shift in e-commerce consumer behavior, PPRO is now processing an annual run rate of USD $9 billion in payment transaction volume.

PPRO has already grown the size of its team by 25% since the beginning of the year. The majority of these new hires are positioned to strengthen PPRO’s three product development centers in Germany, Singapore and Brazil; teams which are focused on delivering high-quality integrations to popular payment methods in key e-commerce markets across Europe, APAC and the Americas.

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Coalition of Startup Advocates Voice Strong Support for IGNITE American Innovation Act

Blockchain | Business Process Management | Cloud | CRM & CX | Data Science & Analytics | Digital Health | Digital Media & Entertainment | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | Marketing | Mobility | Product Management | Smart Energy | Southeastern Software Association | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing | Transportation Tech | Young Professionals

A coalition of advocates for the startup ecosystem today expressed their strong support for the IGNITE American Innovation Act, introduced by Reps. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN). The coalition organizations include: The National Venture Capital Association, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, TechNet, AdvaMed, Center for American Entrepreneurship, Medical Device Manufacturers Association, Angel Capital Association, and Technology Councils of North America.

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Google Awards $1 Million Grant to the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine to Study Racial Impact of COVID-19

Digital Health | Diversity & Inclusion

Google.org has given $1 million to Morehouse School of Medicine to study racial disparities in COVID-19. The new partnership between Google.org and the Satcher Health Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine will also include a team of Google engineers and data scientists who will work full-time over the next six months to support the project.

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PPRO announces 85% volume growth despite pandemic, accelerates plans with new investment from Sprints and Citi

Corporate Development | Fintech | International Business

PPRO, the world’s leading local payments platform-as-a-service, reports today an 85% increase in transaction volume from last year, highlighting the exponential opportunities for cross-border e-commerce amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Due in part to a massive digital shift in e-commerce consumer behavior, PPRO is now processing an annual run rate of USD 9bn in payment transaction volume.

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Local Company Plays Well with Global Tech Giants: AMI Joins HPE and Industry Partners in the Open Distributed Infrastructure Management (ODIM) Initiative for Simplified 5G Deployment

Cloud | CRM & CX | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Devops | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | International Business | Smart Energy | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing | Transportation Tech | Young Professionals

AMI® (ami.com), a local Gwinnett County-based technology firm joins HPE and Industry Partners in the Open Distributed Infrastructure Management (ODIM) Initiative for Simplified 5G Deployment. AMI is best known for its BIOS firmware that boots computers and servers, and for its BMC firmware that is found in data centers worldwide. ODIM is an open source initiative that will simplify the management of geographically distributed infrastructure and address some of the more challenging issues telco providers confront when deploying 5G networks. The primary objective of ODIM is to harmonize the vast amount of hardware from a multitude of vendors to ensure interoperability across a multitude of sites and across multiple networks. AMI is contributing to the manageability aspect of ODIM with AMI Composer (ami.com/composer), a robust hyperscale node, rack and POD management system for both traditional and telco cloud infrastructure.

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Now Accepting Applications for Pitch for Purpose Startup Competition

Blockchain | Cloud | CRM & CX | Data Science & Analytics | Digital Health | Digital Media & Entertainment | Diversity & Inclusion | Fintech | Mobility | Smart Energy | Transportation Tech | Young Professionals

PITCH FOR PURPOSE is a startup competition celebrating social entrepreneurs and their ideas that will change the world. Finalists will get the opportunity to pitch their venture for a chance to win $15,000.

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Four Out of Five Tech Executives Are Planning for the Return to the Office

Corporate Development | Information Security | Infrastructure | Marketing | Sales Leadership | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

Survey of Georgia technology leaders finds only 31% of executives plan to implement COVID-19 testing for employees, but most will require masks

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