“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building on the new.” — Socrates
$160M more for 80 Acres Farms
80 Acres Farms has secured $160 million in a funding round led by General Atlantic and joined by Siemens Financial Services, Inc. The company intends to use the capital for continued expansion and product development. Read the interview we did with 80 Acres Farms just a couple of weeks ago.
Miami University scores tech recognition
According to a new report, Miami University ranks second in the nation for skilled technical talent. The school was rated No. 2 by skills-based assessment platform BrainFights Inc. Read the interview we did last year with Gregory Crawford, Miami University's president.
Newly formed 2046 Commission
The Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce has announced the inaugural members of its newly formed 2046 Commission. The commission was created to strengthen the foundation of Black-owned businesses and is made up of 15 regional leaders with backgrounds in economics, finance, purchasing and investing, as well as policymakers.
SoCap Accelerate taking new applications
SoCap Accelerate is opening applications for the third class in its program aimed at helping health care-related companies grow and scale. The accelerator is led by executive director Rico Grant, founder of CrownMob, a startup marketplace for Black haircare, and a longtime mentor of startups in the region.
Prosource Technologies earns honor
Prosource Technologies, the managed services division of business technology solutions provider Prosource, has been named as one of the world's premier managed service providers in the prestigious 2021 Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings.
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Announcing the 2021 Vogt Award Winners
The Community Foundation of Louisville is proud to announce the six recipients of its 21st annual Vogt Invention and Innovation Awards. These early-stage companies rose to the top during a rigorous application and selection process. Each of the winners will receive $25,000 in non-dilutive grant funding, participation in a 10-week accelerator program, startup coaching, mentorship from industry veterans, strategic introductions and recognition.
The accelerator program will culminate with Demo Day on Oct. 13, where you can come meet the founders, hear all about their innovative ideas, and find out how they plan to make those ideas a reality.
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