“A scientist who is also a human being cannot rest while knowledge which might be used to reduce suffering rests on the shelf.” — Albert Sabin, oral polio vaccine developer who spent much of his career in Cincinnati
- Machine learning to prevent falls
- A mobile app for nonprofits
- Meridian Bioscience to acquire BreathTek
- Carefeed closes funding round
- Dayton is emerging tech hub
- Coming Up: TechFest in Louisville
- On Our Radar
August 2, 2021
Machine learning to prevent falls
A mobile app for nonprofits
DonorDrive, makers of an enterprise digital fundraising platform, announced the launch of the DonorDrive Charity Fundraising app, a mobile app created for nonprofits. The new app offers nonprofits a new supporter acquisition channel and is designed to drive higher fundraising and retention rates among their existing constituent bases.
Meridian Bioscience to acquire BreathTek
Cincinnati-based Meridian Bioscience, a maker of diagnostic test kits, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire part of Otsuka America Pharmaceutical's BreathTek business for $20 million in cash. BreathTek is a test for checking for Helicobacter pylori infection.
Carefeed closes funding round
Over-the-Rhine-headquartered Carefeed, which provides digital communication solutions to senior care facilities closed a financing round led by Indianapolis- and Cincinnati-based Allos Ventures, with participation from M25, a Chicago- and Indianapolis-based VC firm.
Dayton is emerging tech hub
A new report from real estate firm CBRE designates Dayton as a top “emerging” technology hub. According to the report, the Dayton metro area’s tech employment in 2020 was 18,930, with growth in technology jobs in the past five years pegged at 31% and tech wages at just over $90,000.
Gain tech insight and network with industry experts
at Techfest Louisville, August 26-27
Join the Technology Association of Louisville (TALK) on August 26 and 27 for Techfest Louisville. You will learn from expert panels in the areas of edge computing, 5G & broadband, cybersecurity and how to combat social isolation with technology. This year’s Techfest will be at Noble Funk Brew Co., (922 S. Second St. in Louisville). TALK's TechFest Louisville is a biennial summit designed to bring together technology professionals for learning and networking.
Featured Panels — Day 1, August 26
- 2PM: “The Techfest 2021 Zero Trust Panel.” Moderator: Da-Wyone Haynes, Cyber Product Owner, Aegon Global Technology Operations. Panelists: Colin Glover, Cybersecurity Advisor, CISA; Jay Rollins, Founder, CloudNexus IT.
- 3PM: A Candid Conversation: “Cloud & Edge Computing Virtues & Angst”— Speakers: Arvin Singh, Managing Director of 5G & Edge innovation, Verizon & Tyler Smith, Cloud Solutions Consultant of RapidScale.
- 4PM: “A Look At Broadband & 5G in Kentucky: Issues, Solutions, & Progress.” Moderator: Dawn Yankeelov, CEO of TALK and President of Aspectx. Panelists: Tom Ferree, CEO of Connected Nation; Phillip Brown, Government Affairs Mgr., Crown Castle; and Bryan Eugene, Channel Sales Manager, Spectrum.
Featured Panel — Day 2, August 27
- 1PM: University of Louisville Trager Institute Panel: “Combatting Social Isolation: Tech Solutions Underway.” Moderator: Dr. Anna Faul, Ph.D. Executive Director, UofL Trager Institute, PhD. The Institute’s Panelists: Dr. Joseph D’Ambrosio, PhD: Dr. Pam Yankeelov, PhD; Barbara Gordon, Community Engagement.
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