NYC firm invests in local lawtech company 

SurePoint Technologies offers a cloud-based platform designed to help law firms improve workflows, gather data-driven insights and maximize profitability. The company announced a strategic investment from New York-based Aquiline Capital Partners, which invests in businesses across financial services, business services and healthcare.

Accelerator program for environmental sustainability 

FlywheelCintrifuseHCDC, and Green Umbrella are partnering again as they launch a 9-week hybrid-model accelerator program for early-stage startups in the environmental sustainability space. Participating founders will receive expert coaching, valuable connections and up to $15,000 in financial support to accelerate their growth and impact. Click here to apply.

Fresh water lake study

Miami University researchers are part of a large-scale study of the declining oxygen levels in the world’s freshwater lakes. The study has borne out that the lakes are losing oxygen faster than the oceans, a trend driven largely by climate change.

Dayton Defense Accelerator

Ten Ohio companies will participate in the second cohort of the Dayton region’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) Defense Accelerator. The program seeks to help participating startups identify uses for their drone and UAS-focused technologies; move their technology products to market; position their companies to create jobs; and generate revenue and support growth of the regional economy.

Concert service startup expands

Concerts are back in full swing! Tixxy, a predictive concert recommendation service founded by Eron Bucciarelli, is growing with three new tech hires. Here’s an interview we did in March with Bucciarelli.