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UMass Lowell Research Institute Announces Winners in $20K Competition

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 6:57pm

The event kicked off with a discussion between Charlie Hipwood , President and CEO of MassVentures, and Richard Carlin , Head of NavalX , the US Navy Accelerator.

Key Points: 
  • The event kicked off with a discussion between Charlie Hipwood , President and CEO of MassVentures, and Richard Carlin , Head of NavalX , the US Navy Accelerator.
  • The two discussed how they view community as a critical driver for the startup journey -- and how they each support and leverage community.
  • Each of the semi finalists had one minute to present before the announcement of the winners.
  • The competition and the event were both designed to help raise the visibility of these technologies and provide additional funding for their parent companies to continue development, noted Swider.

CareerGig Selected by Newchip Accelerator Program into Latest Cohort of Promising Startups

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 6:00pm

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --CareerGig is pleased to announce its acceptance into the Newchip Accelerator Program - a web and mobile investment platform that connects startups to investors.

Key Points: 
  • ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --CareerGig is pleased to announce its acceptance into the Newchip Accelerator Program - a web and mobile investment platform that connects startups to investors.
  • For CareerGig, acceptance into the Seed & Series A category of the program is a promising step.
  • "We are very excited to join the Newchip cohort," said Greg Kihlstrm, CEO and Co-Founder of CareerGig.
  • Learn more at http://www.careergig.com
    The Newchip Accelerator is an immersive, equity-free, online accelerator program for Early Stage to Series A startups serious about scaling their businesses to the next level.

AFWERX, the Innovation Arm of the USAF, Announces NXM Labs Among Top Teams Selected to exhibit at EngageSpace (September 29-30) The Premier Event for the Space Industry

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 4:00pm

Four challenges were run concurrently focused on separate topics Persistent ISR, DoD Commercial Space Partnerships, Global Space Transport and Delivery and Space Asset Resiliency.

Key Points: 
  • Four challenges were run concurrently focused on separate topics Persistent ISR, DoD Commercial Space Partnerships, Global Space Transport and Delivery and Space Asset Resiliency.
  • NXM Labs Inc.is competing in the Space Asset Resiliency Challengealongside a diverse group of teams that represent entrepreneurial startups, small businesses, large enterprises, academic institutions and research labs.
  • "The solutions submitted for these space challenges represent the bleeding edge of space innovation," stated Brennan Townley, AFWERX Challenge Collaboration Lead.
  • "We're thrilled at having been selected to participate in this prestigious industry event," says Scott Rankine, NXM CEO.

Plug and Play Selects 147 Startups for Winter Batches

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 3:15pm

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Plug and Play announced today the selection of 147 new startups into their winter 2020 batches.

Key Points: 
  • SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Plug and Play announced today the selection of 147 new startups into their winter 2020 batches.
  • Of the 147 startups, 56 of them are internationally based and represent 15 different countries.
  • Visit Plug and Play's website to see the full list of startups.
  • "We are excited to start our winter curriculum and see the connections these startups make," said Saeed Amidi, Founder and CEO of Plug and Play.

Plug and Play Selects 147 Startups for Winter Batches

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 3:15pm

SUNNYVALE, California, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Plug and Play announced today the selection of 147 new startups into their winter 2020 batches.

Key Points: 
  • SUNNYVALE, California, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Plug and Play announced today the selection of 147 new startups into their winter 2020 batches.
  • Of the 147 startups, 56 of them are internationally based and represent 15 different countries.
  • Visit Plug and Play's website to see the full list of startups.
  • "We are excited to start our winter curriculum and see the connections these startups make," said Saeed Amidi, Founder and CEO of Plug and Play.

RIHub Announces Official Launch with Powerful Series of Programs and Resources for Startup Community

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 2:00pm

RIHub offers accelerators, mentoring, resources and programs for Rhode Islands startup community.

Key Points: 
  • RIHub offers accelerators, mentoring, resources and programs for Rhode Islands startup community.
  • RIHub offers resources designed to amplify the states startup economy and nurture startups with a high potential for growth, putting an emphasis on diversity and making entrepreneurship accessible to everyone in Rhode Island.
  • Unlike many existing startup-centric organizations, RIHub provides a central location for all information and resources related to starting a high potential growth business in Rhode Island.
  • They have been designing powerful, ongoing programming that will have a measurable impact on Rhode Islands startup community.

ATLIS Launches $25 Million Regulation A Public Offering

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 1:47pm

MESA, Ariz., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Today, electric vehicle technology startup ATLIS Motor Vehicles obtained SEC qualification of its Regulation A + offering statement, paving the way for a $25 million public offering.

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  • MESA, Ariz., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Today, electric vehicle technology startup ATLIS Motor Vehicles obtained SEC qualification of its Regulation A + offering statement, paving the way for a $25 million public offering.
  • ATLIS has opened the offering to the public at $8.24/share.
  • With Reg A, companies can raise money by selling equity shares to the general public without having to commit to a formal registration and initial public offering.
  • ATLIS' mission includes improving the charging ecosystem by developing technology to charge ATLIS vehicles within 15 minutes.

Female Founders Report Pervasive Investment Inequities In Plant-Based Food Tech Sector

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 12:03pm

The Vegan Women Summit survey polled 160 women founders and top executives at plant-based and cell-based food startups around the world in July and August.

Key Points: 
  • The Vegan Women Summit survey polled 160 women founders and top executives at plant-based and cell-based food startups around the world in July and August.
  • "Women entrepreneurs in food tech are dealing with the same obstacles that women leaders, particularly women of color, have faced in Silicon Valley for decades.
  • While these survey results call attention to the disparities in the food tech industry, the numbers also reveal major opportunities for strategic investment."
  • Seventy-five percent of respondents with a male co-founder say men do not face the same investment challenges as women founders.

GrowPath Receives 19th Patent

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 10:33am

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Legal technology startup GrowPath has revealed a new patent for its all-in-one case management software.

Key Points: 
  • DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Legal technology startup GrowPath has revealed a new patent for its all-in-one case management software.
  • The patent -- the company's 8th utility patent and 19th overall -- relates to the software's "media buy loader."
  • According to Eric Sanchez, Founder of GrowPath , presenting information to users in this way gives them deeper insight into their various customer outreach campaigns.
  • At the height of the pandemic, GrowPath rolled out its Remote Workforce Toolkit to help firm managers and employees alike.

Lightspeed Venture Partners Expands to Southeast Asia to Partner With Bold Founders Building Disruptive Companies

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 1:00am

Headquartered in Singapore, Lightspeed will partner and support the regions bold entrepreneurs building disruptive companies.

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  • Headquartered in Singapore, Lightspeed will partner and support the regions bold entrepreneurs building disruptive companies.
  • We believe the startup ecosystem will continue its significant expansion and are excited to partner with entrepreneurs as they build and scale disruptive companies, said Akshay Bhushan , Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners.
  • With this expansion to Southeast Asia, Lightspeed remains committed more than ever to its mission: to partner with bold entrepreneurs building exceptional companies of tomorrow.
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners is a multi-stage venture capital firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends in the Enterprise and Consumer sectors.