Atlanta Inno: Vestigo CEO: How Atlanta Tech companies are tapping VR to cultivate innovation

The past year has been disruptive, often defined by change, uncertainty, and doubt. This is true both personally and professionally as the pandemic reoriented many of the ways we embrace the day-to-day challenges that come our way. In this environment, reaching our personal and professional goals requires adapting and growing to meet the moment.  

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Atlanta Inno: Georgia Tech’s aerospace security research lands partnership with U.S. Space Force

The Georgia Institute of Technology’s first “Space Game” this Saturday was planned to celebrate its contributions to space exploration and research. Now, the themed football game against Boston College is also commemorating a new partnership. Georgia Tech is joining 11 other universities in the U.S. Space Force’s University Partnership Program  — another win for the university’s aerospace expertise and talent.

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11 Alive: Founder of tech startup aims to help minority veterans

JT Liddell grew up in Mississippi, reading fiction novels by Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum. The pages fueled his passion to serve his country, and he enlisted into the military in 2003. After spending a decade in the service and doing defense contracting work, Liddell transitioned out of the military. He found the obstacles challenging to overcome. 

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Atlanta Inno: Georgia nonprofit conducting charging station study to prep state for electric freight vehicles

A Georgia climate and transportation nonprofit is studying the best locations along popular freight corridors to add electric charging stations.  The Ray is working with Geotab Inc., a Canada-based telematics platform, to analyze which truck stops need charging stations. The pilot corridors are from Dallas to Atlanta along Interstate 20 and from Atlanta to the Port of Savannah.  

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Dice Insights: Atlanta Stays Strong as Up-and-Coming Technology Hub

Can we start calling Atlanta the next big tech hub? The southern metropolis continues its run as a hub of intense technology job demand, outpacing even San Francisco and Silicon Valley. That data comes from Burning Glass, which collects and analyzes millions of job postings from across the country. Based on data from the past 90 days, it’s clear that cities across the country enjoy burgeoning tech scenes, including New York City, Austin, Dallas, Chicago, and the aforementioned Atlanta.

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Hypepotamus: STUDENTS WANT MEANINGFUL INTERNSHIPS. ATLANTA-BASED REVIEW PLATFORM CANARY IS READY TO HELP THEM FIND IT

Recent Georgia Tech graduates Stephen Ralph Jr. and Sims Pettway had a foot in entrepreneurship years before launching their latest venture, Canary. Prior to heading to Georgia Tech to study Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering respectively, they both had built up independent drone videography and photography businesses while in high school.

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Atlanta Inno: Atlanta startup MomentRanks raises $4.2M as NFT market grows

Atlanta startup MomentRanks Inc. has raised $4.2 million to expand its NFT analysis and portfolio platform, according to an Oct. 29 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  

Why it matters: The raise comes less than a year after MomentRanks was founded and a few months after its first, $1.7 million round

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Atlanta Inno: Early-stage funding rounds dominate Atlanta tech deals in October

Atlanta startups raised at least $66.1 million in October, mostly in early-stage rounds. Those funding rounds add to the $2.98 billion that Georgia startups have raised in the first three quarters of the year, according to the PitchBook-National Venture Capital Association Venture Monitor report. If the capital flow continues, 2021 could break 2019’s funding records by almost double.  

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