AT&T CuseGirlHacks Challenges Local Girls to Use Technology for Social Good and Bridge the Gender Gap in the Tech Industry
Region’s first ever all-girl youth hackathon is a partnership with Tech4Kidz, Hack Upstate, The Tech Garden and AT&T to engage more local girls in computer coding, the fastest growing profession in the world.
On Saturday, December 1 girls as young as 10 years-old will bring their laptops, imagination, and teamwork to the region’s first all-girl youth hackathon in the Central New York region – known as the AT&T CuseGirlHacks. The hackathon will take place at Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School, 1001 Park Ave. Syracuse from 10am-6pm on December 1, 2018. The free all-girls hackathon is a collaboration between Tech4Kidz, The Tech Garden, Hack Upstate and AT&T, and was born out of a desire to expand coding opportunities for Central New York girls and to encourage them to enter the field of technology, specifically coding, an industry that is alarmingly male-dominant.
RepHike, a marketing software that uses machine learning to recommend content creators on social media to brands, recently announced Paul Singh, Results Junkies founder and former 500 Startups partner, as an investor. The deal marks Singh’s first investment in a Western or Upstate New York company.
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Attracting venture capital from outside of the region for startup companies is critical to the success of those companies. Historically, that type of capital was hard to come by in this region. Which is why it is truly exciting to share that over the previous six months, more than $56 million in outside investments have been made in five current and former Tech Garden companies.
SparkCharge, a Syracuse University and Tech Garden startup company, recently won the $1 million grand prize in the fifth annual 43North competition in Buffalo. It was one of eight finalists of the $5 million startup contest that were announced at the awards ceremony.
The Tech Garden and Syracuse startup community are gearing up for three days full of entrepreneurial workshops, events and pitches. Paul Singh and the Results Junkies are in town from Tuesday, August 7 to Thursday, August 9. They will be visiting Tech Garden members, GENIUS NY teams, government leaders, economic development organizations and startup businesses. Singh and his team have visited 94 cities in the last two years and invested in more than 2,600 startups.
Founder of Mentis Technologies, Brian Abbe, is headed to AFWERX’s #Innovate2Protect Fusion Xperience event in Las Vegas, Nevada June 20th – 21st. Established in 2017, AFWERX describes itself as “a catalyst for agile Air Force engagement across industry, academia, and non-traditional contributors to create transformative opportunities and foster an Air Force culture of innovation”.
The Tech Garden is pleased to announce that AT&T will continue their support of Tech Meet Up. The meet up is the premiere event scheduling and meeting tool for The Tech Garden and its partners.
Heliohex, a New York State-based designer and manufacturer of unique LED lighting for horticulture based at CenterState CEO’s The Tech Garden, recently teamed up with Cornell University’s Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) research team to optimize the production of commercial crops. The partnership, created through New York State’s Jumpstart Research Grant, focuses on light uniformity flaws and new opportunities for indoor farms and greenhouses. Their most recent findings emphasized the potential for new LED lighting solutions to achieve light uniformity improvements which ultimately increases plant growth and a grower’s production.
Cut to the Chase™ Dating Application Brings Safe and Secure Video Chat Service to ASA Members
Article courtesy of Yahoo Finance.
SYRACUSE, NY / ACCESSWIRE / January 30, 2018 / Cut to the Chase Media, Inc. is proud to announce the American Seniors Association endorsement for their innovative dating application - Cut to the Chase. The American Seniors Association selected Cut to the Chase for their members because it is the only dating app that features a video chat service where you can safely and securely meet with someone before going on an actual date.