MHTA — The Minnesota High Tech Association has released the 2016 Annual Report on the SciTechsperience Internship Program.
Venture capital investment at $56 million in Q4-2016, total 2016 investment at $339 million
MHTA — Minnesota companies raised $56 million in venture capital in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to data from PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights. Total 2016 Venture Capital Investment reached $339 million.
New state grants awarded to schools to provide high-speed internet access
MHTA — Lt. Governor Tina Smith and Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius announced new state grants that will help 12 school districts provide students with the high-speed internet connections needed to complete homework and access other online learning opportunities.
Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grants announced, $34 million for 42 broadband projects across Greater Minnesota
MHTA — Lt. Governor Tina Smith and the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) today announced grants totaling $34 million for 42 broadband infrastructure projects that will provide 16,627 households, 2,240 businesses, and 71 community institutions across Minnesota access to reliable, affordable high-speed internet.
Tech.2017 highlights Minnesota strengths & challenges
Minnesota continues to grab attention for the growth of its science and technology economy. At the end of last year, the Milken Institute ranked the state 7th in its State Science and Technology Index. Some of the reasons why will be on display next month when MHTA hosts Tech.2017 at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley.