Comcast Business announced that for the second consecutive year the company will seek out the nation’s most innovative startup companies and entrepreneurs to compete in the Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs competition. Contest applicants must submit a 250-word essay explaining how they would use $30,000 in technology investment to enhance their business.
Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs to award more than $450,000 for Best Use of Tech
State announces broadband grants
MHTA – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded grants totaling $19.4 million to help 17 entities in Minnesota develop broadband infrastructure in their communities. The awards will help serve 6,095 households, 83 community institutions and 150 businesses in unserved or underserved regions of the state.
Job Shadow Day is almost here!
To celebrate February 2nd this year, MHTA invites members of the science and technology community to provide young people with the opportunity to job shadow – the chance to learn more about the opportunities available in the high-tech fields. A Job Shadow not only gives students the chance to learn about real workplaces, but also explore career pathways in STEM fields.
AT&T Aspire launches ed-tech accelerator
MHTA – AT&T has launched the AT&T Aspire Accelerator for ed-tech ventures throughout the nation, as part of AT&T’s $350 million commitment to education. This search for game-changing solutions to real-world education problems begins with a call for applications.
The British are coming
MHTA – The British are coming and they want to meet you. Staff from The British Consulate-General in Chicago will be setting up a “Pop-Up Consulate” in the Twin Cities from February 9 -12, and will be putting on a variety of business-focused events over the week.