MHTA — Minnesota companies raised $241 million in venture capital in the first quarter of 2017, according to data from PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights.
Venture capital investment at $241 million in Q2-2017
SBA’s Small Business Innovation National Road Tour is coming to Minneapolis on July 17
Minneapolis, MN– The SBIR Road Tour is coming to Minneapolis on Monday, July 17, giving small businesses the coveted opportunity to learn more about America’s largest seed fund for research and development. This stop is part of the the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 11-state, 15-city road tour and will allow entrepreneurs and small technology firms to connect directly with federal program managers. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs together are responsible for $2.5 billion annually in non-dilutive funding, primarily in the STEM fields. This will be the third year of the SBA-led National Road Tour.
Seagate hosts Tech Experience Tour for students from Johnson Aerospace & Engineering High School
On Friday, May 19, Seagate partnered with the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) to provide a unique Tech Experience Tour for 27 high school students from Johnson Aerospace & Engineering High School in St. Paul. These bright and engaging students, who are interested in exploring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers, spent 4 hours on-site learning about the storage industry and high tech manufacturing.
Entrust Datacard Creates the Modern Authentication Solution with the Introduction of IntelliTrust Authentication Service
MHTA — Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, announced the launch of IntelliTrust authentication service – its new authentication cloud service with Mobile Smart Credential technology. This powerful, advanced adaptive authentication solution leverages the low touch deployment aspects of the cloud with new levels of intelligent identity capabilities to provide for a better user experience with stronger security in an easy-to-deploy model.
CenturyLink offers gigabit service to 32,827 Minnesota businesses
MHTA — CenturyLink, Inc. announced that fiber-ready broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) are now available to 32,827 small to large business customers in 1,131 multi-tenant unit (MTU) office buildings in Minnesota, including more than 400 MTUs in Minneapolis and 350 in St. Paul.