The Angel Tax Credit leveraged over $107 million of private investment in Minnesota technology based startup companies and supported over 500 jobs from 2010 to 2012, according to an independent evaluation of the program by the Economic Development Research Group (EDRG).
MHTA goes to Washington
MHTA President & CEO, Margaret Anderson Kelliher traveled to Washington, DC today to meet with Minnesota members of Congress on high-tech concerns. MHTA board members Scott Singer of PAR Systems and Dan Grigsby of DriveTrain are joining her as part of the TechVoice DC Fly-In, sponsored by MHTA’s national partner CompTIA.
MHTA Sponsors Red Wing Ignite “Red Hot Hack”
MHTA member Red Wing Ignite will host a hack-a-thon in Red Wing April 25-27. Developers are invited from around the state to “come and create an app, deploy an app, understand a problem and/or research a solution.” The goal of the event is to inspire applications focused on education, public safety, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, energy and transportation.
MnSCU names new IT chancellor
MHTA – The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has named Ramon Padilla vice chancellor of Information Technology and chief information officer. His appointment is effective February 18.
U of M expands MN-IP program
MHTA – To promote technology partnerships with U.S. and Minnesota-based companies, improve access to university-developed technology and boost regional economies the University of Minnesota has announced it is expanding the Minnesota Innovation Partnerships (MN-IP) program to provide easy access to already-developed University technologies and solutions.