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Sabre Systems presents Women in Technology Award

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Each year Sabre Systems Inc. recognizes exceptional technical professionals through its Women in Technology Awards.Individuals are nominated by their leadership and go through an extensive review process. Nominees and Top Female Tech recipients are selected based on their technical abilities, leadership qualities and contributions to the tech community. 2020 marks our third consecutive year naming Sabre’s Top Female Tech Leaders. These awards allow us to celebrate the incredible drive, character and achievements of our most prominent women in tech. Females continue to be in the minority in the technology space and Sabre takes our role in closing the gap and supporting opportunities for women in the industry very seriously.Sabre Systems Program Manager Maria VanSyckle-Kelly and Elizabeth Deloggio, a systems administrator, were selected as Women in Tech Award nominees, both with incredible experience and expertise in their respective fields. VanSyckle-Kelly provides support to ADMACS at the Naval Air Warfare Center SE & ALRE Group in Lakehurst while Deloggio supports the P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft Program Office out of the Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Jennifer Hansen, an executive director of Cyber Solutions at Sabre supporting the Naval Air Systems Command AirWorks at PAX River, was selected …

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Trucking insurance startup bets on telematics – FreightWaves

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The company announced a $16 million Series A funding round on Wednesday.

Trucking insurance is a troubled industry, besieged by skyrocketing costs on the one hand and lack of profitability for insurance companies on the other. Among the startups aiming to resolve those challenges is High Definition Vehicle Insurance (HDVI), a Chicago-based outfit that brings an integrated suite of hardware and software solutions to an industry that has been slow to join the telematics revolution.

“There hasn’t been any real innovation in commercial vehicle insurance and especially heavy- duty trucking for decades,” CEO Chuck Wallace told FreightWaves. The HDVI team, he said, “is rebuilding the commercial vehicle insurance company from the ground up.”

Founded in 2018. HDVI announced a $16 million Series A funding round on Wednesday, led by 8VC and Munich Re Ventures, with additional participation from Qualcomm Ventures and Autotech Ventures. (Disclosure: 8VC is an investor in FreightWaves.)

The creation of Wallace, a co-founder of Esurance, and Reid Spitz, a former venture capital investor in the logistics and insurance-technology (“InsurTech”) space, HDVI offers what Wallace described as a holistic value proposition, wrapping its insurance around trucking telematics solutions provided by partners that include Samsara, KeepTruckin and SmartDrive.

“We bring a …

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Harrisonburg Business Recovery Grant program to provide $750,000 to the local community

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — The Harrisonburg Economic Development has plans to inject $750,000 into the local community through the Harrisonburg Business Recovery Grant program, according to a news release from the City of Harrisonburg.Using funds provided by the federal CARES Act, the city will award grants up to $10,000 for qualifying businesses that apply. These funds can be used to compensate employees, pay for rent or utilities, purchase inventory or provide personal protective equipment related to COVID-19.Applications will open on Thursday and must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Aug. 27.“Our businesses have endured so much during this pandemic,” Harrisonburg Economic Development Director Brian Shull said. “I am thankful to City Council for allocating these funds to help Harrisonburg businesses cover some of their expenses during these uncertain times. We want to do whatever we can to help them keep the lights on and the doors open.”The amount of funding a business can receive depends on the employment total for the business. The grants will also only be made available to for-profit businesses with anywhere between one and 100 full-time employees.You can read other regulations, as well as apply for the grant, at www.harrisonburgdevelopment.com.Copyright 2020 WHSV. All rights …

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Corp card startup Ramp launches expense management software

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TechCrunch caught wind of corporate card startup Ramp back in August of 2019, when the company raised an early round of $7 million. Corp card rival Brex had put together a $100 million round just a few months before, and was en route to raising a huge debt round later in the year.
Ramp building a rival service to Brex wasn’t a huge surprise. Startups often appear in waves, leading to groups of startup battling it out for similar customers. We’ve seen this in the file-storage space of yore, to insurtech marketplaces earlier this year.
Ramp launched in early 2020, added more capital, and is today announcing an expansion of the software side of its business by making its card-integrated expense management available to all of its customers.
The startup’s early twist on corporate cards was simple cash-back, and a software tool that helped root out duplicate and unnecessary expenses to help companies lower their total expenses. Given that spend-centered startups often generate revenue from customers using their cards, helping those same customers cut costs was an interesting angle on its market.
Now with the expansion of its expense management system to all its customers, Ramp is taking another step in …

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21 biotech startups that are set to take off, according to top VCs

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It’s a critical time to be in the biotech business, as companies race to find new ways to treat and prevent the novel coronavirus. 

With all eyes on the industry, Business Insider asked 12 top biotech venture capital investors which startups they think are poised to take off in the next 12 months.Developing a drug is a lengthy process that can take more than a decade, and many venture-backed startups are still in the early days of their work on experimental treatments.By asking for companies the investors thought would take off within the next year, the idea was to pinpoint companies they anticipate will have a breakthrough or that have a notable upcoming event in their efforts to develop new treatments. Business Insider asked the investors to name startups from their firms’ portfolios, and ones they haven’t invested in. 

For some, that meant looking outside of drug development entirely to diagnostic companies testing for conditions including COVID-19, like Sherlock Biosciences. Others opted to pick companies finding new ways to tackle untreatable conditions, like Dewpoint Therapeutics. Subscribe to Business Insider to read the full story:

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I was a freelancer for six years and quit to return to a 9-to-5. Here’s what I wish more people knew about the ‘dream’ freelance life — and why it’s not for everyone.

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Tiffiny Costello says years of working with overly demanding clients began to take a toll on her health and made her hate her job.

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PHOTOS: Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

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August 12, 2020 Georgia Tech women’s basketball has had 11 players inducted into the Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame in history, dating back to 1989. Take a look back at the honored players in the photo gallery below. Kate Brandt – Played 1981-84 – Inducted in 1989 Tory Ehle – Played 1984-87 – Inducted in 1990 Bonnie Tate – Played 1977-79 – Inducted in 1991 Jamie Posey – Played 1978-81 – Inducted in 1992 LeeAnn Woodhull – Played 1980-83 – Inducted in 1993 Dolores Bootz – Played 1985-88 – Inducted in 1994 Ida Neal – Played 1986-89 – Inducted in 1995 Marielle Walker – Played 1985-88 – Inducted in 1996 Bernadette McGlade – Coached 1982-88 – Inducted in 1998 Karen Lounsbury – Played 1989-92 – Inducted in 2006 Kisha Ford – Played 1994-97 – Inducted in 2008 RELATED GALLERIES

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One step companies can take to keep female talent from leaving

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Moving towards remote working could help narrow the gender gap in tech. Photo: GettyMore than a third (36%) of women would be likely to stay with their current employer between five and 10 years longer if they were able to work flexibly, a new report has found.Some 70% of women employed in the UK tech sector would be likely to stay with their current company for at least a year longer if they could carry out their role from anywhere and live where they chose, according to The Global Workplace Revolution report, developed from research carried out by Sapio on behalf of global talent company Remote.The majority (57%) of women working in tech placed more importance on flexibility than traditional 9-5 hours, and 53% said they would be open to working flexible hours to collaborate with colleagues in other time zones. Female representation in the UK tech sector stands at just 16%. Moving towards remote working could help narrow the gender gap in tech, as 45% of women think greater international remote working would make the tech industry more global and inclusive.READ MORE: Top 10 most in-demand job skills in the UKOver half (53%) of female tech workers agree that the tech industry needs to work …

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Meet the 21 biotech startups that top VCs say are poised to take off in the next 12 months

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Business Insider asked 12 top biotech venture capital investors which startups they think are poised to take off in the next 12 months.The biotech startups range in focus from tackling untreatable diseases to creating the next-generation of diagnostics to advancing research in areas like cancer and gene therapy.Here are the 21 companies they highlighted, including picks from inside and outside the investors’ portfolios.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The coronavirus pandemic has put all eyes on the healthcare industry — especially companies developing treatments and vaccines to use in the fight against the novel disease. To get a sense of whether the pandemic has shifted the way venture capital investors are placing their bets in biotech, Business Insider asked biotech VCs which startups they think are poised to take off in the next 12 months. We asked them to name one from their firms’ portfolios, and one they haven’t invested in. For some, that meant looking outside of drug development entirely to diagnostic companies testing for conditions including COVID-19. “We’re so reactionary in our healthcare system with the therapeutics we’re building,” Section 32 managing partner Steve Kafka said of one of his picks, Thrive Earlier Detection. “The opportunity here is to shift …

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