All in for Render Capital competition

Render Capital, a $15 million regional fund of Access Ventureshas received over 300 applications for its startup competition, which helps open the door for early-stage startups to gain access to capital. The judging round of the competition will continue throughout the summer.

Growing venture capital in Lexington

UK’s Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) announced the offering of Launch Blue Ventures (LBV) to support the growth of venture capital for startups in Kentucky. LBV will be a part of Launch Blue, a startup accelerator program developed in partnership with Bluegrass Angels (BGA) and Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC).

Access to mentoring and capital in southern Indiana

Good news for high-potential entrepreneurs in Southern Indiana: Elevate Ventures and Render Capital are partnering to offer hands-on mentoring, early-stage startup funding and access to education content and events. The partnership, called Elevate Southeast Indiana, replaces 1804, Inc.

GoodMaps’ tech goes to Europe

GoodMaps’ LiDAR indoor mapping and camera-based positioning technology makes buildings more accessible, safe and inclusive across the globe. The company announced that its free app, equipped with both outdoor and indoor mapping technology, is now available in the UK and Ireland. Here’s an interview we did with GoodMap’s CEO earlier this year.

ITEL and Seek Now announce partnership

Seek Now Inc., located on Chamberlain Ln, announced an integration with ITEL Laboratories, an independent testing lab in Florida that analyzes damaged materials for adjusters, contractors and policyholders seeking to settle claims. Seek Now’s platform uses augmented reality, 4D, and AI to capture and transmit information in industries from insurance to real estate.

Training tracking tech

HR and other stakeholders now have a way to track on-the-job training (OJT) with eLeaP’s new training tracking feature for its learning management system. The new feature lets users track OJT metrics to close skills gaps and ensure compliance with industry regulations.

Tech conference for girls

The theme of this year’s ALL THAT TECH! CONFERENCE FOR GIRLS is “I AM” and will feature speakers from Google, Microsoft and MIT.