National management and IT consulting firm CapTech announced today that it has expanded its presence in the Midwest with the opening of a new office in Columbus, Ohio. CapTech is now located in 11 major markets across the United States.
Over the past ten years, the company, who employs more than 600 consultants enterprise-wide, has quadrupled in size. In Columbus, they are creating jobs for top technology and management consulting talent, and expect to add over twenty-five new positions over the next two years. Consulting Magazine currently ranks CapTech #6 on their list of Best Firms to Work For.Read more
Latino Business Leaders and Millennial Entrepreneurs Join Forces at 37th Annual California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Convention
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC), the premier organization promoting the development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and emerging Hispanic businesses in California, kicks off the 2016 Annual Convention in Riverside, CA, September 21st to 23rd at the Riverside Convention Center.
Innovation Starts Here is the theme of the 37th Annual Conference. The three day convention will focus on new innovations sparking the creativity of entrepreneurs throughout California, technologies transforming industries, and recognizing Hispanic millennials and Latinas who are forging their own paths in business.Read more
Hsinchu City scored the highest this year on a happiness index ranking the cities and counties of Taiwan.
The city also improved the most of the 22 counties and cities, from 10th last year to first in this year's survey, the results of which were released Tuesday.Read more
Columbus has become a nearly recession-proof hub of Ohio. Ohio State University, state and local government, insurance and retail are the central spokes of the city's economy, which at a glance looks remarkable.
"In a service economy Columbus was destined to do better, much better than places with smokestack industry," says David Stebenne, a professor of history and law at Ohio State. Columbus has a set of built-in advantages, including a countercyclical set of employers — insurance, government and the university. "Even in bad times insurance is insurance," he says.Read more
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Ride-hailing company Lyft is establishing a regional headquarters in Arlington that will create 32 new jobs.Read more
SAINT JOHN – Ignite Fredericton has launched Atlantic Canada’s first export accelerator.
Export Igniter is designed to help export ready companies find opportunities, navigate the international business business, and help jump start their export sales. The program is a result of a year of consultation and planning and is being executed in collaboration with University of New Brunswick, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and OpportunitiesNB.Read more
When Lu Tsung-yung (盧聰勇) held the first Robot Boxing Competition five years ago, more than 40 of the 62 constructions couldn’t even walk successfully.
“Basically, if you could even make your robot take a step, you won your round,” Lu laughs.Read more
MONCTON – One hub city startup is changing how governments and organizations manage funding, projects and more.
Garago is a cloud-based software that stores information acquired during projects, action plan or directly from clients. Managers, funding agencies, consulting agencies, community and government partners can extract accurate data to assess measurable results. In short, it aims to take away everything that makes managing projects miserable.Read more
Tallinn Design Festival will celebrate its 11th edition next week, with the Estonian capital coming alive with an array of cultural hubs and design-based events.
Visitors to the festival can explore a wide range of exhibitions and showrooms held by both design schools and renowned professionals. The Redefining Design seminar will bring the opportunity to attend talks by innovative experts in the field, while the festival's traditional mainstays will also form part of this year's programme. These include the PechaKucha night, which allows designers to meet, connect and present their work; the auction; workshops for adults and children alike; talks and film screenings. The climax of the festival will be the Bruno Design Awards ceremony on 16 September.Read more
Tourism Calgary used a pedal-powered kiosk this summer to bring tourists and locals free, mobile Wi-Fi.
The kiosk, which was staffed by city guides, featured tablets and pamphlets on different things to do around Calgary.Read more