Beyond The Data Accelerates B2B ‘Big Data’ Training In 2019

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Beyond The Data (BTD) is scaling out their Data Literacy Accelerator program this year as the gap between humans and their machine get bigger.

BTD began experimenting with ‘big data’ education initiatives a year ago this month, but it wasn’t until the fall that they would launch their first virtual accelerator just for ‘big data’ enterprise applications.

15 students participated in that inaugural class with enough feedback and demand to quickly triple it with space for 40-50 now in this first quarter.

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Scantron Acquires Omaha-Based IT Nexus

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“EAGAN, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Scantron Corporation, a leading, global provider of assessment solutions including certification and licensure testing, as well as technology solutions, today announced the acquisition of IT Nexus, an information technology services provider that designs, manages and supports IT infrastructure.

Together with IT Nexus, Scantron will broaden the technology solutions available in healthcare markets while further developing its expertise as a technology leader.”

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Edutech Holding Co. New Mountain Learning Is Merging With Carnegie Learning

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“NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CIP Capital today officially announced that it has completed an investment in Carnegie Learning, a leading provider of innovative, research-proven math products and services, and will be merging it with recently acquired New Mountain Learning (NML), a leading provider of literacy, language and digital competency skills to create a comprehensive, dynamic, and progressive learning technology company. The new company will be called Carnegie Learning, Inc. (CL).”

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Flipgrid Plans To Expand Under Microsoft

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Via Star Tribune

CEO Jim Leslie is continuing as the boss at Flipgrid, in the wake of its acquisition this summer by the education division of huge Microsoft.

“I and the entire team are in Minneapolis making Flipgrid the best student voice platform we and our educator community can imagine,” Leslie said in an e-mail message. “Our team of 22 Flipgrid employees is expanding in Minneapolis. We’re adding engineers and designers right now!”

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I’m Carlos Seoane, the Cofounder & CEO of Extempore, And This Is How I Work

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Thanks to Fueled Collective for underwriting our How I Work series!

 

Minnesota entrepreneur Carlos Seoane is the CEO of Extempore, an edutech startup cofounded with his wife Susana Perez after 16 years in corporate America.

What one word best describes how you work?

Perseverance.

What is your current device/hardware/office setup?

Top of the line Apple products all around. This is the one area where you can’t skimp when you run a technology company. Also, screen real estate is like happiness: you can’t have too much!

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