PUDDLE HOPS: Cortex recognized for best practices, Milwaukee top city for tech workers, getting through the ‘valley of death’

Cortex recognized for innovation

Cortex Innovation Community, a 200-acre innovation hub in St. Louis, has been named the global best practice for “Organizing for Success” by the Global Institute on Innovation Districts (GIID). The recognition acknowledges Cortex’s 20-year history of generating regional innovation and economic growth.

Milwaukee a top city for tech workers

Last year, LinkedIn’s Workforce Report named Milwaukee as one of the best cities in which to launch a career. (Milwaukee was ranked #2, just after St. Louis.) Here’s a recent look at the reasons the city is so high on the list.

When Ann Arbor is your home

Duo Security, an Ann-Arbor based creator of mobile security app Duo wants to stay in An Arbor. Read why the company’s founder, Dug Song, insisted that the company remain where it is after Cisco paid them $2.35 billion for the app.

UNeTech helps tech entrepreneurs through the ‘valley of death’

There’s a gap between the time a new technology is discovered and when it becomes commercially available. UNeTech, a grant-funded business development entity at the University of Nebraska at Omaha provides the support and infrastructure needed to get high-risk, high-reward tech to market.

Accessing sensitive data

A duo in Kansas City has found a way to access sensitive datasets without violating their privacyTripleBlind, a company founded by Riddhiman Das and Greg Storm in 2019, is able to access regulatory data through encryption.