$200M in funding for accelerator institute | Black Wall Street

New accelerator institute formed with IBM

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, IL—A new accelerator institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign collaborates with IBM and is ready to push the boundaries in computing. The IBM-Illinois Discovery Accelerator Institute, which includes a 10-year agreed-upon collaboration supported through $200 million in funding, combines the strengths of academia and the industrial sector to spur breakthroughs in emerging areas of technology. It is one of the global centers in IBM’s ecosystem of partners seeking to accelerate scientific progress with advanced technology.

Tech eases having to deal with gov’t

OHIO—The InnovateOhio Platform recently launched a key program to simplify the experience of citizens who conduct business with the government over the internet: the OH | ID single sign-on application offers functionalities that improve user journeys. If you have an account with one agency, that account will then transfer over to the other agency.

Black Wall Street’s return

TULSA, OK—In 1921, an area in Tulsa called the Black Wall Street was burned to the ground during a race massacre. Today, Black entrepreneurs are turning the area into a tech hub. Here’s a look at some of the entrepreneurs who are bringing their innovative businesses to the region.