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CDC Tech Life Podcast Producer, Rich Conte, and co-founder and CEO of BoomTown, Grier Allen
CDC TECH LIFE PODCAST

CDC Tech Life Podcast Episode 9 features Grier Allen, Co-Founder and CEO of BoomTown

Episode 9 of the CDC Tech Life Podcast features Grier Allen, co-founder and CEO of Charleston real estate tech startup BoomTown. Grier shares stories from the early days of Charleston's technology boom and how he combined his twin passions for real estate and technology to revolutionize the agent experience.

This episode is sponsored by Comcast. Comcast Business has a dedicated team of industry experts to prepare businesses for what's next with a suite of Connectivity, Communications, Networking, Cybersecurity, Wireless, and Managed Solutions.

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Charleston Digital Corridor Announces Charleston Apple Museum

The Charleston Digital Corridor (CDC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Charleston Apple Museum, the first and only in the southeast US. The cultural vibrancy of our community has been and always will be important to the foundation of the CDC. We are pleased to invest further in the support of that culture with this broad collection of Apple products.

The Charleston Apple Museum, anchored by items from the Noah and Jan Schiffman Collection, represents devices and related exhibits exclusively from the 40+ years of Apple's amazingly innovative product history. The collection, currently comprised of approximately 75 exhibits from 1979 forward, includes computers, personal digital assistants, cameras, scanners, printers, wireless routers, music players, and more.

"We are passionate about supporting our tech community and the Charleston Apple Museum is a great new way of doing just that," said CDC Director, Ernest Andrade. "Anyone is welcome to visit of course, but we're especially looking forward to hosting students and school-age visitors." Andrade added, "We owe a big thank you to Noah and Jan Schiffman, brothers and technologists, who have entrusted us with his valuable and unique collection."

The Charleston Apple Museum, located in the Flagship at the Charleston Tech Center (997 Morrison Drive, 2nd floor), is open to the public Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm, or by special appointment. Although there is no charge to visit the museum, donations are welcome.

"What an inspiring way to celebrate over 40 years of technology evolution," said Blackbaud CIO and CDC board member, Todd Lant. "The Charleston Apple Museum will challenge our local tech community to create and innovate for the future."

You can get involved with the Charleston Apple Museum in two ways: donating Apple products or other Apple-specific material; or by becoming a Friend of the Charleston Apple Museum, allowing for the ongoing upkeep, promotion, and expansion of the museum.

Newly Combined Institute Looks To Take Health Care Improvements From Concept To Reality More Quickly

A tiny baby with a brain injury unable to breastfeed properly. A frustrated surgeon having to stop operating momentarily to unclog a suction device. A rare and largely mysterious bone cancer robbing a child of precious life.

These are just a few examples of health care challenges that now have solutions – either through research or technology – thanks to two entities at the Medical University of South Carolina: the Zucker Institute for Applied Neuroscience (ZIAN) and the Foundation for Research Development (FRD). Read more:

FieldBin Raises $1.2 Million to Help Field Service Trade Professionals Grow Their Businesses

FieldBin, a field service management (FSM) solution provider, announced today the closing of a $1.2 million pre-seed round led by 7833 Capital Partners.

FieldBin is designed to help HVAC, plumbing, electrical, landscaping, and other trade companies manage every aspect of their business - from work order scheduling to payment processing – in one, easy-to-use platform. 7833 Capital Partners is an early-stage investment fund launched by Ryan Corey and Ralph Sita, co-founders of Cybrary, the world's foremost cybersecurity training platform.

"FieldBin will be the easiest-to-use FSM application for hard-working, field service business owners who want to win more jobs and make more money by streamlining back-office operations and reducing paperwork," says Garrett Wilson, co-founder, FieldBin. "This initial funding round from 7833 Capital Partners will be used to accelerate FieldBin product development and build out our sales and marketing teams."

FieldBin features include work order scheduling, invoicing, inventory management, estimating and quotes, payments processing, service portal, and customer management with a simple-to-use interface, intuitive navigation, and easy drag-and-drop functionality – all accessible from anywhere on any device. In addition to HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and landscaping, FieldBin is ideal for painting, cleaning, roofing, fencing, and handyman service businesses.

Beginning today, the first 100 companies or business owners interested in FieldBin that sign up for the waiting list by July 10 will receive a 6-month free trial of the platform at launch.

About FieldBin
FieldBin is a cloud-based Field Service Management (FSM) software created to help small-to-medium sized field service trade companies grow their businesses. Its easy-to-use solution gives service providers, technicians, contractors, and field service trade professionals the tools they need to grow their business and increase profits. Learn more at https://www.fieldbin.com/

About 7833 Capital Partners
7833 Capital Partners is a private, early-stage investment firm focused on technology startups. Additional 7833 Capital Partners portfolio companies include VirgilHR, an automated employment and labor law guidance software for HR teams, and RestfullySleep, an online on-demand family wellness provider focused on pediatric sleep.

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Startup Legal - Top 10 Keys to Success

Presented by Steve Britt

This important class offering focuses on the top ten legal issues every startup should know about and consider. Topics will include company formation issues, protecting intellectual property, protecting company equity, considerations when raising capital, data privacy and other legal issues with plenty of opportunity for personal give and take.

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Resume & Career Search Crash Course

Charleston Women in Tech is excited to have Brittany Betit, Co-Founder + CEO of Rez Rev host our August Lunch N' Learn event!

Are you in the process of updating your resume or in the middle of a job search? Join us as Brittany leads a crash course in resume writing and career searches.

Brittany brings a decade of leadership experience and business knowledge across multiple industries which has given her the opportunity to help individuals and organizations propel their career to the next level. Learn more and register HERE.

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Grow With Google - Make Better Business Decisions With Google Analytics

In this webinar, we will de-mystify Google Analytics and teach you how to measure your marketing. You'll learn best practices and analyze trends about how customers engage with your business online, then turn these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions that will attract more customers and generate more revenue.

In this webinar we'll cover:

  • An introduction to Google Analytics
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  • Making SMART goals
  • Using Analytics with other Google tools

Learn more and register HERE.

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Aug 18, 11AM - 12PM

Grow With Google - Get Your Local Business On Google Search and Maps

This is a detailed/in-depth overview of how to manage, update and sell from your FREE Google Business Profile (formerly called Google My Business).

Showing up when customers are searching online is more important than ever. Ensure customers can find accurate, updated information about your local business on Google Search and Google Maps, no matter which device they use.

In this webinar, you will learn how to create and manage a Google business profile from start to finish.

Learn more and register HERE.

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Aug 19, 11AM - 12PM

Grow With Google - Get Your Local Business On Google Search and Maps

This is a detailed/in-depth overview of how to manage, update and sell from your FREE Google Business Profile (formerly called Google My Business).

Showing up when customers are searching online is more important than ever. Ensure customers can find accurate, updated information about your local business on Google Search and Google Maps, no matter which device they use.

In this webinar, you will learn how to create and manage a Google business profile from start to finish.

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Aug 23, 9AM - 4PM

CDC Member Corporate Headshots

15 minute corporate portrait session with a white background (humans only). The session sounds fast, but we will have plenty of time. Please arrive ready for an immediate portrait. We will pose you and then take numerous studio photos against a white backdrop. After the shoot you will be able to view all unedited images from the shoot via an emailed link. You may then make your selection(s) to receive the original resolution, non watermarked professionally-edited photo(s) delivered to your inbox. Your session fee includes one edited photo. Learn more and book HERE.

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Nov 7, 8AM - 5PM

International Conference on Information Systems Engineering (ICISE 2022)

Big data abundance creates new opportunities to develop smart and personalized information systems, and concomitantly raises new challenges for information systems engineers, for example in the areas of scalable data cleaning, integration and processing, real-time and predictive data analytics, and signification of information systems engineering.

ICISE2022 is a forum for scientists, engineers and researchers to discuss and exchange novel ideas, results, experiences, and work-in-process. This conference will also provide an excellent opportunity for the young researchers to expose their work to international scrutiny, receive feedback from peers from different parts of world, gain from the vast experience and expertise of the leaders in this important field of research and to open up the scope for new research collaborations among the international community of participants and invited delegates. Learn more and register HERE.

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