Techstars Atlanta picks its 10 startups for 2020 class

Techstars Atlanta unveiled 10 startups entering its 2020 class, and this year’s group is unique in that the companies have a little more consumer focus than last year’s and they come from both inside and outside the Southeast.

“I visited about 10 of the largest startup cities in the Southeast and met with more than 1,000 founders,” Dave Payne, managing director of Techstars Atlanta in Partnership with Cox Enterprises, wrote in a blog post. “And yet, despite this geographic focus, four…


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Techstars Atlanta picks its 10 startups for 2020 class

United Way of Greater Atlanta announces new fund to tackle racial inequity

The United Way of Greater Atlanta announced July 9 it has created a new initiative to fund organizations focused on addressing racial inequity in their communities and on a regional level. The fund ‘s creation comes in the wake of protests against police brutality and institutional racism as well as data showing the Covid-19 pandemic disproportionately impacts Black people and people of color.

The United for Racial Equity and Healing Fund would prioritize financing organizations that are dedicated…


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United Way of Greater Atlanta announces new fund to tackle racial inequity

Duke Energy, Dominion abandon the $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The $8 billion, 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline is dead.

Dominion Energy Inc. and Duke Energy Corp. are canceling the project because of continuing court delays likely to drive the price tag higher. That would threaten the economic viability of the project, they say.

Bound up in the cancellation is Dominion’s decision, announced separately, to sell it gas transmission business to Berkshire Hathaway Energy for $4 billion in cash and the assumption of $5.7 billion in debt.

Charlotte-based Duke…


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Duke Energy, Dominion abandon the billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline