Monday, May 14, 2007

MS Silverlight presentation at NWNUG

Josh Holmes is going to be presenting on Microsoft's new multi-platform plug-in Silverlight at the NWNUG Meeting on Tuesday the 15th which is tomorrow at 6:00 PM at the HCR Manorcare building located at:

333 North Summit St.
Toledo, OH 43607

Silverlight is one of Microsoft's latest technologies. It is still in beta but from what I've seen it is pretty cool. They talked a lot about it at the Mix 07 conference. If you want more info about Silverlight go here.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

RGP gets $3.2 Million in grants

Northwest Ohio gets another shot of money from the state throgh the State Entrepreneurial Signature Program.

The $3.2 million will be used to establish a business grant called Ignite, which will fund $50,000 grants to assist and support early-stage businesses, according to Steve Weathers, president and CEO of the RGP. The original grant is being used to create Rocket Ventures, a nonprofit organization whose sole focus will be to execute the plan. The remaining $6 million will be used to capitalize a pre-seed investment fund.

It looks like in order to get the money they will have to raise $1.6 million to match the state's money.

I hope that these injections of money really help the area.