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On another note, tomorrow is #TechTuesday! I’m super excited for my chat tomorrow with StubHub’s Bärí A. Williams.She’s joining me at 1 p.m./ET for a crash course on entity formation, intellectual property protection, and other legal compliances all pertaining to growing your tech company. RSVP here and invite your friends.

Tyler

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Meet the Tech Founders Connecting You to Pharmacies That Deliver
 HealNow is an app that connects consumers, hospitals, and telehealth companies to local and independent pharmacies that deliver to your door.
KANDIA JOHNSON | BLACK ENTERPRISE
Tech CEO Stabbed to Death in Georgia Home Invasion
11Alive has learned that 74-year-old Al DeMagnus was a computer services executive who was heading his own business, Computer Management Services, Inc.
JON SHIREK | WXIA

 

TEDx features Orlando Tech Entrepreneur with Unlikely Path
Chandra Arthur, founder of the Friendish app, has been told multiple times: To succeed as a tech entrepreneur, she should leave Orlando. She says she’s not going anywhere — at least for now.
MARCO SANTANA | ORLANDO SENTINEL
Nigerian Tech Startup Tizeti Secures $2.1m to Bring Affordable Wireless Internet to Africa
Having graduated from famed Silicon Valley tech incubator, YCombinator, the team behind Tizeti have this week closed on a $2.1m Seed investment round and a number of angel investors including Y Combinator’s Michael Seibel and Gabriel Hammond.
MFONOBONG NSEHE | FORBES
How Nicole Jones Went From Marketing At Delta To Leading Its Innovation Team
Her team is responsible for harnessing and expeditiously testing ideas from Delta’s 80,000 employees in an effort to better the travel experience for the airline’s passengers, while adding efficiency across the operation.
JULES TOMPKINS | HYPEPOTAMUS