Peloton Makes an NC Acquisition, NCCHR Launches a Virtual Museum, FinTech Generations

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TECH IN THE SOUTH NEWS

DURHAM – Working women. The coronavirus pandemic is driving many households to the brink. But there’s one group that often bears the brunt: women. NC startup InHerSight tracks the pandemic’s devastating effects on working women, but there is an upside. Read more.

GREENSBORO – Fitness plant. Peloton acquired a huge NC plant as part of $420M deal for a fitness equipment firm. The manufacturing plant for fitness equipment in Guilford County near Greensboro will soon become part of the Peloton empire. 
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AUSTIN – Return to work. ReturnSafe, an Austin startup that assists businesses with contact tracing, symptom screening, and vaccine programs, has built a business around making the return to work as safe as possible. Tech it out.

CHAPEL HILL – Plant-able technology. Chapel Hill-based Mesur.io, an agricultural technology company, has raised $775,000 in a debt round with a $1 million goal. Mesur.io pitched at DIG SOUTH Virtual Tech Summit 2020. Learn more.

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ATLANTA’S NCCHR LAUNCHES A 360-DEGREE VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

When the pandemic closed its doors in March, Atlanta’s National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) knew it was essential to find a way to keep its downtown galleries accessible to the general public. 

With the technological and creative help of an Atlanta production company, the Center has launched a virtual tour of some of its most impactful exhibits. 

“We want people to walk away with the story about how the American Civil Rights Movement has inspired global human rights movements around the world, and its relevance to the civil and human rights struggles we are facing today,”  Kurt Reynolds, Development Coordinator at the Center, said.

Utilizing 360-degree filming from Atlanta-based One Stop Productions, users can download the Center’s new app on iPhone or Android devices and begin an immersive educational experience.

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