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These entrepreneurs are just about out of their paycheck protection funding. Here’s what’s next

These entrepreneurs are just about out of their paycheck protection funding. Here’s what’s next

By: Darla Mercado
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: June 14th, 2020
The Paycheck Protection Program offered forgivable loans to entrepreneurs whose businesses were affected by Covid-19. Originally it was intended to cover up to eight weeks of payroll costs, rental expenses, utilities and more.
Businesses that received money in April are coming up on the end of their eight-week period. For restaurants and other businesses, it means they’re out of aid before they’re up and running.
Senate Democrats have proposed a new lifeline to allow the hardest-hit firms to apply for a second injection of PPP funding.
This Seattle startup just raised $1.1M from Vulcan, others to help hospitals care for COVID-19 patients

This Seattle startup just raised $1.1M from Vulcan, others to help hospitals care for COVID-19 patients

By: Taylor Soper
Source: GeekWire
Date of Publication: May 25th, 2020
Vulcan Capital and other Seattle-area firms invested in a $1.1 million round for MDMetrix, a Seattle startup that helps hospitals manage clinical performance.
Rabin Martin Covid19 briefing

Rabin Martin Covid19 briefing

By: Rabin Martin
Source: Page Society
Date of Publication: May 7th, 2020
On Monday, May 4, world leaders and philanthropic organizations pledged $8.1 billion to the COVID-19 response to support research, manufacturing and distribution of possible diagnostics, vaccines and treatments. Spearheaded by the European Union, the pledging event brought leaders together virtually to highlight the critical need for international cooperation to mitigate the crisis. The U.S., conspicuous by its absence, did not contribute to this coordinated financing pool.
Using Artificial Intelligence to Fight COVID-19 – White House Challenge_Northrop Grumman

Using Artificial Intelligence to Fight COVID-19 – White House Challenge

By: Northrup Grumman
Source: Northrup Grumman
Date of Publication: April 21st, 2020
White House challenges technology companies to fight coronavirus. Calling on high-tech companies across the country to step up in this time of crisis, the White House issued an Artificial Intelligence Challenge on March 16. The objective: use artificial intelligence or information technology innovations to predict, act or communicate to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on individuals, supply chains and the economy.