Joins NVIDIA Inception Program announced on August 28, 2018, it has joined the NVIDIA Inception program, which is designed to nurture startups revolutionizing industries with advancements in AI and data sciences. Joins NVIDIA Inception

Available on premise and in the cloud,’s easy-to-use automated AI software uses advanced deep learning techniques to design, train, and deploy high-performing AI models for a wide range of applications including numeric prediction, classification, time series forecasting, and image recognition. Powered by Generalized Architecture Search (GAS), which supports both deep neural networks and traditional machine learning algorithms, allows users without any background in data science to upload any type of data and generate a scalable, custom model to deploy to production via API in hours or days instead of months.’s simplified approach allows customers flexibility with a pay-as-you-go pricing model.
The NVIDIA Inception program will benefit by providing computing and development resources and access to its global network of deep learning experts and thought leaders to accelerate global adoption of’s technology in key industries including Retail, CPG, Auto Manufacturing, Aviation, Healthcare, and Insurance.
“We’re thrilled to join the NVIDIA Inception program, which supports our mission of making AI accessible to businesses everywhere,” said Yuan Shen, co-founder and CEO of “The collaboration will support our expansion into new markets and ensure our technology offering continues to be a leader in the market.”
NVIDIA’s Inception program is a virtual accelerator program that helps startups during critical stages of product development, prototyping and deployment. Every Inception member gets a custom set of ongoing benefits, from hardware grants and marketing support to training with deep learning experts.

Primrose 's New School Hosts Grand Opening

Two local entrepreneurs are making a big investment in the community that will impact generations of children and families. With the opening of the new Primrose School West Bellevue, local Franchise Owners Shannon and Erik Peterson are bringing 40 new jobs to Bellevue and investing more than $4.25 million in project costs into the local economy.

New Primrose School Of West Bellevue Hosts Grand OpeningPrimrose

The school, which officially opened to students on Monday, Aug. 6, will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the event, local parents and children will have the opportunity to tour the 14,400-square-foot school and take part in family-friendly activities, including face painting, a scavenger hunt, a photo booth, children’s arts and crafts and a visit from Primrose Friend Percy® the Rooster. Refreshments will be provided, and raffles will be held throughout the event for gift baskets and Seattle Sounders FC tickets. A ribbon cutting ceremony with the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce and the Bellevue Downtown Association will be held at 10 a.m. to celebrate the opening of the school.
“From the moment we first stepped inside a Primrose school, we wanted to bring the Primrose Experience® to parents and children in the Bellevue area,” said Shannon Peterson, Franchise Owner of Primrose School of West Bellevue. “The environment, the people and the Balanced Learning® approach met every desire we had for our own child’s early education. We knew we could help parents raise their children to meet their full potential in life, and with our new school we’re starting right here with the families of West Bellevue.”
School Features
Primrose School of West Bellevue features 13 classrooms and three secure, age-appropriate playgrounds. Through school programs for children 6 weeks to 5 years old, the school is poised to serve more than 200 local children and their families. The two-story school was converted from a former conference center and is conveniently located in beautiful Bellefield Office Park. Considering its location just seconds from downtown Bellevue, the school building is uniquely set against a backdrop of natural greenery. With the abundance of windows throughout the building, students in every classroom of the school are treated to plentiful amounts of natural light and wonderful views of their surroundings.
Balanced Learning® Approach
The school offers the Primrose-exclusive Balanced Learning approach, which blends purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion in children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Additionally, the new school features the Primrose Schools Safe School Plan, which outlines comprehensive safety measures taken throughout the school in addition to providing instructions for teachers and staff on how to manage potential emergency situations.
Primrose School of West Bellevue is located at 1150 114th Ave. SE, Bellevue, Washington 98004. To inquire about enrollment, please call (425) 315-7305 or visit

California Virtual Academy @ San Diego Starts Classes August 23

California Virtual Academy @ San Diego Welcomes Students for 2018-19 School Year

California Virtual AcademyStudents Return to California Virtual Academy Online Public Charter School on August 23

Students at California Virtual Academy @ San Diego (CAVA @ San Diego), an accredited, full-time online public charter school, will begin their school year on August 23, simply by turning on their computers. Combining innovative technology with a rigorous and engaging curriculum led by state-credentialed teachers. CAVA @ San Diego offers each student a personalized learning experience.

Students at California Virtual Academy @ San Diego head #backtoschool on August 23 – simply by turning on their computers! #onlinelearning #publicschoolathome

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DreamBox Learning $130 Million Investment By The Rise Fund

DreamBox Learning, the company that pioneered Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ technology, and The Rise Fund, a global impact investing fund managed by TPG Growth, have signed an agreement for a $130 million investment in the education technology company. This investment will be The Rise Fund’s largest education investment to date and continues to cement their role as a leading global education investor. The Rise Fund will take a majority position in the company.

DreamBox LearningDreamBox Learning $130 Million Investment By The Rise Fund

“DreamBox was founded with the mission to transform the way the world learns by using intelligent adaptive technology to dynamically and continuously personalize each student’s learning experience,” said Jessie Woolley-Wilson, DreamBox president and CEO. “As a company, we have been committed to unlocking the learning potential of every child regardless of what zip code they live in, what they look like, or what language they speak. By joining forces with The Rise Fund, DreamBox gains a partner whose mission of social impact is perfectly aligned with ours.”
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BankWork$ Retail Banking Career For 2,000th Graduate

BankWork$ announced on July 31,2018 that it has placed its 2,000th graduate in a retail banking career. BankWork$ is a free training program that matches underemployed and underserved adults with careers in financial services.

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“With every candidate we place, we’re building rewarding careers, stable families, and strong communities,” said Les Biller, BankWork$ founder and former Wells Fargo COO.
“BankWork$ really changed my life,” said Brandon Madrid, a Denver Goodwill BankWork$ graduate, who is now a personal banker, at Wells Fargo. “The program gives support to people who otherwise might not think they have it, and that’s what it did for me.”
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National FFA and Microsoft Collab For Students

National FFA and Microsoft Collab For Students on Thursday, July 26, 2018. This is to bring innovative technology, science, research and entrepreneurship to the classrooms of more than 65,000 FFA student members nationwide through an initiative known as Blue 365.

National FFA and Microsoft Collab For Students

National FFANational FFA members are the future of the food industry, which is relying on this generation to meet unparalleled challenges to feed a growing world population. In a modern world where the food and agriculture industries are reliant on precision agriculture, big data, cloud technology, robotic systems, advanced communications and other sophisticated technologies, Blue 365 will serve as a catalyst for evolving sustainability, innovative efficiency and preparing the future leaders who will solve the world’s critical agricultural challenges. At an event in Fargo today, National FFA CEO Mark Poeschl and Microsoft’s Brad Smith and Mary Snapp were joined by North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, USDA State Director Clare Carlson, and North Dakota State FFA President Brianna Maddock.
“Today’s FFA members are our future industry leaders,” Poeschl said. “The future relies on connecting diversity of innovational approach, solutions-orientation and cutting-edge technology. We are excited that Microsoft shares our vision of Blue 365. Through agricultural education and FFA, our members are evolving their skill sets for the 21st century demands; they will be the change in our industry. Blue 365 can be the spark needed to create the next big idea in agriculture.”
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Matt Zimmerman Named Registrar at WAZZU

WSU Officially Hires Matt Zimmerman as Registrar

Matt Zimmerman WSU RegistrarMatt Zimmerman was named Washington State University’s registrar following a national search, provost Dan Bernardo announced Thursday, July 19.

Zimmerman has served as interim university registrar since July 2017.

“It has been a pleasure to serve as interim registrar for the past year, and I am very honored that WSU has provided me the opportunity to serve as registrar,” Zimmerman says. “I look forward to leading the Registrar’s Office in our mission to compassionately implement university policy and procedures, and to provide innovative support to WSU students and faculty.”

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Remote University Student to Online Entrepreneur

WGU Washington logoHow Flexibility at WGU Washington Inspired the Founding of an Entirely Remote Firm

By Terra Joy

Flexible jobs, or jobs that can be done remotely, are very common today. A Gallup survey found that 43 percent of American employees spend at least some time working remotely. Not only is the ability to work remotely common, it is desired. A recent study done by Global Workplace Analytics found that 80 to 90 percent of the U.S. workforce would like to telework at least part time. Continue reading “Remote University Student to Online Entrepreneur”

Bellevue College Students Akoto, Gonzalez and Tuttle Make All-Washington Academic Team

All-Washington Academic Team Features Three Earning Degrees at Bellevue College

Brenda Akoto All-Washington Academic Team
Brenda Akoto All-Washington Academic Team

Three BC students, Brenda Akoto, Alberto Gonzalez and Casey Tuttle have made the 2018 All-Washington Academic Team, and will be honored at a ceremony Thursday, March 22, at South Puget Sound Community College, in Olympia. Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman will be the keynote speaker.
The All-Washington Academic Team program recognizes Washington state’s finest higher education students. Students who make up the All-Washington Team reflect the diversity of the state, maintain high standards of excellence, and contribute positively to the community. Their stories are often inspiring, sometimes surprising, and always reflective of the larger story of the state’s community and technical college students. Continue reading “Bellevue College Students Akoto, Gonzalez and Tuttle Make All-Washington Academic Team”

Washington River Protection Services Partners with Wazzu to Protect Hanford Workers and Develop Tech

WAZZU and WRPS to Partner for Good

Two teams at Washington State University Tri-Cities are partnering with Washington River Protection Solutions to develop tools and methods to improve worker safety and safely immobilize solid secondary wastes.

One team will procure and program an autonomous vehicle designed to stand in for workers in radioactive areas at the Hanford Site. The second team will develop an ultrahigh-performance concrete to safely immobilize solid secondary wastes.

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