Middle Bit: Hatchlings Game Jam set for June 14-16

Hatchling second annual Game Jam will take place June 14 -16 at Gravitate Coworking Downtown.

Beginning Friday night, game designers can begin to brainstorm game ideas relating to a theme. Then, over the course of the next 36 hours, attendees will collaborate and network to design and build their own game.

While this event is a great opportunity for professional developers and designers, participants do not need to have any professional experience in gaming or related industries to participate.

Registration for the event is free.

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Denim named one of 20 Most Promising Digital Marketing Solution Providers

Denim, has been named one of the 20 Most Promising Digital Marketing Solution Providers of 2019 by CIO Review magazine.

The 20 most promising digital marketing solution providers were selected by a distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, and analysts including CIO Review’s editorial board.

“Every day at Denim, we work to make marketing personal, at scale. Whether for a Fortune 500 multi-location financial services company, a community bank, or a credit union, we’re proud to provide an intelligent marketing automation platform that drives our customers’ success in two areas: decreasing customer acquisition costs and improving customer retention,” said Gregory Bailey, CEO and founder of Denim.

ClearFlame Engines receives $200,000 SBIR Grant

ClearFlame Engines has received a $200,000 SBIR Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

In total, the Department of Energy will award 231 grants totaling $46 million to 202 small businesses in 39 states.

Successful Phase I grantees will be eligible to apply for Phase II awards in fiscal year 2020 that will allow them to develop novel prototypes or processes to validate their Phase I research findings.