Tech Tidbits From Around New Hampshire

Paul College seeks internship opportunities for students … and more
Laborie Medical Technologies Inc

A team led by Dr. Pareeta Patel and Professor Nick Watkin recently completed the first procedures in the UK involving Optilume, Laborie Medical Technologies of Portsmouth, NH, announced. Laborie is a diagnostic and therapeutic medical technology company and Optilume is a drug-coated balloon technology for use in urethral strictures and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Urotronic, a Minnesota-based medical device company, is currently conducting clinical trials in North America to support regulatory approval of Optilume.

Laconia-based Kanekt 365 has unveiled Kanektions, what it says is fully automated conversational AI order-taking software designed for drive-thru restaurants. The System uses voice recognition and is one of the first of its kind that assists restaurants with a faster and more accurate ordering process at the drive-thru, the company says. According to Kanekt, each call begins with voice recognition, and accuracy is confirmed by a system of checks and balances using both AI and human verification.

Log-On Software of Bedford, an IBM business partner, has released Log-On Wave for IBM Z. The software simplifies the administration and operation of virtual Linux servers running on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE with an intuitive graphical interface and intelligent functionality, the company said.

The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire is seeking businesses within an hour’s drive of the Durham campus to host interns during the fall semester. The internships are part of an entrepreneurship internship course, offered to students in their senior year who have an interest in gaining experience in a variety of areas, including finance, business analytics, marketing, sales, business development and real estate.

Students are required to work eight to 10 hours per week for 13 weeks, starting the week of Aug. 30 and ending the week of Dec. 6. Remote internships will be considered.

The internships will be unpaid, but participating companies must pay a fee ranging from $500 to $750 per student intern, a portion of which goes to the student intern for the successful completion of their internship and to administrative costs associated with the program. The fee is collected at the end of the semester.

Deadline to apply is Aug. 16. For more information, email Laura Hill or call her at 603-862-3341.

Portsmouth digital agency Raka has been recognized as a HubSpot diamond solutions partner. HubSpot is a software-as-a-service CRM platform that powers marketing, sales, customer service and other business operations for companies in 120 countries. Based in Cambridge, Mass., HubSpot has more than 113,000 customers and works hand-in-hand with partner agencies such as Raka to help businesses grow.

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