New Providence, The Bahamas – Spearheaded by master developer and real estate visionary Roger Stein, the New South Ocean Development Company’s future $1 billion mixed-use resort project is located on 385 acres of pristine shoreline along the southwestern coast on New Providence Island in Nassau. The exclusive development will encompass a large upscale casino hotel, an intimate five+ star boutique hotel, a lifestyle hotel brand, a mega yacht marina, spa, retail outlets, a world-class tennis center and residential components. The Blue Shark Golf Club, a 7,200 yard, 18-hole championship course recently re-designed by Greg Norman is scheduled to open in late 2008/early 2009.The resort is the third and final location designated by the Government of The Bahamas for a full-scale casino and hotel operation on New Providence. Mr. Stein saw the potential to expand in New Providence and create an upscale retreat with convenient airlift from U.S. gateways. The resort is just a 10 minute drive from Nassau’s International Airport and the destinations has held strong ties to long-established North American and European tourism.Resort development component plans are as follows:Casino Resort Hotel(s): A 1500 room beachfront property including hotel condominium units, casino, large pool complex, spa, conference and entertainment venues and retail and service space. Luxury Boutique Hotel: An exclusive, ultra-luxury beachfront five-star resort, featuring a large world-class spa, gourmet restaurant and beachfront serviced villas. Lifestyle Hotel: A beachfront, boutique hotel catering to the hip and chic market. Golf Course: The 7,200 yard Greg Norman signature Blue Shark Golf Course has plans for a world-class clubhouse and related facilities. Mega Yacht Marina with Marina Village/Retail Space Residential Estates: This component consists of secure residential estate lots, with frontage on the golf course Luxury Residences: To be serviced by the luxury resort adjacent to the golf course and the canal with docking. Racquet Club and Tennis Facilities: A world-class racquet club and tennis training center, run by world famous tennis star will serve as an amenity for visitors and residents.ABOUT ROGER STEIN: Roger Stein, a long time entrepreneur, is the Managing Director and Master Developer of The New South Ocean Development Company LTD, created in 2005 based in New York City. In his previous role as Director of Business Development of Plaza Associates in Raleigh, North Carolina, Stein oversaw negotiations for the firms’ real estate interests. He was involved in the development of the 1.4 million square-foot Crabtree Mall, the largest mall in Raleigh, as well as the Siena hotel in Chapel Hill, a winner of AAA Diamond Awards for Excellence in Food and Rooms.Also an accomplished musician, noted music producer and owner of indie record label Iguana Records, Stein has worked with many international recording artists including Keith Richards, The Neville Brothers, The Meters, Bonnie Raitt, Branford Marsalis and others. Mr. Stein holds a Law Degree from Duke Law School and a B.A. from Skidmore College. He currently resides with his wife and daughter in New York City’s Soho and in The Bahamas.
StackShare, a company that helps developers and engineers discover and compare software tools, recently closed $5.2 million in a Series A led by e.Ventures. Other investors included Cervin Ventures and angels Nick Rockwell, Aston Motes, Dave Johnson, and Bill Smith according to Tech Crunch.In the beginning, the platform was slow to grow but founder Yonas Beshawred saw an opportunity and specifically focused on data after StackShare ramped up its user base. “When we look at it, it is professionals finding and communicating with each other.”It’s in essence peer learning for technologists. Instead of creating their code from scratch, they are crowdsourcing it with other developers. “When your boss asks you for a new data pipeline, you don’t open a text editor, you do research,” Beshawred said in a statement.StackShare’s goal is to be the go-to engineer community and sees an opportunity in between other large developer platforms. “When you look at the biggest platforms, even the ones that focus on developers like Github and StackOverflow, they don’t focus on technology, they focus on code. StackOverflow has to be about a specific line of code. Github has the same problem, it has to be tied to a repo or a pull request,” Beshawred explained. “What we know as engineers, the world has moved beyond that.”Several of the new features include New Stacks, allowing developers to look at the technology that a user works with and send them a daily or weekly newsletter noting any changes or new thinking about the technology.The company’s long-term goal is to add recruiting to its business model, as well as allowing developers access to vendors. They are currently looking at beta testing Stack Match which allows recruiters to find the engineers that exactly fit their need. Beshawred said that “If you are a recruiter, we can search for people who have used Go on AWS for a Series B startup. Today you can’t do that anywhere else.” be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/stackshare-raises-5-2-million-in-a-series-a/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/stackshare-raises-5-2-million-in-a-series-a/ TECHNOLOGYBlack Buying Power Projected to Reach $1.1 TrillionBE Smart Hackathon Has a Winner! – TechConnext