Ukrainian Delegation Visits Addison TreeHouse

Ukrainian Delegation at Addison TreeHouse

Business professionals and tourists from all over the world visit the Town of Addison every year, and in October, travelers came all the way from Ukraine to learn more about business and entrepreneurship in Addison. A Ukrainian delegation visited Addison to tour the Addison TreeHouse facility.

This group is working with Divergence Academy, a TreeHouse member, and Prudent Technologies and Consulting to gain additional insight into cyber security methodologies. Their goal is to provide enhanced security protocols for the security of Ukraine’s most vital assets, including their nuclear power plants.

“While at the TreeHouse, the delegation toured the facility and learned about its role in entrepreneurship,” said Drew Dietrich, manager of economic development and tourism for the Town of Addison. “There was a brief Q&A regarding the TreeHouse and the state of entrepreneurship locally and nationally. Following that, the group listened to a presentation by Prudent Technology Solutions before moving on to tour and meet at Divergence Academy.”

Established in 2014, Addison-based Divergence Academy is an education institution dedicated to creating adaptive learning solutions to empower people to pursue the work they love on the most relevant skills of our time – everything from web development to data science to product management. It is the first data science-focused institution in Dallas/Fort Worth. According to its website, Divergence Academy is “making a new world of education at the intersection of product, marketing, and technology accessible to students and professionals pursuing careers in hybrid roles through our innovation with analytics approach.”

Corridor-based Prudent Technologies and Consulting is an IT services company that believes in doing business honestly, transparently and swiftly. It offers IT staffing services with high quality talent, and IT solutions to organizations including help with application development, quality assurance, datawarehousing, IT infrastructure, cloud, salesforce, mobile and more. It is “Making IT Happen.”

The Addison TreeHouse is a resource-centered co-working space that was designed to provide entrepreneurs with education, programming and mentorship that are vital for the growth and sustainability of their businesses. It was founded by the Town of Addison and the Dallas Entrepreneur Center to be the place “where startups come to grow.”

Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where she learned to love chips and salsa and hot weather. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and she currently works in the College Communications, Marketing and Outreach office at Richland College. Some of her passions include writing, traveling and re-reading the Harry Potter Series every chance she gets. In the spirit of spontaneity, Sydni lives her life with a pen in one hand and her video camera in the other; ready to capture the next great story.

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