(EDITOR’S NOTE: The Knoxville Entrepreneur Center (KEC) recently named two individuals as its inaugural Executives-in-Residence (EIR). They will work with the existing KEC team to focus on mentorship and strategic priorities for entrepreneurs. Each EIR will have a specific focus area in which they will create programming and provide business
Just a quick reminder that the latest event hosted by Blount County’s Sky City Initiative is set for 6 p.m. March 25 at Vienna Coffee, 212 College Street in Downtown Maryville. Under the “Beer, Books and Business Experience” banner, it will feature a discussion of The E-Myth book by Michael Gerber. To register
The newest start-up initiative in Atlanta is named The ACE House. Its Founder is a 21-year old college dropout whose strategy is to recruit young adults with fresh ideas, encourage them to take a year off from school, and back them with up to a year of free housing and food. Located
Good news for Huntsville, AL. An analysis by 24/7 Wall Street found the Rocket City was one of the best places in the country for the number of high tech jobs with the city just across the Alabama-Tennessee border ranking third. Click here to see the top 15, none in the Volunteer
Here’s some good news from 490 BioTech, one of Knoxville’s start-ups that we have followed over the past several years on teknovation.biz. “I’m excited to announce that 490 was just announced as one of the 20 finalists in the ‘‘BUZZ of BIO competition’ for this year’s BIO International convention,” Dan
Several companies that have been spotlighted in the past in teknovation.biz articles are finalists for this year’s “Pinnacle Business Awards.” Coordinated by the Knoxville Chamber and presented by Regions Bank, the annual event is set for April 26. Awards will be presented in eight categories with the finalists selected from
Startup & THRIVE! is a new social impact accelerator and emerging venture capital fund focused on African-American women founders. Its first big event, appropriately named “Startup & THRIVE! Wealth Building Week” is set for September 16-21 in Philadelphia. Read more about the organization here.
In 2017, just 16 percent of venture capital funding in the U.S. went to start-ups with at least one female founder, and only 2.5 percent went to companies with all female founders. That’s the conclusion of a study completed by a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution for the Center
HQ Raleigh is adding 57,000 square feet of new co-working space, making its total footprint in Raleigh more than 100,000 square feet. It is already the city’s largest co-working community with some 280 companies utilizing its spaces and services. Read more about the plans here.
As noted in this teknovation.biz article about the recent “Innov865 Alliance Mayoral Forum,” there were several mentions of innovation districts and other ways to accelerate a regional entrepreneurial ecosystem. Chattanooga was cited as one that is doing just that along with other cities like Greenville and Louisville. Chattanooga is cited again in