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PART 2: Cruze saw California start-up ecosystem, impressed with this region

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a three-part series profiling Knoxville business executive Guille Cruze.) By Tom Ballard, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Initiatives, Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C. Knoxvillian Guille Cruze has been an entrepreneur almost his entire professional life, but he really gained some valuable insights into America’s start-up mecca when he worked for Vocera Communications, Inc.,

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Guille Cruze

PART 2: Cruze saw California start-up ecosystem, impressed with this region

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a three-part series profiling Knoxville business executive Guille Cruze.) By Tom Ballard, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Initiatives, Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C. Knoxvillian Guille Cruze has been an entrepreneur almost his entire professional life, but he really gained some valuable insights into America’s start-up mecca when he worked for Vocera Communications, Inc.,

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Guille Cruze

PART 2: Cruze saw California start-up ecosystem, impressed with this region

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a three-part series profiling Knoxville business executive Guille Cruze.) By Tom Ballard, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Initiatives, Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C. Knoxvillian Guille Cruze has been an entrepreneur almost his entire professional life, but he really gained some valuable insights into America’s start-up mecca when he worked for Vocera Communications, Inc.,

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Guille Cruze

PART 2: Cruze saw California start-up ecosystem, impressed with this region

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a three-part series profiling Knoxville business executive Guille Cruze.) By Tom Ballard, Director READ »

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ORNL reports record year for licensing revenues

Oak Ridge National Laboratory reported a record of more than $3 million in revenues received from licensing activities during the READ »

Oregon

Oregon shifting state ED strategy from recruiting to growing

The new top executive for the State of Oregon’s economic development agency plans to radically change the organization’s priorities, shifting READ »

Venture Beat

VC lists six things he’s learned in launching start-ups based on university IP

Shomit Ghose of Onset Ventures offers six thoughts from his personal “lessons learned” portfolio on investing in start-ups that originate READ »

Guille Cruze

PART 1: Entrepreneurship is part of Guille Cruze’s DNA

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a three-part series profiling Knoxville business executive Guille Cruze.) By Tom Ballard, Director READ »

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Here are the ceremonial “Vol Court” check presentations to Grow Bioplastics, Barboards

Here are the ceremonial check presentations to Grow Bioplastics, winner, and Barboards, runner-up from Tuesday night’s “Vol Court” pitch competition. Both READ »

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech Investor Network forming to invest only in Hokie start-ups

A 100-person group called the Virginia Tech Investor Network is coming together with big plans to be investing more than READ »

Asheville Chamber

Asheville Chamber’s Director of Entrepreneurship focused on FOMO

The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce has a new Director of Entrepreneurship who says his role is to create the “sense READ »

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Grow Bioplastics wins “Fall Vol Court” competition

By Tom Ballard, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Initiatives, Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C. Grow Bioplastics, a start-up built around lignin, won READ »

Next Century Cities

Morristown, Chattanooga part of new national gigabit initiative

Nearby Morristown is one of four Tennessee cities that have joined the Next Century Cities organization. Also participating is Chattanooga, READ »

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