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Corporate VCs discuss their value to corporations and start-ups

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA It seems like a week doesn’t pass without reading about a new corporation launching its own venture fund or expanding existing efforts. Just last week came an announcement from Nationwide Insurance that it would invest $100 million in such an initiative that it started a year ago. Our perception that large corporations are jumping

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Corporate VCs discuss their value to corporations and start-ups

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA It seems like a week doesn’t pass without reading about a new corporation launching its own venture fund or expanding existing efforts. Just last week came an announcement from Nationwide Insurance that it would invest $100 million in such an initiative that it started a year ago. Our perception that large corporations are jumping

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Corporate VCs discuss their value to corporations and start-ups

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA It seems like a week doesn’t pass without reading about a new corporation launching its own venture fund or expanding existing efforts. Just last week came an announcement from Nationwide Insurance that it would invest $100 million in such an initiative that it started a year ago. Our perception that large corporations are jumping

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Corporate VCs discuss their value to corporations and start-ups

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA It seems like a week doesn’t pass without reading about a new corporation READ »

SMTI

SMTI receives $2.7 million grant from DOE to accelerate commercialization work

Johnson City-based Stone Mountain Technologies Inc. (SMTI) has won a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) READ »

Kingsport

Kingsport advisory group calls for product creation center

The Kingsport Times-News reports that a key recommendation from the One Kingsport Advisory Commission presented last week called for the establishment of a READ »

St. Louis Regional Chamber

St. Louis Chamber commits $500,000 to seed capital fund

The St. Louis Regional Chamber is partnering with local venture capital firms and banks to offer $5 million in seed READ »

StealthMark

Stealth Mark, focused on authentication, relocates to Oak Ridge

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA Oak Ridge is known as the Secret City, and there’s a new company READ »

AgWorks

Additional details released on upcoming “AgWorks Demo Day”

The Knoxville Entrepreneur Center has announced additional details associated with next weekend’s “AgWorks Demo Day.” The event is set to READ »

PitchBook

Pitchbook reports seed stage valuations hit new high

Pitchbook reports that the value of venture-backed U.S. start-ups has hit a new record during the first half of 2017. According to READ »

1804 Louisville

1804 latest Louisville effort focused on entrepreneur center

It’s named after the year that pioneers Lewis and Clark, who earlier met in Louisville, launched their journey to explore READ »

Perserbid

It’s a big week for Johnson City-based Perserbid with Knoxville event this weekend

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA This is a big week for the team at Johnson City-based Perserbid Inc. READ »

Start-up Tri-Cities2

Startup Tri-Cities schedules next roundtable for August 28

Speaking of Edwin Williams and Northeast Tennessee, one of the organizations he helped launch – Startup Tri-Cities – is holding READ »

Memphis Acceleration Partners

Memphis “Summer of Acceleration” has some good funding announcements

There was some good news coming out of last week’s “Summer of Acceleration Demo Day” in Memphis. Click here to READ »

Innovate Raleigh

Innovate Raleigh, local chamber announce new entrepreneurial initiative

The Raleigh, NC Chamber of Commerce is teaming-up with an organization named Innovate Raleigh to enhance services supporting the region’s READ »

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