(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is another article in a series spotlighting the companies that are participating in the inaugural “HealthTech Accelerator” sponsored by CO.LAB, Erlanger Health System and Unum. “Demo Day” is June 5. To register, click here.) By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA A friendship that began 15 years
Electro-Active Technologies Inc. is one of 90 winners of this year’s “TechConnect Innovation Awards.” The Knoxville-based start-up, which we spotlighted in this August 2018 article on teknovation.biz, has developed a modular system capable of waste conversion and hydrogen production that reduces cost and increases sustainability. The company was co-founded by
According to the latest angel market analysis by the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire, the angel investor market in 2018 saw an increase in market participation in terms of companies but at smaller amounts. Total investments in 2018 were $23.1 billion, a decrease of 3.4
MIT Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that advances lasting solutions from tech entrepreneurs to address the world’s most pressing problems, has announced the launch of the $30 million “Solve Innovation Fund.” Financed by philanthropic donations to the university, the fund will make investments in early stage entrepreneurs
The State of Delaware has launched a new program aimed to help early stage companies. Called the “Encouraging Development, Growth & Expansion” (EDGE) initiative, it will provide grants to match investments by qualified small businesses with three state dollars for every one dollar spent by the business. Click here to
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final article in a three-part series spotlighting Knoxville native Joe Fox and his entrepreneurial journey, the latest being Blühen Botanicals that opened a retail location in Knoxville’s Old City last week.) By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA As we’ve noted consistently throughout this series,
Hypepotamus reports that Atlanta-based Noro-Moseley Partners has closed on an oversubscribed eighth fund to invest in growing healthcare technology and software companies. At $180 million, this is Noro-Moseley’s largest fund since the dot-com boom, and one of the largest active funds in the Southeast. Click here to learn more.
Here’s a great example of how corporations can play a big role in stimulating start-up activity. Three national brands located in Northwest Arkansas – Walmart, Tyson Foods and J.B. Hunt – are working with Plug and Play, an accelerator network, to launch a logistics-focused program. Learn more here.
When the concept of additive manufacturing first entered the public sphere nearly 40 years ago, its applications were mainly focused on fabricating small, complex items with plastic polymers. While the promise of additive manufacturing has led more companies to experiment with the technology over the years, the Executive Director of
The long-time Executive Director of Indiana University’s (IU) Innovation and Commercialization Office is leaving at the end of the month, creating an opening that will be filled after a national search. Since 1997, IU research has generated almost 3,200 inventions resulting in more than 4,800 global patent applications. These discoveries