After two solid panel discussions late yesterday afternoon, “LSTCON 2020” – Life Science Tennessee’s (LST) annual conference – returns at 11 a.m. EDT/10 a.m. CDT for more programming in its first-ever virtual format. Five workshops during the day preceded the annual “Venture Forum” featuring three start-ups (see recent teknovation.biz article).
Earlier this week, ground was broken on the newest private sector building at the University of Tennessee (UT) Research Park at Cherokee Farm, bringing the number of buildings at the site to three. The UT Medical Center’s Advanced Orthopaedic Institute will include an ambulatory surgery center and large-scale clinic space
The first-ever “KTech PULSE Technology Summit” is set for November 12. Over a 90-minute period, the virtual event will feature a set of technology thought leaders and a celebration of the achievements of the tech industry in the Greater Knoxville region and throughout the State of Tennessee. Speakers include: Majid Khan,
What timing. On the first day of Life Science Tennessee’s annual conference – LSTCON, PitchBook published its latest report that focused on the biotech sector. “In this analyst note, we discuss how the biotech company lifecycle differs from the tech company lifecycle and why the VC asset class is uniquely positioned to
Noting that an investor network of any size is rare for a traditional liberal arts school, VentureSouth has announced the launch of the Furman Angel Network. Investors must have a Furman link, be accredited by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and pay $2,500 annual dues to participate before being
There’s philanthropy with a little “p,” and then there’s giving with a larger than life “P.” The Missouri University of Science and Technology just received one in the latter category. A 1955 graduate of the school then known as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy and his wife just
It’s showtime for Erica Grant of Quantum Lock Technologies LLC, and you can help her capture the “Arrow Electronics People’s Choice Award” as she competes on her own for the grand prize. Grant is one of five finalists in the graduate student category of the Collegiate Inventors Competition® that begins
With “LSTCON,” the annual conference of Life Science Tennessee, beginning today in a virtual environment, it’s a good time to provide an update on one of the Knoxville-based companies in the sector. Eric Mayer, Chief Executive Officer of EDP Biotech Corporation, alerted us to several important events for the company.
Speaking of pitch competitions, Mary Cayten Brakefield, Chief Executive Officer of Brakefields, represented the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in yesterday’s annual “SEC Student Pitch Competition.” The event, held virtually for the first time, involves one student start-up from each of the Southeastern Conference schools. Brakefields is a company that produces
Two Richmond, VA residents – one a Video Producer, the other an Audio Producer and Musician – used their own experiences as freelance creatives to build Rudder, a platform that makes work-for-payment transactions simple and seamless. Founded earlier this year, the start-up automates that process as much as possible, expediting payment for