Start-up executives share insights on impact of COVID-19 during first day of ‘LSTCON 2020″

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 article).

Ground broken on latest building at UT Research Park

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

VentureSouth launches Furman Angel Network

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

Mary Cayten Brakefield represented UTK at yesterday’s “SEC Student Pitch Competition”

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

Richmond start-up helps creatives get paid promptly

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