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PART 2: Banded Recovery model follows key staffers’ military experience

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final article in a two-part series focused on two Tennessee female Entrepreneurs are focused on helping address the recidivism rate of individuals afflicted with opioid addiction.) By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA “Medicine is not about prescribing drugs; it’s about taking care of people,” Melissa Petak, Co-Founder of Banded Recovery, says. She founded the...

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Here’s a summary about the winners in the recent “ROTR” Road Tour

We posted articles recently on several of the winners of the “Rise of the Rest Road Tour” version 7.0. If you missed those posts or just want to learn more about the winners, click here for a great summary provided by the Revolution team....

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W&L “Entrepreneurship Summit” connects students and alumni

Here’s a novel idea – an entrepreneurial event bringing together alumni and students. Washington and Lee University’s “Seventh Annual Entrepreneurship Summit” will feature networking events, a student pitch competition, an alumni pitch session, ideation sessions, and opportunities to interview current students for internships or full-time positions. Read more about the two-day event in September here....

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Maryland launching pre-seed fund to help often overlooked start-ups

The Maryland Technology Development Corporation, better known as TEDCO, is expanding the scope of its pre-seed fund to include not only minority-owned companies but any company that could face some social or economic disadvantage. The new Pre-Seed Builder Fund will offer early stage investments of $50,000 to start-ups that may be overlooked by other funding organizations. Click here to learn more....

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PART 1: Banded Recovery focused on helping recover from opioid addiction

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first article in a two-part series focused on two Tennessee female Entrepreneurs are focused on helping address the recidivism rate of individuals afflicted with opioid addiction.) By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA Two women who worked together in the U.S. Army have joined forces to help address a national epidemic – successfully recovering from...

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One Knoxville company wins, another competing in InnoSTARS China event

One Knoxville company took away a prize, and another is preparing to compete after both won opportunities during a recent regional competition in Atlanta. EDP Biotech won third place and a cash prize in the “InnoSTARS Competition Semi-Final for Biomedicine & Medical Device Group” event June 14-15 in Suzhou, China. Click here to read our recent article about that competition....

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FreightWaves closes oversubscribed Series A round

Good news for the winner of the “Rise of the Rest Road Tour” stop in Chattanooga. FreightWaves closed an oversubscribed Series A round of $13 million, bringing its total funding thus far to more than $18 million. Click here for the good news....

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Lockheed Martin doubles financial commitment to its venture fund

Add Lockheed Martin to the list of companies doubling down on innovation dedveloped by start-ups. The global giant has doubled its emerging technology-focused venture capital fund to $200 million as the defense contractor seeks greater access to emerging companies. Read more here....

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ATDC, NASCO launching new “Health Technology Program” in Atlanta

The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech and NASCO are joining together to launch the “Health Technology Program” on July 10. More than 40 current and future health tech start-ups at ATDC’s incubator will bed supported as they work on ways to tackle challenges like population health, caregiver support, billing fraud, precision medicine, genomics, medical devices, diagnostics, data...

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Nashville-based Carlex Glass licenses ORNL superhydrophobic coating technology

Carlex Glass America LLC has exclusively licensed an optically clear, superhydrophobic coating technology from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The agreement, announced earlier this week, will help the Nashville-based company advance glass products for the automotive sector. Click here to read the news release....

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Bitcoin, cryptocurrency seminar set for June 19 in Knoxville

Interested in learning more about cyptocurrencies? Johnson City Entrepreneur John Cannon of Symply Data Centers will be in Knoxville to explain the technology at a 90-minute seminar next Tuesday (June 19). The event sponsored by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center and will be held at the Knoxville Chamber, 17 Market Square, Room 201, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Click here...

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Active Energy Systems announces several important developments

Active Energy Systems, one of the three companies participating in Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s inaugural “Innovation Crossroads” program, recently shared some positive developments for the start-up in its newsletter. A new colleague has joined the effort. That individual is Ivan Beentjes who successfully defended his Master’s Thesis at Cornell University. He is described as “a very experienced and talented engineer,...

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