(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is another in a series of articles focused on the history of the Tennessee Valley Corridor and its series of Summits. Twenty-five years after the inaugural event in Oak Ridge, the silver anniversary Summit will be a five-part series of 90-minute virtual sessions kicking-off July 16 and
SSTI is joining with the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to host a special webinar June 9 about the federal agency’s $1.5 billion in economic development grants available for coronavirus response and recovery efforts at the local, state and regional levels. EDA panelists also will discuss the pending innovation and
The Atlanta Tech Village has modified the delivery mechanism for its third annual entrepreneurial bootcamp called “Startup School.” Due to COVID-19 concerns, the nine-week series shifts to a one-hour virtual program each Wednesday with the first session starting at 12:30 p.m. EDT tomorrow. Topics and speakers can be found here.
Remember when we used to go out to eat and held those frequently greasy menus? That’s supposed to be a thing of the past as restaurants reopen, and a start-up in Raleigh has just released an app to help restaurants comply with directives to provide disposable menus. TOURTech has designed
Have you heard of a concept called effectuation, the theory of entrepreneurship pioneered by University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Saras Sarasvathy? Well, it is pretty important, at least to the editors of Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal. They devoted a special issue that includes 13 articles related to effectuation.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first article in a five-part series spotlighting the start-ups that participated in the latest “What’s the Big Idea 48-Hour Pitch Competition” organized by the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and held on March 1 at Knoxville’s Scruffy City Hall. Today’s spotlight is on Mike Benn, the winner
The inaugural version of the “Startup Knox Ecosystem Guide,” released less than two months ago, has already been enhanced with the first of several planned additions over the next few months. John Bruck, who co-championed and co-funded the guide along with Brandon Bruce (see our early April teknovation.biz article), said
If you haven’t registered, it’s not too late to do so. PYA, the power behind teknovation.biz, is hosting another COVID-19 webinar on Wednesday (June 3). Titled “So You Have a PPP Loan. Now What?” The event is free and begins at 11 a.m. EDT. PYA Principals Debbie Ernsberger and Mark Brumbelow
SSTI announced that it is launching a new initiative to improve innovation policy across the country with support from the Kauffman Foundation. According to the announcement, SSTI will work with its members and other entrepreneurial support organizations to cultivate new policy champions from the ground up. The activities will include
Cincy Inno reports that VentureOhio plans to cease operations and, if you go to the webpage, you can see that it appears to have already happened. “The organization worked to attract venture capital for early stage companies to Ohio,” Cincy Inno reported, adding that its Board of Directors “decided to wind down