(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first article in a two-part series describing the innovation and creative initiative that Keith Stanfill is leading in the Tickle College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.) By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA “It was the second time in my life when
A new report from SmartAsset reveals that the best cities for tech workers are not where you might think they are. The top 10 are evenly divided between the Midwest and Southern U.S. You can see the entire list and the methodology here. Just a hint: no Tennessee city made
If you are applying for a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), impacting one of the designated Opportunity Zones can make the application more competitive. That’s the word from the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development. Learn more here.
By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA Monique Villa had never lived anywhere but the greater Los Angeles area until she and her husband decided in May 2017 to relocate to Music City to advance his career as a songwriter and music producer. Less than six months later, they had
The author of a recent article in Entrepreneur writes: “If you’re ready to take your product beyond the drawing board, congratulations: You’re about to experience the single most exciting part of entrepreneurship. Just don’t let the following derail your MVP.” What does he think could derail you? Click here for the
A project with the Memphis Area Transportation Authority (MATA) is one of 43 unveiled recently by the “Startup in Residence” (STiR) program that helps governments explore the potential for emerging technologies to improve government processes while minimizing risk. In the case of the collaboration between MATA and a company named UrbanSDK, the
By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA “I wanted to create a company where software engineers thrive,” Steve Hicks, one of the Co-Founders of Cadre5, says of the company that was launched in 1999. By all accounts, the President and Chief Executive Officer, and his two remaining Co-Founders – Ken
Knoxville resident Travis Howerton, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of C2 Labs Inc., has announced that the start-up has just opened an office in New Orleans. As noted in this picture that he posted on social media, the location at 1100 Poydras Street has a pretty good view overlooking the
A major international conference focused on entrepreneurs has announced that it is coming to Memphis this fall. The “Startup of the Year Summit” is set for October 14-16 in a new collaboration between Established, its coordinating sponsor, and Start Co. The event will bring bring about 100 start-ups from around
If you’ve been accepted into a start-up accelerator, you are making a significant commitment of your time, so you want to make the most of the experience. Here are four suggestions on achieving that goal.