As noted in this post from earlier in the week, Blühen Botanicals, a Knoxville-based hemp cannabidiol (CBD) company, held a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday to officially open its first retail wellness location in conjunction with the company’s presenting sponsorship of the annual “Rhythm N’ Blooms” music festival. The event also marked
Nothing like a bold idea built around converting an old cotton mill into a “live-work-play” community for entrepreneurs. That’s exactly what is happening in Rocky Mount, NC in a 150-acre mixed-use development project spearheaded by Capitol Broadcasting Company. The project in the former mill town 60 miles east of Raleigh
How many times have you heard the word “pivot” in the context of a start-up idea? The answer is no doubt numerous times. At a recent “RVA DownRiver” event in Richmond, VA, a panel shared some ideas on how to prepare for your pending — yet unknown — future pivot.
By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA Travis Howerton is a well-known and well-respected player in the Oak Ridge community, having worked for the prime contractors managing Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Y-12 Nuclear Security Complex as well as the federal National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). What is
Six student start-up businesses were awarded cash prizes in the latest edition of the “Graves Business Plan Competition” at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. It was the 12th annual competition organized by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Haslam College of Business. Andy’s Beekeeping LLC and Rolling
The Johnson City-Jonesborough-Washington County Chamber of Commerce has named its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Businessman Bob Cantler will succeed Gary Mabrey who held the position for 31 years, arguably a great tenure by anyone’s standards in any profession. At one time decades ago, Mabrey and I worked together
Michigan says it will be the first state in the U.S. to have a free web platform chronicling its start-ups when startupMICHIGAN.tech launches May 20. The site, powered by the Michigan Israel Business Accelerator, featured pages on more than 335 startups along with information on 25 investors and 27 hubs
Kickstarter turns 10 years old in 2019. What has been its impact? Inc. reports that the crowdfunding platform has supported 160,000 projects across 22 countries by attracting 16 million backers with $4 billion in funding.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth in a series of articles spotlighting participants in the recent “What’s the Big Idea 48-Hour Launch” coordinated by the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center for The Development Corporation of Knox County. The competition was won by Erica Grant with Quantum Lock, and you can read our
CO.LAB has announced details for the “HealthTech Accelerator Demo Day.” The public event where the eight teams will showcase their products or services is set for 3 to 5 p.m. June 5 in The Atrium of Unum’s headquarters, 500 Walnut Street, Chattanooga. As readers of teknovation.biz should have noticed, we