Cumberland Business Incubator bringing back “Verizon Innovative Learning” program

The Cumberland Business Incubator, operated by Roane State Community College at its Crossville campus, is bringing back the “Verizon Innovative Learning” program. Focused on young women from rural communities – sixth through eighth graders, the initiative starts with a three-week summer camp beginning July 12 followed by one session per

SBDC offering Proof’s “Restaurant Resilience” program next month in Northeast TN

The Small Business Development Center at East Tennessee State University has announced that it is sponsoring Proof Incubator’s “Restaurant Resilience” program. The four-week virtual course for owners and operators of restaurants and food-service businesses is focused on helping them stabilize and grow their operations. The course covers everything from navigating

Free webinar on SBIR and STTR programs being offered May 24

The University of Tennessee’s Center for Industrial Services is holding a three-hour webinar on May 24 focused on the federal Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. Offered by the organization’s Procurement Technical Assistance Program, the session runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Registration is free.

Miami University transforming downtown Oxford, OH building into entrepreneurial center

Miami University of Ohio is moving forward with plans to transform a dilapidated three-story building in uptown Oxford into an entrepreneurial center that has the potential to reinvigorate the city’s business corridor. The institution has issued a request for qualifications seeking a design-build firm to lead its College@Elm incubator project.

Fluffy Friends, Cogni take top prizes in Spring edition of UTK’s “Graves Business Plan Competition”

Six student start-up businesses at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville have been awarded cash prizes in the Spring 2021 edition of the “Graves Business Plan Competition.” Hosted by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Haslam College of Business, the business plan and pitch contest took place virtually.