Shora Foundation activates its GoFundMe campaign for new facility

Knoxville’s Shora Foundation has kicked off its peer-to-peer crowdfunding campaign for The Roots Collective Growth and Development Center for small business entrepreneurs in Black communities. As described in this September article in, Tanika Harper, the driver behind the initiative, describes the Center as an in-between space that would serve those

Deloitte announces “2020 Technology Fast 500” rankings

Only four Tennessee companies made the latest “2020 Technology Fast 500TM” list published by Deloitte. For the past 26 years, Deloitte has been honoring the most innovative public and private technology companies from cities across North America. The “Technology Fast 500TM” was created to recognize the passion and dedication it takes

TREEDC postpones annual conference until June 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic , the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council (TREEDC) has decided to postpone its annual conference. Originally slated for December 10 and 11 at Tennessee Tech University, the new dates are June 10 and 11, again at the

“Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator” participants spotlighted in a series

File this article under the heading of “What are they doing in other Southeastern states?” The Alabama NewsCenter has completed a series spotlighting the 10 start-ups participating in the inaugural edition of the “Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator.” The companies specialize in technology and business models to enhance the future of

Hampton Roads, VA area engages Techstars for an ecosystem assessment

As the Knoxville-Oak Ridge region awaits the final recommendations from the Techstars’ assessment of the local innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem, word comes that the Boulder, CO-based organization has work underway in Virginia. Richmond Inno reports that Hampton Roads is partnering with Techstars as it works to take its start-up ecosystem to the