Three “Innovation Crossroads” current or alumni companies among latest DOE SBIR and STTR winners

Twenty companies, including three that are participants in Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s “Innovation Crossroads” (IC) program, have received Phase I Release 2 grants under a solicitation from the Building Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The 20 grants were part

Applications being accepted for Chattanooga’s “Craft Masters” accelerator

SoundCorps, a Chattanooga non-profit dedicated to growing the music economy in the area, is now accepting applications for its upcoming “Craft Masters” eight-week music industry intensive course. Ten class members will be accepted into the music business accelerator program which will convene via video conference starting June 8. “Live shows

Cincinnati start-ups showing innovation, determination during pandemic

Cincinnati has a vibrant start-up ecosystem that has provided some good ideas for the Knoxville entrepreneurial community. The most recent example was the “Startup Knox Ecosystem Guide” that was the brainchild of Brandon Bruce and former Cincinnati businessman John Bruck (see our recent article). There was also the 2017 “Future865” event

mobius one of six companies selected for Cohort 7 of the “Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator”

Local start-up mobius is one of six new ventures focused on agriculture technology solutions that have been invited to join the seventh cohort of the “Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2).” Funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, IN2 provides each company up to $250,000

Grid Fruit selected as one of 10 start-ups for “Incubatenergy® Labs Challenge”

Grid Fruit, one of the participants in Cohort 3 of the “Innovation Crossroads” (IC) program, has been selected for the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) “Incubatenergy® Labs Challenge.” EPRI and three other organizations including TVA will be hosting demonstration projects with 10 start-ups that start June 1. Both EPRI and Ameren