Mac Bartine is methodically and strategically growing SmartRIA, the company that he has led as Chief Executive Officer for five years this October. Located in West Knoxville but serving a national market, the company that was founded in 2011 by Roger Kiger provides an advanced compliance software solution designed to
Students will pitch creative business ideas at an online pitch competition hosted next week by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and sponsored by the Downtown Council of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce and EPB. The virtual “Hatch It” event, set to begin at 3:30
The Fordham Angel Fund was established last year to help fund student start-ups at the private institution in New York City. As described in this article, up to $25,000 is available to students who successfully complete a detailed, five-step investment process
Softgiving is a new Atlanta-based start-up that has developed two online fundraising options geared to non-profits. As described in this recent article in hypepotamus, the two options are: EVENTS by Softgiving where the company takes non-profits through the process of creating, organizing, and running events online; and HEROS by Softgiving, which is
A program aimed at doubling the number of Black investors in venture capital over the next three years has been launched by BLCK VC, Operator Collective, Salesforce Ventures and the University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. The new Black Venture Institute will provide intensive education and networking opportunities for Black leaders who
The second day of “LSTCON 2020” – Life Science Tennessee’s (LST) annual conference featured four separate program sessions ahead of the annual “Venture Forum” that was won by Ichor Sciences. After a break that is one day short of three weeks, the final “LSTCON 2020” event will occur on November
If you have ever licensed an invention funded by federal dollars, you should salute those who organized a celebration yesterday commemorating the 40th anniversary of passage of the “Patent and Trademark Law Amendments Act” (Pub. L. 96-517). The virtual event that drew nearly 800 attendees occurred just a little more than six
The first issue of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce’s new online economic outlook analysis – ECO for short – has been issued. The report is financed by First Horizon Bank, and you can find the inaugural edition at this link.
The South Carolina Department of Commerce has teamed up with the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) and 15 universities and colleges from across the state to launch “SC Innovates,” a program aimed at promoting entrepreneurism through a student pitch competition. The inaugural challenge will take place November 18 as
The “Female Founders Fellowship” is a new program launched at New York University to support student entrepreneurs by plugging them into the institution’s ecosystem of resources. After graduating, the Fellows are eligible to apply for grants of up to $50,000 to help alleviate the financial burden of early-career start-up costs.