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Farm Bureau announces details of its annual innovation challenge for start-ups

With the finale of this year’s “AgLaunch Virtual Bootcamp” later today (details here), this announcement seems very timely. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), in partnership with Farm Credit, is now accepting online applications for the “2022 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge.” The deadline is August 20, and detailed eligibility…

Arcimoto partners with several groups to test its EVs in the state in August

If you are in one of Tennessee’s big cities, you might take note of this announcement. Arcimoto Inc.®, a manufacturer of affordable, practical, and joyful pure electric vehicles for everyday commuters and fleets, has announced a pilot program with Tennessee Clean Fuels and Drive Electric Tennessee to test the company’s…

Two Tennessee-founded teams among 21 presenting at “DIG SOUTH Wild Pitch 2021”

On Friday we posted this article about the ninth annual “DIG SOUTH Tech Summit” that kicks-off Wednesday at the College of Charleston. Later that day, we learned that two of the 21 companies being showcased in Friday’s “DIG SOUTH Wild Pitch 2021,” sponsored by SCRA, are from Tennessee. They are:…

Four Tennessee employers ranked in national survey of best IT workplaces

Tennessee did well in a recently issued report on best large companies for jobs in the information technology sector. Titled “Best Places to Work in IT,” the report spotlighted the top 100 employers across three categories: large, medium and small. Tennessee-based employers captured four of the 56 positions in the…

Cohort 2 of 100Knoxville launches with five more companies

By Kailyn Lamb, Marketing Content Writer and Editor, PYA Five new Black-owned companies have joined the 100Knoxville initiative run by entrepreneur Brandon Bruce. The program was inspired by a similar one that has shown some success in Memphis called the 800 Initiative. The second cohort for 100Knoxville will participate in…

TAEBC holding “Statewide Energy Incentives and Programs Webinar” next week

The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council (TAEBC) will host a “Statewide Energy Incentives and Programs Webinar” next week. Scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 12 noon EDT on August 3, the event will feature Chris Bowles, a Partner with the Bradley law firm, and Ryan Stanton, Senior Consultant for…

Here are several short news items

Here are some recent announcements that might be of interest. Corryton resident – that’s an unincorporated area of Knox County – John Bruck now has a new title. He’s Director of the Spark Innovation Center at the University of Tennessee Research Park. Readers may have noticed we made reference to…

Roane State’s TSBDC Office holding event for small businesses on August 10

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Roane State Community College (RSCC) will host an in-person business forum for small business owners, city, county, and chamber officials on the morning of August 10. The slightly more than three-hour event officially begins at 7:45 a.m. EDT in the City Room of…