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Shannon Smith named Assistant Editor of teknovation

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA There will be a new byline appearing on teknovation.biz articles in the weeks ahead, and the name of our new Assistant Editor will be familiar to Knoxville residents. Shannon Smith, until recently a Weekend Anchor at NBC affiliate WBIR-TV and an Emmy Award-winning…

Bronze Valley, gener8tor expand partnership with third program

Alabama Inno reports that Birmingham-based Bronze Valley is expanding its partnership with accelerator manager and investment firm gener8tor. The two organizations first teamed-up two years ago on the “Bronze Valley gBETA Accelerator” focused on offering three programs a year for a total of 15 early stage companies founded by underrepresented individuals.…

CAR hosting webinar featuring Toyota Ventures

For start-ups in the mobility sector, an upcoming webinar co-sponsored by the Michigan-based Center for Automotive Research (CAR) might be of interest. CAR is joining with Toyota Ventures to host the webinar at 1 p.m. EDT August 29. CAR Chief Executive Officer Carla Bailo will moderate the session featuring Jim…

Bootstrapping versus venture capital explored in this article

At some point in time, most entrepreneurs face the question of whether it is best to bootstrap their start-up or seek funding from angel or venture capital. That question was pondered in this article with the conclusion that the answer “depends on a number of factors, including the amount of…

This week’s “News & Notes” articles come from three cities

This week’s items come from Chattanooga, Cookeville and Nashville. From Chattanooga: Tasia Malakasis, the recently named Chief Executive Officer of CO.LAB, was featured by WUTC-FM on its “Scenic Roots” podcast series that “offers conversations that matter in the heart of Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley.” In her case, the segment…

The Biz Foundry announces two meetings focused on early stage angel fund in the region

The Biz Foundry in Cookeville has announced two meetings to answer questions and gain insights from individuals interested in the development of a professional, member-managed angel fund for the Upper Cumberland Region. In an email, Jeff Brown, the organization’s President, said that the Knoxville-based Appalachian Investors Alliance (AIA) has been…

ETEBA opens registration for its “Business Opportunities & Technical Conference”

Registration is now open for the 2022 “Business Opportunities & Technical Conference” (BOTC) organized by the Energy Technology and Environmental Business Association (ETEBA) . Now in its 23rd year, the in-person event will be held October 4-6 at the Knoxville Convention Center. As the organization’s name implies, the conference focuses on…

NIST launches new and redesigned iEdison system

To promote the transfer of technology from the lab to the marketplace, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has redesigned the online platform where organizations report their taxpayer-funded inventions. The new Interagency Edison system, or iEdison, includes a modernized user interface and new functionality…