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A University of Tennessee UT) student we met several years ago just captured the top position in the “Fall Vol Court” final pitch competition. Alex Adams bested 18 others who pitched in the event last week. His idea is something named GeoAir which gives a faster, more precise way to identify
Alex Adams says he’s “always been a tinkerer and builder.” The constantly smiling and very energetic junior in mechanical engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) was one of the two winners in the latest Boyd Venture Fund competition hosted by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ACEI).
While he did not win this week’s fourth annual “Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge,” Alex Adams, Founder of GeoAir, said the experience was well worth the effort. “I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to DC which allowed us to participate in business workshops, marketing videos and photos, and exposure through a press conference,” the University
We recently received an update from Alex Adams, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) student who has been focused on developing a safe, lower cost hammock for college students and others. When we last posted something on Adams, he had just placed second in this year’s “Spring Vol Court” business
By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA And the winners were StoragePug and T&T Scientific. The two companies captured top honors at yesterday’s sixth annual “Startup Day Knoxville” event. For the first time in the six-year history of the pitch competition, one company, in this case Storage Pug, captured both the “Judge’s
By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA The growing season brings with it a passion for vegetables of all types. In this region, there’s a particular interest in Grainger County tomatoes. Why such popularity? This 2017 article says it is for two reasons: the range of varieties grown by Grainger
Five of the 10 latest recipients of funding under the State of Tennessee’s “Agriculture Enterprise Fund” are from East Tennessee. One of the five is Adams Innovation, the firm founded by Alex Adams that is also known as GeoAir. Click here to learn more.
By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA A good mix of local entrepreneurs in the agtech space, as well as supporters from a variety of organizations, showed-up at noon last Friday for the short pitches from the seven start-ups that had just completed the weeklong AgLaunch Bootcamp hosted by the
By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA GeoAir, one of the start-ups that recently completed the inaugural “AgWorks” accelerator hosted by the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, has just made it three years in a row for a University of Tennessee (UT)-connected team to make the national finals of the “Farm Bureau
By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA On an unusually comfortable late August day, the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center (KEC) and AgLaunch brought the inaugural “Ag Works” accelerator to a conclusion with a panel discussion and brief pitches from the five participating start-ups. The event was held Saturday on the stage at