It’s showtime for Erica Grant of Quantum Lock Technologies LLC, and you can help her capture the “Arrow Electronics People’s Choice Award” as she competes on her own for the grand prize. Grant is one of five finalists in the graduate student category of the Collegiate Inventors Competition® that begins
With “LSTCON,” the annual conference of Life Science Tennessee, beginning today in a virtual environment, it’s a good time to provide an update on one of the Knoxville-based companies in the sector. Eric Mayer, Chief Executive Officer of EDP Biotech Corporation, alerted us to several important events for the company.
Speaking of pitch competitions, Mary Cayten Brakefield, Chief Executive Officer of Brakefields, represented the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in yesterday’s annual “SEC Student Pitch Competition.” The event, held virtually for the first time, involves one student start-up from each of the Southeastern Conference schools. Brakefields is a company that produces
Two Richmond, VA residents – one a Video Producer, the other an Audio Producer and Musician – used their own experiences as freelance creatives to build Rudder, a platform that makes work-for-payment transactions simple and seamless. Founded earlier this year, the start-up automates that process as much as possible, expediting payment for
An investor with the Maryland Technology Develop Corporation (TEDCO) is launching his own Baltimore-based venture firm, focused on expanding access to early stage funding for start-ups. Named RareBreed Ventures, McKeever “Mac” Conwell hopes to raise an initial fund of about $10 million that will make investments in companies led by
Ten Entrepreneurs pitched their companies on Friday afternoon, and five were selected to join the new “Small Batch – Big Ideas Entrepreneur Network” organized by Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) in conjunction with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC). The automaker is in the process of moving its North American headquarters
Two individuals with Knoxville ties played key roles during a panel discussion on Friday that focused on the roles local government plays in the success of vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems. It was one of the last events as the curtain came down later that day on the 2020 edition of “Startup
Jena Beise, Co-Founder of Heal at Home Moms, a start-up we spotlighted earlier this year in this teknovation.biz article, won the “Amplify Pitch Competition” during the final day of “Startup Week Chattanooga.” As described in our March article, the company created an eight-week program to help women who are post-partum
The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council (TAEBC) will hold a “virtual lunch and learn” next month with Jeannette Mills, TVA’s Executive Vice President and Chief External Relations Officer. The one-hour event begins at 12 noon EST on November 18. There is no cost for TAEBC members and $15 for others.
Chris Cummings, Founder of Pass It Down, announced late last week that the company had closed an $860,000 seed round with VentureSouth, one of the top 10 angel investment groups in North America. Originally headquartered in Chattanooga but now based in Baton Rouge, Pass It Down is a digital design