Category: Entrepreneurship

About 50 attend KTech’s cybersecurity in the cloud “lunch and learn,” get some good advice

Five experts on various aspects of cybersecurity shared their thoughts, insights and suggestions about operating in the cloud during the Knoxville Technology Council’s (KTech) “lunch and learn” yesterday. It was the newly-launched  KTech’s third event this month that started with the PolitiCode educational session on Election Day (click here to

New NC Food Innovation Lab now open in Kannapolis

With our feature post today spotlighting AgLaunch, we thought readers might be interested in a 16,000-square foot food processing and product development facility that opened last week on the 350-acre NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. It represents a nearly $11 million investment. While other innovation labs or similar facilities

UGA offers FABricate for agriculturally-focused student entrepreneurs

Speaking of agriculturally-focused entrepreneurship, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has an initiative called FABricate. It is an entrepreneurship competition and course for students who want to develop and implement ideas in a way that can help feed a growing population. Students develop personal and professional

William Fitzhugh believes that the time is right for making significant strides in nanotube innovation

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is another in a series of seven articles spotlighting the start-ups that comprise Cohort 3 of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s “Innovation Crossroads” program.) By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA William Fitzhugh recalls that, as an undergraduate student at the University of Colorado Denver, carbon nanotubes were

Knoxville entrepreneurial interests well-represented on Mayor-elect Kincannon’s Transition Team

Two familiar faces to the Knoxville entrepreneurial community are among seven people named to Knoxville Mayor-elect Indya Kincannon’s Transition Team. They are the co-hosts of the annual “Startup Day” – Cortney Piper, Founder of Piper Communications, and Brandon Bruce, Co-Founder of Cirrus Insight and the Knoxville Technology Council and the

Louisville- KR-based XLerateHealth expands healthcare incubator program to Michigan

XLerateHealth, the Louisville, KY-based nationally-recognized incubator for start-up and early stage healthcare companies, has opened a second operation in downtown Flint, MI. The second location is funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and 100K Ideas, a non-profit housed in the same building as XLerateHealth and focused on helping would-be