A trio of Richmond, VA women business owners has unveiled a new incubator program aimed at supporting Black entrepreneurs. The Jackson Ward Collective launched in mid-September, offering resources for start-ups and more established companies. Learn more about the trio’s work here.
The first day of the weeklong “Innov865 Week” is in the books with the signature event – “Startup Day” – set for 2 p.m. today, delivered via Lunchpool. Randy Boyd, the successful entrepreneur and business executive who is now President of the University of Tennessee (UT), kicked-off the festivities with
It must be that time of the year. Knoxville’s annual “Innov865 Week” that celebrates entrepreneurship began yesterday, and the organizers of “Startup Week Chattanooga” announced the same day their plans for that city’s celebration that runs October 19-23. According to the announcement, there are more than 85 events planned, all
Eight early stage technology companies – four from the Louisville area and four from other parts of the country – will each get $100,000 in seed money from a Louisville venture fund after beating out nearly 200 competitors in Render Capital’s inaugural “Virtual Pitch Competition.” Nearly 200 companies applied, prompting
SC Launch has named a new Director. Russell Cook, formerly Managing Director for Comporium Ventures, will lead the affiliate of the South Carolina Research Authority and also serve as Executive Director of SC Launch Inc. (SCI). The former provides mentoring, networking, and grant funding to eligible companies that are employing
Joan Siefert Rose, Chief Executive Officer of LaunchBio, has announced her resignation from the position and will be succeeded on an interim basis by Becky Beattie, who has worked with organization since 2017. LaunchBio, described as a national network of life science innovators, is based in Durham, NC with locations
Late last week, we provided an update on overall plans and some details about the conversion of the former TVA Federal Credit Union Building in Downtown Knoxville into the Cocoon STEMSTM Innovation Center. Today, we’re back with additional details about the first floor where so much of the public-facing activities
Want to get an early look, well maybe a listen, at the six companies pitching tomorrow afternoon during Knoxville’s annual “Startup Day”? What about the judges who will make the decision on prize money? Brandon Bruce, Co-Founder of “Startup Knox” and one of the Moderators for tomorrow’s event, has recorded
Southern Startup Report notes that the upcoming “BIO Alabama Virtual Conference” is devoting six sessions to the topic of funding strategies for early-stage bioscience companies. The event begins a week from today and runs through October 9. More details are available here.
The Knoxville Chamber has announced that its annual “Endeavor Summit” focused on young professionals will be held virtually on October 29. More details will be announced soon.