Category: Innovation

COMMENTARY: 100Knoxville launch addresses one gap identified by Techstars, others will hopefully follow with broad community support

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA Two weeks and one hour after the town hall where the Techstars assessment of the Knoxville region’s innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem was unveiled, a second event was held launching an initiative to address one of the significant glaring deficiencies that Techstars identified. That

ParagonLabs announces three-round national competition

ParagonLabs, powered by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), is hosting a workplace tech search for the most pioneering, groundbreaking, original ideas that will reinvent how everyone does work. The three-round competition starts at the local level next month, then moves to regional rounds in April and May with

Digital health companies raised a record $14.8 billion in venture funding last year

Mercom Capital Group reports that digital health companies raised a record $14.8 billion in venture capital funding during 2020. Top funded categories were telemedicine, data analytics, mobile health apps, and clinical decision support which together secured 60 percent ($8.6 billion) of the total amount, receiving more than one billion dollars

100Knoxville initiative launches with its 5x5x5x5 goals

By Kailyn Lamb, Marketing Content Writer and Editor, PYA Applications are now open for 100Knoxville, a new initiative set to improve revenue and resources for the city’s Black-owned businesses. The launch was announced during a webinar yesterday morning. Following in the footsteps of the 800 Initiative from Memphis, which launched

Another big tech win on horizon for Music City

When you’re hot, you have only three directions to go – get hotter, stay as warm as you have been, or start cooling-off. It looks like Music City is still on its upward trajectory. According to this report in the Tennessee Lookout, a fairly new addition to the state’s online media

DOE funds joint ORNL-Youngstown State “Energy Storage Workforce Innovation Center”

In the clearest sign that the federal government moves on even on Inauguration Day, the U.S. Department of Energy announced yesterday announced that it is partnering with Youngstown State University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to advance workforce development for the battery manufacturing industry. The one million dollar project will