Ballard Innovation Award competition gives emerging companies the opportunity to compete for a $50,000 investment of capital and in-kind services to support their emerging, innovative ideas.
Knoxville’s Shora Foundation has kicked off its peer-to-peer crowdfunding campaign for The Roots Collective Growth and Development Center for small business entrepreneurs in Black communities. As described in this September article in teknovation.biz, Tanika Harper, the driver behind the initiative, describes the Center as an in-between space that would serve those
What do 814 and 865 have in common? Both are area codes – the former for State College, PA, home of Penn State University; the other obviously here. In the case of Penn State, two students have launched a clothing line named 814. “We’re not just ‘814’ on a shirt,”
Only four Tennessee companies made the latest “2020 Technology Fast 500TM” list published by Deloitte. For the past 26 years, Deloitte has been honoring the most innovative public and private technology companies from cities across North America. The “Technology Fast 500TM” was created to recognize the passion and dedication it takes
The road to Georgia Tech’s “2021 InVenture Prize” will be different for sure, but the pandemic won’t stop the 13th edition of the university’s signature invention competition from recognizing the best new ideas from students across campus. As described here, the preliminary and semifinal rounds will be virtual, using two
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic , the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council (TREEDC) has decided to postpone its annual conference. Originally slated for December 10 and 11 at Tennessee Tech University, the new dates are June 10 and 11, again at the
We wish for you a safe and healthy Thanksgiving, one as full of joy and happiness as it can be in these challenging times with COVID-19. We’ll return next week.
Text Request, the Chattanooga-based business texting platform start-up, reported last week that it shattered 2020 annual growth estimates by surpassing the $5 million revenue threshold. According to this news release, the company has enjoyed rapid revenue acceleration over the past few years. Text Request topped the $1 million annual recurring
File this article under the heading of “What are they doing in other Southeastern states?” The Alabama NewsCenter has completed a series spotlighting the 10 start-ups participating in the inaugural edition of the “Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator.” The companies specialize in technology and business models to enhance the future of
As the Knoxville-Oak Ridge region awaits the final recommendations from the Techstars’ assessment of the local innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem, word comes that the Boulder, CO-based organization has work underway in Virginia. Richmond Inno reports that Hampton Roads is partnering with Techstars as it works to take its start-up ecosystem to the