By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA There’s a good deal of construction underway right now at the end of Goldenfern Lane in the Hardin Valley area of West Knoxville as Innovate Manufacturing Inc. nearly triples the size of the facility it occupied in 2015. According to Scott Huff, the
Knoxville-based Veteran Ventures Capital (VVC) and New Hampshire-based Grove Street Fiduciary LLC announced a partnership last week related to the former’s inaugural fund. Under the arrangement described in this news release, Carl Amos Johnson, Grove Street’s Chief Investment Strategist, will be a lead partner and advisor to help VVC scale
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has released a Request for Proposals for applications for the “2021 POWER Initiative.” POWER stands for Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization. The funding is earmarked for regional investments to develop a competitive workforce, foster entrepreneurial activities, develop industry clusters, strengthen substance abuse response, and expand
Chattanooga’s Solas BioVentures led an equity financing round for InterShunt Technologies Inc., a St. Louis-based early stage medical device company that is developing a novel catheter-based solution to reduce left atrial pressure in heart failure patients. Arsenal Capital Management and a select group of industry executives participated in the funding.
The inaugural episode of Circle Back, the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s new podcast series, premieres today with a conversation featuring former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen. Silicon Ranch is just one of the ventures that hears his fingerprints. Click here to access the podcast.
Changes are coming to Alabama Launchpad, the start-up competition that has provided more than $5 million in seed money to 100 companies. The program from the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, now in its 15th year, will begin focusing more on what it calls “intensive and personalized support,” not just
By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA “We see entrepreneurship really broadly at UTC,” says Libby Santin, Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. “We will be just as happy if you graduate with a developed entrepreneurial mindset and apply those
If you looked closely at Friday’s feature article in teknovation.biz, you should have noticed a new byline. The post was written by Kailyn Lamb, a new member of the PYA family. She joined the firm at the first of the year as a Marketing Content Writer and Editor, based in
More than 300 nominations were received for the 2021 “Pinnacle Awards” presented by the Knoxville Chamber, and the winners in eight categories were announced on Friday. The 17th annual celebration, scheduled as a virtual event beginning at 11:45 a.m. February 19, will formally honor the companies that are committed to
Alan Icenhour, a 30-year veteran of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), will succeed Jeff Smith as Deputy Laboratory Director for Operations when the latter retires at the end of April. Currently Associate Laboratory Director for the new Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate, Icenhour previously held the same leadership position for