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Sequense bringing order to the everyday work of solo and small travel agencies

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first article in a series spotlighting participants in the most recent edition of the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center’s “What’s the Big Idea?” pitch competition.) By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA “I have a passion and love for travel,” Alexandra Tucker says, adding, “It’s my only…

Open Additive executes agreement to use Addiguru’s analysis software

Open Additive LLC and Addiguru LLC, a member of Cohort 5 of the “Innovation Crossroads” program operated by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, have announced an agreement to provide latter’s Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) analysis software using layer-wise optical camera data as a plugin to Open Additive’s AMSENSE® multi-sensor data…

Qubit Engineering partnership with Microsoft Azure Quantum spotlighted in blogpost

Qubit Engineering Inc., the Knoxville-based start-up merging renewable energy and mechanical engineering by using quantum computing, was the subject of a recent post on the Microsoft Azure Quantum Blog. Written by Matt Zanner, Principal Program Manager – Outreach and Partnerships for Azure Quantum, the post describes a collaboration between the…

Investor in Nashville start-up announces closing of $300 million second fund

Good news came yesterday for start-ups in the security, national defense and related sectors. SYN Ventures, a venture capital (VC) firm that has already invested in one Nashville start-up and has ties to another in Arizona, but with a Co-Founder in Hamilton County, announced yesterday the closing of its second…

Latest episode of Nashville EC’s podcast series features John Ingram

A very prominent name in the Nashville business and entrepreneurial community is John Ingram. He’s Chair of Ingram Industries Inc., a conglomerate of two operating units – Ingram Marine Group and Ingram Content Group. Collectively, the two are home to diversified businesses in marine transportation, aggregate supply, book distribution, print on…

Local start-up Financial Hope focused on exactly what its name suggests

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA “No one can serve two masters . . . both God and money,” says Andrew Stadtlander, one of the three co-founders of a new Knoxville start-up named Financial Hope. “We want to give people the (financial) tools so they can focus on the…

PART 3: Ken Woody shares advice that Innova is providing its portfolio companies

The third article in our series sharing the cautionary advice of investors to their portfolio companies comes from Ken Woody, President of Innova. Previous articles have spotlighted the thoughts of Eric Dobson, Managing Partner at Sheltowee Angel Network (click here to read that article), and Derren Burrell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer…

FoundersForge moves tomorrow night’s “The Pitch” to indoor venue

Due to the threat of severe weather tomorrow night, FoundersForge has announced a new location for its sixth annual “The Pitch” competition. The event will now be held at the Venue at the King’s Centre, 300 East Main Street, Johnson City.  Nothing else has changed including the free beer, free…