The next “Innov865 Investor Series” session will feature a conversation with Bill Malkes, Co-Founder and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc., and Grady Vanderhoofven, CEO of Three Roots Capital and Managing Partner of Meritus Capital, the lead investor in GRIDSMART. The event is set for 6 to
The second session of the six-part “Vol Court Speaker Series & Pitch Competition” begins at 5:15 p.m. today in Room 203 of the Haslam Business Building at the University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville. Hosted by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the semi-annual offering is designed to to introduce
Argonne National Laboratory reports that the entrepreneurs in Cohort 1 of its “Chain Reaction Innovations” initiative have raised $12.4 million of which more than $5 million is from private equity sources. The program is a sibling of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s “Innovation Crossroads” initiative.
By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA How many entrepreneurs have you heard utter these words: “I always had an idea I wanted to work for myself”? Add Johnson City’s Brad Batt to the list. One of the key players in the “Startup Tri-Cities” organization also plays a major behind-the-scenes
Fourteen public universities in Ohio have come together to participate in something billed as a “first-in-the-nation” partnership to further accelerate entrepreneurship. The new initiative, dubbed the “Ohio I.P. Promise,” is designed to make Ohio universities more attractive to innovators and entrepreneurs. According to this news release, “Many schools possess the
The Technology Association of the Bluegrass is bringing the “TECX Conference” for the first time ever to downtown Lexington, KY September 19-21. With a focus on technology, entrepreneurship, and creative, locations include the Central Public Library, tech incubators Awesome Inc. and Base 110, the historic Lyric Theatre, Pam Miller Downtown
The headline on this article was written for readers in Kansas City, but the content is applicable to any community that wants to support a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. The simple message: there are three key ways that corporations can support local entrepreneurs. Click here for the list.
By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA “We want to help you save money in a way that gets you closer to living a life you love,” Peak Money declares on its webpage. For Jay Kelley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the start-up, the goal is to motivate individuals
The media partner again this year for the annual “Startup Day” in Knoxville is WATE-TV. As the ABC affiliate has done in the past, it has produced a fast-paced elevator pitch will each of the six entrepreneurs who will be presenting during the event set for September 24 at The
The LITE House, the newly opened co-working center in Athens, is offering its inaugural nine-week “CO.STARTERS” course in conjunction with several organizations including the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and The Biz Foundry. The program, which costs $150, beings October 7 and ends December 2. Sessions are 6 to 9 p.m. For