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No Tennessee recipients received funding under latest EDA “Build to Scale” awards

No Tennessee entities were among the 50 recipients from 26 states in the latest “Build to Scale” awards announced last week by the U.S. Economic Development Administration. A total of 36.5 million was given out under one of two categories to support programs that fuel innovation and tech-based economic development.…

Andreessen Horowitz’s Kupor upbeat about tech start-up outlook

Scott Kupor, Managing Partner of well-known venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and a fireside chatter at the 2016 “36|86 Conference” in Nashville, is upbeat about the technology start-up market for 2017. Read his thoughts here.  Speaking of venture capital, look for our annual angel and venture capital outlook series that starts…

Salisbury announces city-wide 10 gigabit service

And I thought a gigabit was really good. Well, keeping up with the Joneses just got tougher. A neighboring community to our east has just announced the country’s first city-wide 10 gigabit network.…

Author lists his “gurus of entrepreneurship”

They are described as the “gurus of entrepreneurship.” Here is one person’s take on “eight truly inspiring people whose lives can teach hard lessons in entrepreneurship.”…

New Orleans BioFund helps start-ups with equipment, inventory

The New Orleans BioFund was established to offer low-interest loans of up to $250,000 to fund equipment and sales inventory purchases for life science start-ups. Thus far, it has invested $3 million in 15 companies. Learn more here.…

Millennials are well-suited for start-ups

This author identifies three qualities that he traditionally finds in Millennials that make them ideal hires for a start-up. What are they? Read more here.…

Accelerator participants nationally cite mentor deficiencies

This might be a surprising statistic. In a recent survey of participants in a start-up accelerators, 30 percent of the respondents cited drawbacks in the mentorship component of their program. Any entrepreneur will tell you that having a good mentor is critically important part of the puzzle. There are some suggested solutions. Read more…