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BioOhio has new name, new structure, renewed emphasis on workforce and advocacy

BioOhio recently announced its relaunch and reorganization as Ohio Life Sciences (OLS). Like Life Science Tennessee, it is a statewide association advancing and advocating for the common interests of Ohio’s life sciences community and with a vision for Ohio to be recognized as one of the most robust and innovative…

Heartland Ventures closes Fund II at $52 million

Columbus, OH-based Heartland Ventures, a venture capital firm with a focus on connecting technology start-up hubs with customers in America’s heartland, has announced the successful closing of its $52 million Fund II. As with Heartland’s first fund, the firm writes in this news release that Fund II investments will be…

New NC start-up builds platform to help VCs manage their portfolios

A Morrisville, NC start-up that has built a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that enables venture capital funds to manage and forecast their portfolios has launched with $1.5 million in seed funding backing. Tactyc, the first software solution to address venture capital portfolio forecasting and planning, has announced its official launch as…

Founder of ClickUp offers five suggestions for better meeting management

Looking for tips to better manage your time devoted to meetings? If so, Zeb Evans, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of productivity platform ClickUp, has five suggestions. Published in Fast Company, they are: Never schedule meetings back-to-back; Try to block your meetings for a specific time of day; Embrace asynchronous work;…

RegScale acquires compliance company GovReady

RegScale, a next-generation Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) software company with its research and development (R&D) headquartered in Knoxville, has just acquired GovReady, an open-source Compliance-as-Code platform. RegScale said in a release that GovReady’s vision around a Compliance-as-Code, questionnaire-driven approach to generate System Security Plans (SSPs), coupled with RegScale’s expert-driven…

NCSU researchers demonstrate technique for directly printing electronic circuits onto curved and corrugated surfaces

WRAL TechWire reports that researchers at North Carolina State University have demonstrated a new technique for directly printing electronic circuits onto curved and corrugated surfaces. Their work paves the way for a variety of new soft electronic technologies, and researchers have used the technique to create prototype “smart” contact lenses, pressure-sensitive…

Innovate Alabama names its first CEO

AL.com reports that Cynthia Crutchfield has been tapped as the first Chief Executive Officer of Innovate Alabama, the state’s public-private partnership focused on technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Before serving as Chief Operating Officer of Huntsville’s The Crutchfield Company, a real estate investment business, Crutchfield spent 18 years as a civil servant…

Help East Tennessee charities through the Big Give

The Big Give is Knoxville’s 24-hour online giving campaign designed to raise money and awareness for the local non-profit community, and it is today. Run by the United Way and sponsored by First Horizon Bank, the Big Give accepts monetary donations and then distributes them to different nonprofits in the…