Birmingham start-up raises investment capital following participation in new Techstars accelerator

A Birmingham-based tech company that is offering an electrical system mapping application has raised $1 million in funding following its graduation from the “Techstars Alabama Energy Tech Accelerator.” Named Con.doit, the start-up offers an app that creates an electrical system record, consolidating all data about electrical equipment records, system efficiency,

Latest “ECO” report shows hopeful signs of industries returning to pre-pandemic revenues

By Kailyn Lamb, Marketing Content Writer and Editor, PYA The Knoxville Chamber’s April “Economic Conditions Outlook” (ECO), financed by First Horizon Bank, showed some hopeful signs of industries returning to pre-pandemic revenues. Based on responses to the monthly survey of participating businesses in the manufacturing, retail, and services industries, the

Entrepreneurs with tech needs benefit from partnership between the Wond’ry and VUIT

To assist entrepreneurs utilizing two programs – Ideator and Builder – at Vanderbilt University’s the Wond’ry Center, the organization has partnered with the institution’s Information Technology (VUIT) organization to launch the Wond’ry-VUIT Genius Bar. As described in this post, the Wond’ry worked with 27 entrepreneurial teams that used one of the two

New eight-state regional support hub for minority entrepreneurs established

Tennessee is one of eight states where entrepreneurs and innovators will be served by the new Southeast Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Growth Hub. The initiative is a partnership involving the Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse College and PRENEURology Global. The two-year pilot is funded by a $1.4 million cooperative

Cumberland Business Incubator bringing back “Verizon Innovative Learning” program

The Cumberland Business Incubator, operated by Roane State Community College at its Crossville campus, is bringing back the “Verizon Innovative Learning” program. Focused on young women from rural communities – sixth through eighth graders, the initiative starts with a three-week summer camp beginning July 12 followed by one session per