“Startup Week CHA” features 85 sessions including multiple pitch competitions and awards presentations

It must be that time of the year. Knoxville’s annual “Innov865 Week” that celebrates entrepreneurship began yesterday, and the organizers of “Startup Week Chattanooga” announced the same day their plans for that city’s celebration that runs October 19-23. According to the announcement, there are more than 85 events planned, all

Eight start-ups secure $100,000 each in Louisville’s inaugural “Virtual Pitch Competition”

Eight early stage technology companies – four from the Louisville area and four from other parts of the country – will each get $100,000 in seed money from a Louisville venture fund after beating out nearly 200 competitors in Render Capital’s inaugural “Virtual Pitch Competition.” Nearly 200 companies applied, prompting

SC Launch names new Director

SC Launch has named a new Director. Russell Cook, formerly Managing Director for Comporium Ventures, will lead the affiliate of the South Carolina Research Authority and also serve as Executive Director of SC Launch Inc. (SCI). The former provides mentoring, networking, and grant funding to eligible companies that are employing

LaunchBio announces change in CEOs

Joan Siefert Rose, Chief Executive Officer of LaunchBio, has announced her resignation from the position and will be succeeded on an interim basis by Becky Beattie, who has worked with organization since 2017. LaunchBio, described as a national network of life science innovators, is based in Durham, NC with locations