Talk about a big, big idea as in a billion dollars! The University of Illinois (U of I) has secured state permission for a new initiative named the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) that is designed to bring together students and researchers to tackle big societal challenges and promote innovation and
Atlanta-headquartered Novelis Inc., a world leader in aluminum sheet products, technologies and recycling, has announced the creation of the Novelis Innovation Hub at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The company committed $2.5 million to initiate research, faculty, student, and educational program support. The collaboration will promote basic and translational research,
By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA A little more than a year after first meeting the key executives at Sunstone Partners, a private equity firm, the owners of Sword & Shield Enterprise Security Inc. agreed to be acquired and combined with two other cybersecurity firms into a new entity
The inaugural “TEDxOakRidge” event begins at 5 p.m. next Tuesday (September 10) at the Ts117 Modern Co-Working facility, 701 Scarboro Road, Oak Ridge. Click here for our previous article about the event along with a registration link.
ATDC, the state incubator, has launched a new initiative with the Community Bankers Association (CBA) of Georgia that will identify, develop and refine fintech solutions for community banks. With this partnership, CBA members will actively participate with ATDC in the piloting and testing of these new initiatives as well as provide financial support to
xElle, a new venture capital investment and networking group featuring women only, has launched in North Carolina’s Research Triangle region. Co-Founders Robbie Hardy and Benji Jones talk about the new venture in this WRAL TechWire article.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Courtney Jones and MomSource Network just celebrated the company’s sixth anniversary last week. There are some exciting developments underway at the Knoxville-based venture.) By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA MomSource Network has signed-on with Scout to be the latter’s specialized recruiting technology platform for senior and executive-level
With his mother living thousands of miles aware, an Assistant Professor of Computing in the College of Business and Technology at East Tennessee State University decided to create an app so she could easily input all her diabetes-management efforts in one place. The app is called Diabetes Assist, and you
The “Southeast Fintech Venture Conference” has expanded into a two-day event and is now rebranded as Venture135. Organized by Queen City Fintech, the event showcases top-tier fintech companies based in the Southeast and is billed as one of the largest innovation fintech conferences outside of New York City and San Francisco. The
Asheville is always a nice city to visit, and this weekend could be a special one if you are an entrepreneur. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the final days of the annual “Asheville Entrepreneurship Week.” On Friday night, the Asheville Investment Club is hosting a live pitch competition featuring presentations from