An organization focused on helping community colleges drive entrepreneurship initiatives across the country is moving its headquarters to Cary, NC. The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) announced the move last week at an NC IDEA Foundation economic development conference in Raleigh. Wake Tech Community College’s campus in Cary will be
Three years ago, a then 24-year old alum of the University of California (UC) Berkeley started a small fund – $6 million to be exact – that was focused on investing in his alma mater’s students, alumni and professors, and eventually channel some of its gains back into the university
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first article in a series spotlighting the start-ups that participated in the recent “AgLaunch Bootcamp” hosted by the AgLaunch organization and the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center.) “It’s been more of a brainchild than a true start-up until the last six months,” Mat Halter told us a
The Kauffman Foundation, along with about 100 other organizations, has released a roadmap that it says is “for policymakers who want to do something to help entrepreneurs. Titled “Start Us Up . . . America’s New Business Plan,” the concept has four pillars: Opportunity – “a level playing field and
Two Knoxville entrepreneurs – Lia Winter of Winter Innovations LLC and Erica Grant of Quantum Lock Technologies LLC – are featured in the latest “Disrupt the Continuum” podcast from Launch Tennessee. It’s titled “How students entrepreneurs are making waves in Tennessee.” Click here to learn more.
Here’s an interesting take on branding an incubator space. At the University of Arkansas, they have dubbed it the “U of A Start-up Village.” It is a 2,750 square foot space available for use by students, faculty, staff and alumni from any discipline with incorporated and operational businesses. It also
Have you considered hiring a Growth Manager? Have you even heard of the term? Entrepreneur magazine has an article that describes the position and lists seven reasons why your start-up might need to have such a position. Click here to learn more.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the last article in a two-part series focused on Memphis-based AgLaunch and the non-profit organization’s rapidly evolving programming.) By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA The headline that stood out for me on the webpage of AgLaunch simply said this: “Agriculture Needs a Revolution.” Having recently
Megan O’Connor, Chief Executive Officer of Nth Cycle, one of the start-ups in Cohort 2 of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s “Innovation Crossroads” (IC) initiative, is the face of a recent post from Launch Tennessee spotlighting companies that have been able to take advantage of the state’s matching program for the
The following message comes from Marcus Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of Chattanooga’s CO.LAB, who asked us to share his request with our readers. Chattanooga continues to grow as a leading ecosystem for start-ups and small businesses in the Southeast! Your vision and courage as an entrepreneur have been a big part of