Knoxville News Sentinel
Tennessee business leaders want the state to get a bigger piece of the $1.3 billion “advanced energy” market. To that end the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council held its third annual Opportunities in Energy discussion Tuesday afternoon, and announced a mentorship program for energy startups.
The Wall Street Journal
Smaller cities hoping to attract startup companies are finding that hip co-working space isn’t always enough—some young professionals also want co-living spaces. Lamp Post Properties, the real-estate unit of venture-capital firm Lamp Post Group, invested $8 million to renovate a 120-year-old, four-story historic building in downtown Chattanooga, Tenn., into apartments and is offering flexible leases to people willing to share working space.
Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today the hires of Jennifer Allen Kay as Director of Marketing/Partnership Development and Susan Parham as Finance and Accounting Manager. In addition, Jami Creel and George Curran, who served as interns in LaunchTN’s Specialist program, have joined the company in full-time roles, as Coordinators of Entrepreneurship and Capital Formation, respectively.
Nashville Business Journal
Sam Lingo, a core member of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s leadership team since its inception, is leaving the organization. Lingo’s last day will be Dec. 31, according to a news release. He currently serves as the center’s president and chief operating officer, having added the former title around this time last year. Lingo also shepherded the center as interim CEO following the unexpected departure of Stuart McWhorter this spring, and his name had been floated by several members of the entrepreneurial community as a potential candidate to take on the top job.
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Knoxville Entrepreneur Center
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