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December 1st, 2014

December 1st, 2014

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

Launch Tennessee Announces 36/86: Southeastern Culture & Entrepreneurship Destination
Launch Tennessee Blog
Pursuing its mission to find and support promising startups, Launch Tennessee announces that the organization is expanding and reorganizing its signature conference. The new event is named 36/86, representing the latitude and longitude of Nashville, TN, which will serve as the annual meeting place to celebrate the Southeast’s southern culture, technology and entrepreneurship.

Boyd Venture Challenge Awards $32,500 to Student Startups
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ACEI) has named four student startup companies as winners in the Fall 2014 Boyd Venture Challenge. The companies, ranging in nature from farm equipment to web design, each received $5,000 to $10,000 in seed funding to advance their businesses.

Entrepreneur Center Lands Google as Sponsor for Music-Tech Accelerator
Nashville Business Journal
The Nashville Entrepreneur Center has added another high-profile name to the growing list of sponsors of its music-tech initiative: Google. The California-based tech giant, which has steadily increased its presence in Nashville in the past few years, joins more than 10 local companies as a sponsor of Project Music, the Entrepreneur Center’s first foray into the music-tech space. The 14-week accelerator, announced earlier this fall, is launching in partnership with the Country Music Association.

Knoxville Startup Day 2014  (Videos)
Teknovation
Want to relive the memories of Knoxville’s recent “Start-up Day”? There are two videos posted – one of the entire event and the other honoring Knoxville’s tradition of innovation and showcasing the region’s next generation of entrepreneurs.

Code-Writing Competition is First in Tennessee for High Schoolers
Knox County Schools
Hearing high school “code writers” talk shop is an experience with a virtual language, and now, using terms like JQuery, JSon, SSH, GitHub, SQL and others, these digital natives have the opportunity to solve real-world problems that can affect energy use, save lives, impact communities or connect family members.

UT Launches Crowdfunding Site for Student Projects
Knoxville News Sentinel
University of Tennessee architecture students need $3,000 to build wheelchair ramps, decks and other needs for low-income, disabled residents who have trouble entering their own homes.

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