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December 23rd, 2014

December 23rd, 2014

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

Encouraging Girls in Computer Science
Small Biz Daily
Women are woefully underrepresented in the computer science industry. Less than 10 percent of venture-backed tech startup companies are led by women, and women earn just 18 percent of undergraduate degrees in computer science, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. The Biz Foundry’s Tennessee Code Academy is attacking this gender disparity in technology with their 100 Girls of Code program, which went on the road this past July with nine free, one-day workshops across Tennessee for females age 12 to 18.

Growing Small Business Initiative
City of Chattanooga
Small businesses are the backbone of the Chattanooga economy. Here is the list of guidelines for the City of Chattanooga’s Growing Small Business Initiative.

MomForce Network Continues to Expand in Chattanooga with New Hire, New Members
Nooga.com
MomForce Network is expanding deeper into the Chattanooga market with a new local hire and additional members here. MomForce President Courtney Jones started the business after struggling with the question of why women often have to choose between staying at home with a family or going back to work after giving birth. Although she was able to negotiate a flexible corporate work schedule that allowed her a good balance between work and motherhood, she encountered many women who didn’t find that option.

Reminder: “What’s the Big Idea” Application Deadline Early in January
Teknovation.biz
On our last day of publishing for 2014, we want to remind aspiring start-up entrepreneurs of the 2015 “What’s the Big Idea” competition. Deadline for submitting an application for the weekend event (January 23, 24 and 25) is January 7. Click here to learn more.

Watch: Fancy Rhino’s “Dial S for Santa”
Nooga.com
If film noir and Christmas are your things, you’ll want to check out the new short released by the folks at Fancy Rhino in Chattanooga. “Dial S for Santa” was written and filmed in less than 24 hours, according to director Dan Jacobs. “We had less than 24 hours’ notice to write, dress the space and prepare for the shoot,” he said. “All the Christmas decorations came from my basement, and the Santa costume was taken from my parents’ house the morning of the shoot.”

Year of Milestones for Tennessee Entrepreneurs
The Tennessean
Tennessee is known for its ability to foster entrepreneurship and business growth by facilitating connections between startups and capital. In 2014, the state continued to forge those relationships, but also provided many more innovative ways to grow business that attracted the attention of investors across the Southeast and around the nation.

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