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February 13th, 2015

February 13th, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

LAUNCH Entrepreneur Celebrates Grand Opening
Chattanoogan.com
LAUNCH entrepreneur Robin Davis will celebrate the Grand Opening of her business, Loving Hands Helping Hearts Transportation this month. LAUNCH entrepreneur Robin Davis will celebrate the Grand Opening of her business, Loving Hands Helping Hearts Transportation this month.” Loving Hands Helping Hearts provides hands-on transportation that shortens wait times, ensures patients arrive to their appointments on time, and are returned to their homes in a comfortable amount of time. More personal and reliable than a taxi, and less burdensome than depending on friends or family, Loving Hands Helping Hearts helps their clients maintain access to vital health care in a friendly and compassionate manner,” officials said.

Magazine Includes Chattanooga Startup Among Four “Must Have Apps”
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Trail Runner magazine has included RootsRated among four “must-have mobile apps.” “RootsRated has beta for any outdoor activity you can imagine, in or around most cities in the U.S.,”  the Feb. 11 piece says. The Chattanooga startup founded by Fynn Glover and Rock/Creek’s Mark McKnight relies on local experts for its inside scoop.

MentorMe Founder Brit Fitzpatrick on Revolutionizing Mentorship Through Tech
Madame Noire
Welcome back to “Behind the Click,” the column in which we profile Black women in STEM professions.

Screwpulp Now Called “Leafless”
Southern/alpha
Screwpulp, a Memphis-based startup that helps indie authors find an audience with pricing based on demand, recently experienced a name-change. The new name, Leafless, reflects the goals of the startup, according to the recently updated site.

The Jump Fund Focused on Startups with Women in the C-Suite
Teknovation
They have received a great deal of attention locally, regionally and nationally since they announced their intentions in the fall of 2013. The people to whom we are referring are the seven women in Chattanooga who are the energy behind The JumpFund, an angel fund dedicated to investing in women-owned or led companies.

Video Series Features Variable Inc.’s NODE
Nooga.com
The latest short film from WTCI’s video series “Greater Chattanooga” is out, and it’s a segment called “The Leap” that features Chattanooga tech company Variable Inc. Local entrepreneur James Chapman hosts “The Leap.” He visited Variable’s offices, which are located in the Business Development Center, for the segment. “When CNN Money calls your product the coolest gizmo at the 2013 [Consumer Electronics Show], you know you’ve got something,” Chapman says at the start of the video.

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