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February 24th, 2015

February 24th, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

Get to Know Nashville’s Newest Women’s Networking Group
Nashville Business Journal
There’s a new women’s networking group in town and the founders want you to know one thing: It’s not “just another women’s networking group.” That’s the tagline for MOD Nashville, a women’s social and networking group that launched in January. Founded by two recent Nashville transplants, Suki Mulberg Altamirano and Kirsty Hughan, the group takes its name from the Modernist style movement of the 1960’s — bold, forward-thinking, empowering and blunt.

Kickstarter for Locally Made Parking App Launched in Chattanooga
Nooga.com
People with an interest in Chattanooga parking can now donate to a Kickstarter campaign to support a new app called ParkParrot, which will show where parking lots are located and how many spaces are available there. “We’ve got a working prototype but need funding to help make our services field-ready,” Chandler Burke, creator of the app, said via email. “All the funds go [to] further hardware, software and app development.” After an initial investment from SwiftWing, Burke is hoping to raise $75,000 in the next 35 days. The app—which will show in real time the individual spaces that are open in certain lots—will be free. 

Nashville, Tennessee- The New Detroit? (Video)
BBC News
Cheap energy, rising overseas wages and more innovation at home has led to manufacturing jobs being re-shored to the US. The most growth has been in advanced industries – those that spend a lot on research and development (R&D) and have a large share of Stem workers, those skilled in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The BBC’s chief business correspondent Linda Yueh went to Nashville, Tennessee, the home of country music, to find out why it’s being called the new Detroit, Michigan.

TechTown and Library Offer Spring Break Camp
Chattanooga Times Free Press
TechTown and Chattanooga Public Library are teaming up to offer a children’s tech camp during spring break, with one track focused on videography, the other on robotics and circuitry. The camp runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 30-April 3, on the library’s fourth floor and is limited to 70 participants. The videography camp will take kids through the entire filmmaking process: story boarding, roles on the set, post-production and special effects. Each camper will make a promotional video, an informational YouTube video and a short film.

There are more female mentors than ever in Nashville
Southern/alpha
It’s difficult for young women in Nashville to make business connections with more experienced entrepreneurial women. Thankfully, although Nashville has a long way to go, there are more women participating in mentorship than ever before.

TrakLok International Receives Two Prestigious Industry Awards
Teknovation
TrakLok International LLC, a firm specializing in trailer and container security, today announced it has received two industry awards for its integrated access control system that provides a turnkey solution for cargo security. Included are the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 2015 Pros to Know Award and the Heavy Duty Trucking annual list of Top 20 Products. 

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