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February 3rd, 2015

February 3rd, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

A New Chapter
100 Girls of Code Blog
See what I did there? As many of you know, we are opening “100 Girls of Code” chapters in various locations across the U.S. We have three chapters as of today- Nashville, TN; Columbia, SC; and Lake Oswego, OR. We will open a fourth next week and are organizing several more with various organizations.

Health Tech Accelerator Planning Next Nashville Session
Nashville Business Journal
Healthbox, the Chicago-based business accelerator that launched a Nashville program in 2013, is planning its second local class after taking 2014 off. Chris Sherrill, senior manager at Healthbox, confirmed the upcoming program, which was first reported by Venture Nashville Connections.

Nashville Technology Council Dips Cyber-Toe into Public Policy
Venture Nashville Connections
Nashville Technology Council (NTC) recently became affiliated with a grassroots industry coalition that advocates federal, state and regional policies that it asserts are “important to growth, innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the country.” Though it’s just an initial exploratory step, NTC CEO Bryan Huddleston confirmed for VNC that he and one or more other NTC representatives plan to participate next week in a two-day “DC Fly-in” program in Washington, D.C.

Part 2: Eda, WU Pursuing Separate Research Tracks
Teknovation
Shigetoshi Eda came to the University of Tennessee (UT) in 2003 as a Research Assistant Professor in the Center for Wildlife Health within the Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries. Jayne Wu came joined the UT faculty a year later, coming from the University of Notre Dame where she was a Research Associate in the institution’s Center for Microfluidics and Medical Diagnostics. Yet, it was five years before the two met and began their collaboration, thanks to an introduction through an industry executive.

The Internet Applied to Things and The Third Industrial Revolution (feat. Local Motors)
Tech Crunch
There’s a new vanguard creating the future of the U.S. manufacturing economy. Companies like MakerBot, TechShop and Kickstarter are playing a large part in fixing the breakdown between historical industrialized employment and manufacturing models, which people still depend on for work, and the more flat and networked world in which we now live. Part of this interrogation into the industrial manufacturers of tomorrow needs to involve looking at assumptions about financing and the actual mechanics of manufacturing.

Vaccine-focused Nashville Startup Launches on its First College Campus
Nashville Business Journal
Less than a year into its life, Nashville health records startup Med+Pass is up and running at its first college, and its founders hope to be at 25 by year’s end. Med+Pass sells colleges and universities a product that digitizes student immunization records, something co-founder, president and CFO Jim Wills says most clearly need. “Most of these schools have a paper-based process,” Wills said, describing a system where students turn in a paper form, which frequently needs to be returned when it’s incomplete, and then that information is manually transferred into an existing electronic medical record program – all in all an extremely inefficient process, Wills argues.

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