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January 22nd, 2015

January 22nd, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

5 Secrets to Being a Good Mentor (Guest Post)
Launch Tennessee Blog
In celebration of National Mentor Month, guest contributor Clark Buckner interviews three of Nashville’s best mentors.

Angel and Venture Funding Outlook for 2015
Teknovation
Technology for the Financial sector is hot. Should Nashville host a new FinTech Accelerator or create a FinTech program partnered with an existing FinTech accelerator elsewhere? VNC’s recent coverage highlighted this question. Now, you can help explore the issues. Participate in a discussion of these issues at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Graph Story Selected for SXSW Accelerator Competition
Graph Story Blog
We’re excited to share that Graph Story was selected to participate in the Enterprise and Smart Data Technologies category for the 7th annual SXSW Accelerator competition presented by Oracle. The SXSW Accelerator competition is the marquee event of SXSW Interactive Festival’s Startup Village, where leading startups from around the world showcase some of the most impressive new technology innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a live audience.

Owners of TNInvestco-backed Hubble Telemedical Exit in Sale to Welch Allyn
Venture Tennessee Connections
Hubble Telemedical’s sale to medical diagnostic equipment giant Welch Allyn seems to have given the three-year-old start-up and its investors something to smile about. The West Knoxville-based start-up had not been seeking a buyer, but was approached by Welch Allyn in 2014, said Chuck Witkowski, formerly Hubble Telemedical CEO and now director of Welch Allyn’s new Tele-Retinal imaging solutions division.

Where are they now? GameWisp Back in Nashville After TechStars
Southern/alpha
GameWisp, a video-gaming media startup from Nashville, recently graduated from Techstars Chicago. The team was one of ten startups selected out of over 700 applicants total. They returned to Nashville to launch GameWisp’s newest iteration, expected to be out in the coming weeks. The team spent the last three months refining their platform-based product, gaining user traction and polishing a pitch. They spent the majority of their 14 hour days this past July and August building out the business side of GameWisp and gaining user traction.

San Francisco-based Recruiter Plans Growth in Nashville from New Home at L&C Tower
Nashville Business Journal
Recruiting firm IQTalent Partners will set up shop in the L&C Tower in downtown Nashville Feb. 1, a sign of the San Francisco-based company’s growing enthusiasm for Nashville. “We just kind of realized that Nashville had a lot of passionate, creative and talented folks,” said Chris Murdock, a California native and co-founder of the firm.

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