Launch Tennessee Blog
In celebration of National Mentor Month, guest contributor Clark Buckner of Technology Advice interviews three of Nashville’s best mentors from the Nashville Entrepreneur Center: Scott Rouse, Shawn Glinter, and Jeff Loucks.
For the third year in a row, we asked angel and venture investors who live in East Tennessee to share their thoughts on 2014 and their predictions for 2015. We were fortunate to have seven individuals provide their insights. Today is the final article in the six-part series.
Venture Nashville Connections
Very personal comments from honorees and other speakers during last night’s Nashville Technology Council Awards event are likely to have left lasting impressions. Among other things, a succession of speakers made it difficult to avoid the conclusion that Nashville has its finger on the nation’s Silicon Heartbeat, where creating innovative technology requires a twist on the Music Row maxim: “Three algorithms and the truth.”
Knoxville News Sentinel
The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the biggest electronics and technology trade show of its kind in the world, drawing well over 160,000 people. Returning from the three-day event earlier this month, Daniel Buchanan declared virtual reality the big winner. “My mind was blown,” said Buchanan, who was the first person at CES to demo the Oculus Rift Crescent Bay prototype, which was on public display for the first time and had a three-hour wait among other eager attendees wanting to try it out.
Knoxville News Sentinel
Think you’ve got that next great big idea? A record-breaking 68 applicants were betting they did when they submitted their idea for consideration in this year’s What’s the Big Idea 48-hour Launch competition. Seven finalists were chosen and will compete this weekend for a chance to win up to $10,000. Originally launched as a two-month business plan competition, this year’s event will be a fast-paced weekend of mentoring, prototyping and getting businesses ready for launch.
YouTube Music Nashville has plans to expand the company’s presence through programs, a partnership with the Country Music Association and a series of events for artists and producers to create content. The company is also exploring options to bring its YouTube Spaces concept, a physical space for publishers, to Music City.
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