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January 29th, 2015

January 29th, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

A New Game
Jumpstart Foundry
Five years ago, we started as a skunk works… experimenting with various programs and strategies in an attempt to re-invent the way innovations are turned into products and launched in the market. Over the years we have been serious about helping our entrepreneurs, but most of our efforts have been in experimenting with the JSF platform itself. Yes, we have helped build some great companies, but we have mostly been sharpening our swords and getting ready to change the innovation game completely…..Now, we are ready.

Doorway to Success: Local Incubators Provide Startups Room to Grow
High Ground News
Offering tools for growth and a supportive environment for entrepreneurs, Memphis’ business incubators are now churning out more successful startups—and producing long-term economic benefits for the community.

‘Maker Space’ Allows Kids to Innovate, Learn in the Hospital (feat. VUMC)
NPR All Tech Considered
All around the country, computer hackers, artists and other do-it-yourselfers are meeting up in “maker spaces,” to share tools and build cool stuff together, such as robots or musical instruments. Maker spaces are popping up in all sorts of places: school auditoriums, libraries, under tents at community festivals, and now, even at the hospital.

TENN Roadshow in West Tennessee
Storify
The TENN Master Accelerator program comprised of nine of Tennessee’s top startup companies as chosen by Launch Tennessee.

TN Code Academy Grew Beyond Expectations in 2014
Teknovation
“We experienced a great amount of growth, much of it really unexpected,” the TN Code Academy’s Sammy Lowdermilk says in describing 2014. The organization that is a subsidiary of The Biz Foundry, one of Launch Tennessee’s nine regional accelerators, really hit the mark with its overall training and its innovative “100 Girls of Code” initiative.

What’s New in the Knoxville Startup World this Week?
Knoxville Entrepreneur Center
After 48 Hours of hard work, mentoring and caffeine, Sing and Spell was crowned winner of this year’s What’s the Big Idea!  Congratulations to Cathy Vangieri, Todd Carter, David Grimes, Mark Radice, Joseph Vangieri, and the mentors that joined their team over the weekend!  Find their app in the Google Play App Store!

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