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July 13th, 2015

July 13th, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

CO:de Catalyst Expands, Introduces Students to Coding
The Jackson Sun
Students are learning the language of coding as CO:de Catalyst grows across West Tennessee. “I’ve been teaching computer science since the 1980s, and this CO:de Catalyst incentive has been the best thing to get kids involved in computer science,” said Vicki DeLoach, computer teacher at Madison Academic High School. “If we can get the talent in West Tennessee, we could be another Silicon Valley.”

Cracking the Code to a Bright Tech Future
High Ground News
For new local startup Code Crew, Memphis has all we need to be a thriving tech city – if we are willing to teach our youth. The organization empowers kids from underserved communities to be tech innovators through computer science training. Their pilot program, Grizzlies Code Camp, has kids learning app development while hopefully developing a love for tech.

Digital Reasoning Trains World’s Largest Neural Network, Shatters Record Previously Set by Google
BusinessWire
Digital Reasoning, a leader in cognitive computing, today announced that it has trained the largest neural network in the world to date with a stunning 160 billion parameters. Google’s previous record was 11.2 billion, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently trained a neural network with 15 billion parameters.

Life Science TN Holding Briefing on Mentor Network
Teknovation
East Tennesseans interested in learning more about Life Science Tennessee’s Statewide Mentor Network are invited to participate in a videoconference that begins at 3 p.m. July 14. It will be held at the offices of Baker Donelson, 265 Brookview Centre Way, Suite 600. Life Science TN is looking for companies interested in participating in the program as well as individuals who want to share their expertise as mentors.

Making Awesome Startup Stone Soup in the Southeast
Survature
When we started Survature in January 2013, as many of the budding entrepreneurs in the Southeast can attest, only startups with revenue and in the Healthcare space were able to raise venture capital. In other words, if you didn’t have revenue and weren’t in Healthcare, it was very difficult to raising money in the region.

Week 1 of autoXLR8R Is in the Books, Race is On to August 28
Teknovation
The race is on, so to speak, with the finish line established as a date, not a distance. Week 1 for the third edition of the autoXLR8R business start-up program, now headquartered at Tech 2020 in Oak Ridge, is in the books. Nine of the 10 teams spent three days here last week, participating in their inaugural training, hearing from industry leaders, and touring some of the area’s top assets such as the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility operated by Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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