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June 23rd, 2015

June 23rd, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

Multiple Cities, Multiple Opportunities: Northeast Tennessee is Fertile Ground for AccelNow’s Multifaceted Approach
Launch Tennessee
The old real estate maxim, “location, location, location” is certainly true for entrepreneurs in Northeast Tennessee. Opportunities abound, and AccelNow works to ensure those investors, educators and others in the ecosystem all have a way to seamlessly connect. “We are the regional accelerator for the area, and our main interest is to create a dynamic entrepreneurial environment for this region, and to make sure we are facilitating and accelerating job growth and income growth,” says John Campbell, executive director of AccelNow, which LaunchTN opened in 2012.

Eventbrite Bringing on Local Leader from Across the Pond
Nashville Business Journal
Nashville’s sizable Eventbrite customer support workforce will have a new local leader, more evidence of the company’s continued enthusiasm for Music City. For the past year, Eventbrite’s Nashville-based customer support team has been managed out of San Francisco, where the company is based. But this August, Devisha Mistry, currently customer experience manager at the company’s U.K. office, will move to Nashville to take on the title of senior support manager. Mistry will head up a team of about 70, based in Eventbrite’s Cummins Station office.

LinkedIn Co-Founder Allen Blue to Keynote Nashville Tech Council’s Annual Meeting
Nashville Business Journal
Nashville tech enthusiasts will have the opportunity to hear from one of LinkedIn’s co-founder’s next month, when Allen Blue keynotes the Nashville Technology Council’s annual meeting. Blue, co-founder and vice president of product management for the professional social network, will headline the July 23 event at City Winery. Attendees also will hear from Bryan Huddleston, CEO of the tech council, who will discuss the state of the tech community in Nashville and surrounding areas.

Mentors, Startups Encouraged to Sign Up for New Life Science TN Initiative
Teknovation
Life Science Tennessee’s Statewide Mentor Network is open for business – accepting applications from start-ups interested in participating and qualified mentors wanting to help them. That’s the message that Abby Trotter, Executive Director of Life Science TN, and Jim Monsor, Program Director for the Network, are spreading. “We’re very thrilled to be rolling out this Mentor Network,” Trotter says. “It is very much a pilot program.” Most of the funding for the initial two years comes from Launch Tennessee, with Life Science TN supplementing those dollars.

New Online Business Helps Moms Return to Work
WKRN
A business dedicated to helping people find jobs that allow them to work from home has launched a base in Nashville. Mom Source Network matches people with forward thinking family friendly companies, and does it online. It started as a group of women who were new moms wanting to spend more time at home with their families, but not ready to give up their careers. It has since expanded to include men, retirees and recent college graduates.

Uniguest Partners with Google on Hotel Devices
The Tennessean
Nashville-based Uniguest, which provides technology services to hotels worldwide, has partnered with Google to offer Google Chrome systems to hotel clients. As part of the partnership, Uniguest will install and manage hotel computers, tablets and kiosks, powered by Google Chrome, that can help guests print boarding passes, access the Internet and videoconference. The devices can also be used for digital signage.

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