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June 3rd, 2015

June 3rd, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

FinTech: Singular Payments CEO Says Nashville is Payment Hub
Venture Nashville Connections
Vaden Landers, the Brentwood-based payment-processing entrepreneur, was ready to abandon a FinTech sector he saw as crowded with too many bad actors, some employing business methods he believes can abuse merchants. Instead, Landers told VNC that after exiting his previous ProfitPoint venture — and having worked in the payments sector nearly three decades — he decided the industry was indeed what he knew best, and he should double-down, one more time. If, that is, he could find a business model that didn’t make him gag.

Hack for Change Seeks City Solutions Through Technology
The Tennessean
This Saturday, Code for Nashville will host the National Day of Civic Hacking 2015, commonly known as Hack for Change, at Music City Center. Local government officials, technology enthusiasts and community members plan to work together to address and solve community issues with applications and software systems. The Code for America event came to Nashville three years ago after the city adopted an application created during a Chicago session. The app gives locations and pricing of flu shots in the area.

SIGNix Announces Partnership with Trinisys
PRWeb
SIGNiX, the leading provider of cloud-based Independent E-Signature™ solutions, announced today that it has partnered with Trinisys, a leading provider of intuitive automation, integration and translation solutions for the healthcare industry. The SIGNiX and Trinisys partnership integrates SIGNiX’s secure Independent E-Signature services into Trinisys’ best-in-class Convergence Platform supporting solutions that connect systems to systems and people to systems. The collaboration allows Trinisys to further automate manual processes for credentialing and other transactions that traditionally require signatures, saving organizations time, effort and money. SIGNiX’s e-signature solution moves this process another step forward.

Startup Initial State Technologies Preps for Capital Raises
Venture Nashville Connections
Initial State Technologies, the Internet of Things-oriented data-solutions startup based in Nashville, was founded by a system engineer whose ambitions were kindled as he sought to meet the needs of his corporate employer. Now, that engineer and his firm represent a fresh example of one path by which digital-tech ventures can gain early traction in the nascent Mid-South software-as-a-service (SaaS) sector.

Tennessee Aquarium Hosts Fishackathon: Coders in Gig City to Tackle Sustainable Seafood Challenges
Tennessee Aquarium
Coders, developers and designers will gather at the Tennessee Aquarium June 5th & 6th for Fishackathon. The event may have a funny name, but the mission touches everyone. Our oceans make life on land possible by producing most of the oxygen we breathe and supplying the greatest percentage of the world’s protein in our diets.

UTRF Accepting Applications for Six-Week Guided Program
Teknovation
Stacey Patterson, Vice President of the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF), announced at the conclusion of yesterday’s “Opportunity Now” event an upcoming initiative to help interested entrepreneurs further advance their ideas. “We’re going to offer individuals or teams a six-week guided program,” she said. The opportunity is for those who participated in the June 2 event as well as anyone else.

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