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March 16th, 2016

March 16th, 2016

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

#MyStartupStory: Dalman Supply Co. Bootstraps Its Way Into European Market
Startup Southerner
Jon Dalman is the founder of Dalman Supply Co., a small business in Nashville, Tennessee, that designs and manufactures high-quality bike locks from materials like leather, steel cable and rope. Dalman founded the company in 2013 after developing his flagship product, the Jon Lock, and receiving some amazing feedback from family and friends. Since then, he’s been working hard to turn his passion for quality and craft into a full-time job.

Autumn Ryan’s Aseptic Health Eyes Expansion Into Health Care Field in Nashville
The Business Journals
Like many entrepreneurs, Autumn Ryan has a business she thinks could make a difference in the health care industry, and is working to get her product into hospitals. But that’s not where she started. Ryan is a veteran of the cleaning industry, having helmed residential and commercial cleaning company Southern Comfort Cleaning for more than a decade. A few years ago she came across a new product that spurred the creation of her new business: Aseptic Health.

BAAM Technology, Developed at ORNL, Wins Big in Paris
Teknovation
Big news this week for BAAM, a technology more officially known as “Big Area Additive Manufacturing.” The advanced technology, developed at the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), was recognized this week in Paris as winner of the 2016 Composites Magazine Special Prize for innovation. The presentation was made by JEC Composites to leaders from ORNL, the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), Cincinnati Incorporated, and Dassault Systèmes.

Former Bohan CEO Adds Silicon Valley Vet to New Venture
Nashville Business Journal
The Brand Hotel, the boutique marketing and venture capital firm launched last year by former Bohan Advertising CEO Kerry Graham, has a new partner with strong West Coast ties. Don Transeth, a Nashville transplant who led marketing for Silicon Valley’s Electronic Arts for nearly 20 years, has joined the young firm as partner and co-proprietor, according to a news release.

IndieNash Movement Aims to Build Support for Small Businesses
The Tennessean
Tara Tidwell’s flour-covered hands carefully prepare a half-dozen baguettes on a long cooking sheet before sliding the bread into a piping-hot oven. “You might want to step back,” said Tidwell, a baker at Wedgewood-Houston’s Dozen Bakery. “Steam is going to shoot out of the oven once the baguettes start baking.” In a local economy that’s moving as fast as a locomotive, the visual of steam seems like a perfect metaphor for Nashville’s growth. 


TNECD Now Accepting Applications for Tourism Enhancement Grant
TNECD
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today applications for the Tourism Enhancement Grant are now available for counties or cities to enhance or create new tourism infrastructure to increase economic impact. “Tourism development is economic development. In many of our communities, tourism is the most important driver in the economy,” TNECD Commissioner Randy Boyd said. “With this grant, communities will be able to invest in key assets, from docks to pavilions to signage. We will work in partnership with the Department of Tourist Development to ensure that we help communities invest wisely and in ways that will get them the maximum return on this investment.”


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