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March 19th, 2015

March 19th, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

Four More Venture Capital Pros + Eventbrite CEO Kevin Hartz Join 36|86 Lineup
Launch Tennessee Blog
Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announces nine new speakers for 36|86, LaunchTN’s flagship event highlighting the best in southern culture, entrepreneurship and investment. Eventbrite Co-founders Kevin Hartz (CEO) and Julia Hartz (President) will host a fireside chat on Building a Billion Dollar Business. Founded in 2006, Eventbrite has processed over $3 billion in gross ticket sales in 180 countries. Hartz has served as an early-stage investor and advisor to successful startups including PayPal, Pinterest, Lookout, Airbnb, Trulia and Yammer.

Culer the “Space Cooler” Raises $2.4M (INCITE Portfolio Company)
Southern/alpha
Culer, a Nashville-based company, just raised almost $2.4M ($2,361,192) in funding according to SEC documents. The new product line includes two Culer systems. One is a one-port device covering an area of 250 square feet, and one is a two-port device covering 500 square feet. Culer is among a growing number of physical product-based startups in Nashville and in Tennessee.

Memphis Startup Musistic Will Never Stop!
Nibletz
Brian Wentzloff is part musician, part developer, all entrepreneur and he happens to live in Memphis Tennessee. A few years back he was working with Cardinal Health, a multifaceted organization that supports a variety of health care providers like doctors offices, pharmacies and hospitals. Wentzloff was a consultant that specialized in application development which is at the core of the tools Cardinal Health provides for it’s clients.

Vanderbilt to Host Weekend Hackathon March 20-22
Vanderbilt
Student designers and engineers will convene at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center for VandyHacks, a weekend hackathon contest. Vanderbilt University is hosting the March 20-22 event at the center, located at 41 Peabody St. in Nashville. After two days of hacking, March 22 will be dedicated to judging and prizes for the new websites, applications and hardware hacks.

Xbox One Overdog App Seeks to Help the Matchmaking Process (INCITE Portfolio Company)
GameInformer
Launched today on Xbox One, Overdog seeks to match players with similar interests and connect them to play online. It works a bit like a dedicated console social network, letting Xbox One players highlight a bunch of their interests, gaming and non-gaming alike, to create matches with other players. Overdog also wants to connect players with celebrity gamers.

Zeroto510 Announced as Top Accelerator at SXSW
High Ground News
Today, at SXSW and in TechCrunch, ZeroTo510 was announced as one of the top 20 accelerators in the United States. ZeroTo510 was ranked 15th in the nation by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project. We’d like to thank our team, our partners, our mentors, our board, and especially the entrepreneurs and graduates of ZeroTo510 for the hard work and collaboration that made this recognition possible.

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