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May 27th, 2015

May 27th, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

Alabama Startup Companies Selected for GIGTANK Accelerator Program
Tech Alabama
Two North Alabama startup companies are heading to Chattanooga with the hopes of finding their big break. Rocket Hatch has partnered with the GIGTANK accelerator program to help give two up and coming capitalists the opportunity to use the region’s resources. Rocket Hatch co-founder Antonio Montoya says it’s important for the South to work together to help create booming businesses.

Angel Capital Group Helps Innovative Startups Fund Their Future
Superb Crew
The Angel Capital Group is a growing national angel investor network. Angel Capital Group, has recently announced an investment in a direct-to-fan concert booking startup Closeup.fm. Below is our recent interview with Eric Dobson CEO of the Angel Capital Group.

CIO Review Selects SIGNiX as a 20 Most Promising Pharma and Life Sciences Technology Solution Provider in 2015
PRWeb
CIO Review has chosen SIGNiX for its list of the 20 Most Promising Pharma and Life Sciences Technology Solution Providers. The positioning is based on an evaluation of SIGNiX’s 21 CFR Pat 11 compliant solution which is applicable across the entire security spectrum of transactions within life sciences, while retaining the ease-of-use necessary for broad adoption. “SIGNiX has been on our radar for some time for stirring a revolution in the Pharma and Life Sciences Technology space, and we are happy to showcase them this year due to their continuing excellence in delivering a top-notch technology-driven solution,” said Harvi Sachar, Publisher and Founder, CIO Review.

Code Camps Set at ETSU, Tusculum, and Walters State This Summer
Times-News
Almost 40 female Tri-Cities students ages 10 through 18 attended a one-day 100 Girls of Code event at Sevier Middle School over the weekend, making it the largest such event to date in Tennessee. The free May 16 event, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sevier, was sponsored by the Cookeville-based 100 Girls of Code, AccelNow and Kingsport City Schools. It drew 36 girl students, according to AccelNow Executive Director John Campbell.

Former Gaylord Execs Roll-Out New Meeting Industry Startup
Nashville Business Journal
A partnership comprised of former Gaylord executives today will formally roll out Groups360, a startup aimed at streamlining the complicated business of booking large meetings. The company, headquartered in Nashville, aims to serve both hotels and meeting planners by using historical data and a proprietary algorithm to suggest the best matches possible between meetings and venues.

InvisionHeart Lands FDA Clearance
Nashville Post
Cardiac technology company InvisionHeart has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to sell its InvisionECG tool. The newly approved ECG system captures and transmits cardiac data in real time using a mobile IT platform. The Nashville company, which completed Jumpstart Foundry’s business accelerator in 2013, has been building up to a product rollout that is now expected in the third quarter. InvisionHeart expects to serve the hospital market as well as home health and ambulatory care providers.

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