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May 6th, 2015

May 6th, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

36|86 Announces “Village 36” Companies Heading to the Center of Entrepreneurship and Southern Culture in Nashville, June 8-10
Launch Tennessee & 36|86
“We have an outstanding slate of companies that illustrate why there is a 40% increase in venture investment in the southeast over the past year,” says LaunchTN CEO Charlie Brock. “We can’t wait for them to showcase their early success to hundreds of investors, experienced entrepreneurs, media and others who will enjoy this exciting event of southern culture and entrepreneurship. 36|86 will be unparalleled in its value and experience for all of our guests.” The selected 36 startups represent seven southern states plus the District of Columbia, span 18 industry clusters and have collectively raised over $18.4M in capital.

Fast Growing Brentwood Health-Tech Firm Broadens Scope, Sees Future in Making Doctors’ Lives Easier
Nashville Business Journal
As it grows its team and its capabilities, Brentwood-based Entrada is nearly bursting at the seams. Initially launched primarily as a system to put doctors’ dictated notes in an electronic record, the company’s mobile app also gives doctors the ability to take secure photos, see snapshots of patient info and, come June, use a new secure messaging system. “We started off as a dictation app, but even in the month of April over 15 percent of our doctors did something other than dictation,” Brown said.

Life Science Tennessee Launches Mentor Network
Southern/Alpha
Today, Life Science Tennessee announced an introduction to an industry-specific mentorship network to help the state’s accelerators and entrepreneurs connect start-up companies with life science experts across the state, according to a release. LaunchTN just awarded a grant to Life Sciences Tennessee to start the network. Entrepreneurial organizations across the state including Memphis BioWorks and the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, as well as all nine regional accelerators across the state, are included.

Rapid RMS Launches Point-of-Sale Solution in Apple’s App Store
Chattanoogan.com
Rapid RMS, the developer of a point-of-sale system created for liquor stores, convenience stores, and other high-volume retail environments, Tuesday announced the availability of its iPad-based POS app in the Apple App Store. Rapid RMS provides a POS solution that delivers a hassle free, easy-to-use and inexpensive way for merchants to improve inventory management, efficiently manage operational costs and drive higher sales – all without sacrificing their ability to expand and customize the POS system to support future needs, said officials.


Tech Cocktail’s Memphis Mixer & Startup Showcase
Tech Cocktail
Tech.Co is thrilled to be teaming up with Start-Q to host our first ever Memphis Mixer & Startup Showcase on the banks of the Mississippi River at BBQ Fest 2015!  So pull out that bug spray and come on down for an afternoon filled with Memphis’  most innovative startups, industry thought leaders, and tech luminaries. The event will include cocktails, conversations, and startup competitions.

Healthspek Believes Everyone Should Have Access to Mobile Health Records
Southern/alpha
Ever wonder what it would take to be able to pull personal health records, or records of your family up from your mobile device? What are the security measures that a company collecting health data must take in order to be in compliance with privacy and security rules? What is the legality of having access to your own health records, or records of your family members in a digital format?

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