Local entrepreneur Jonathan Sexton’s Bandposters has been selected as one of 10 start-ups to be showcased at tomorrow’s “SF MusicTech Summit.” The Knoxvillian’s latest start-up, first mentioned in a teknovation.biz article in late 2013, provides an economical way for individual musicians or bands to design, print and ship posters to every venue on their tour.
Nashville Business Journal
About seven years ago, Nashville IT engineer Andrew Crefeld started a business to produce video walk-throughs of homes for sale. It was an attempt to eliminate the major frustration from his own home-buying experience. Investors have validated his business model today — to the tune of a $2 million round of fundraising that Crefeld just completed.
At Launch Tennessee, we strive to be as enterprising as the entrepreneurs we serve, which means continually creating new programs that support the formation and success of high-growth businesses in Tennessee. In that vein, we launched the Blackstone Specialist Program with a grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation this past summer. The Blackstone Charitable Foundation provides funding for new programs that support innovation and entrepreneurship in an ecosystem.
Memphis Business Journal
A Memphis startup is wading into the hot mobile payments market, and it’s locked up some local bank support. SynapsePay works with both iPhones and Android devices, and Memphis-based Independent Bank is standing with the new company. “At Independent Bank, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to support our customers,” said Susan Stephenson, co-founder, co-chairman and president of Independent Bank.
The Commercial Appeal, Memphis
Jennifer Krouse brought her idea for a publishing company to Memphis’ Startup Weekend with other entrepreneurs.
Forty students at Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA) began speaking the language of computer programming with the help of TN Code Academy – 100 Girls of Code. Launched in the Summer of 2014, 100 Girls of Code began conducting workshops across Tennessee to raise awareness among girls ages 12 to 18 about careers in computer science. Two of those workshops were held today for CGLA students.
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