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November 14th, 2016

November 14th, 2016

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

Bunker Business Awards and Mess Night Presented by Bank of America
Bunker Labs Nashville
Reserve your spot for 2016 Bunker Nashville Business Awards and Mess Night presented by Bank of America in partnership with Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management Executive Programs. Join leaders and innovators as we mix military tradition with the entrepreneurial spirit to honor those who have both fought for, and achieved, the American Dream.

Chattanooga Group Created to Invest in Traditional Manufacturing Businesses Makes First Investment
Chattanooga Times Free Press
A Chattanooga investment group created last year to invest in traditional manufacturing businesses spent more than a year looking across the Southeast for its first investment. Ultimately, Alderman Holdings found it only a couple of blocks from the company’s Southside headquarters, and officials believe they have found the right investment and partnership.


Global Entrepreneurship Week at Middle Tennessee State University
MTSU
Are you an entrepreneur or interested in learning about entrepreneurship? Check out Middle Tennessee State University’s schedule for Global Entrepreneurship Week. It is loaded with workshops to panels from expert speakers. 

Leatherworking Comes Naturally For Young Entrepreneur
The Tennessean
David Walt, 16, of Franklin loves to work with his hands, a trait he attributes, in part, to an ancestry rooted in a long lineage of farmers. “My father is a farmer, my grandfather is a farmer, his father was, and his father before him,” Walt says. So when it came time to name his leatherworks business, he chose to pay homage to those farming roots.

New Startup Aims to Make Business Pitches Easier For Everyone
Nooga.com
Chattanooga entrepreneur Nathan Derrick, SupplyHog co-founder, has recently launched a new company meant to remedy what he saw as a disconnect in the business sphere. “One of the things [I’ve noticed] since I started getting into tech and working with startups and entrepreneurs [is] it seems like one of the biggest problems we all face is we come up with something great, but it’s hard to get it out to the world,” he said.

Operation Opportunity Challenge
EPIcenter
The application deadline for the Operation Opportunity Challenge has been extended to November 23rd! As part of a collective effort to support more local businesses, institutions have partnered with EPIcenter to launch a business plan competition. The competition seeks to encourage Memphis-based innovators, entrepreneurs, and existing businesses to help solve operational pain points within the supply chains of the institutions, and use the experience to launch, scale, or expand their businesses.

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