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November 15th, 2016

November 15th, 2016

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

Chamber Grooming Next Generation of Business Leaders
The Commercial Appeal
The next generation of business leaders is gaining wider access to executive suites through a Greater Memphis Chamber outreach to young professionals. The program, called SoundCheck, was created two years ago to be a self-guided effort to groom millennials for business and community leadership in the years ahead.

Cinematics: Generation Startup
The Chattery
‘Generation Startup’ captures the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. Shot over 17 months, it’s an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch a startup. Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser, the film celebrates risk-taking, urban revitalization, and diversity while delivering a vital call-to-action—with entrepreneurship at a record low, the country’s economic future is at stake.


Innov865 Happy Hour
Knoxville Entrepreneur Center
November 16, 2016– You are invited to come celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week at the first ever “Innov865 Happy Hour.” Join us from 5:30-7:30pm for drinks, networking, and a short presentation by Andrew Goldner and Brad Holliday from GrowthX Capital! 


KAUL’s CDFI Focused on Helping Those Who Cannot Access Traditional Capital 
Teknovation
“We help folks who cannot access traditional capital,” Terrence (TC) Carter of the Knoxville Area Urban League (KAUL) says. The organization’s Director of Economic and Business Development is describing the Knoxville region’s only locally-based and active Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). Authorized more than two decades ago, the federal program promotes community development in distressed urban and rural communities by increasing the availability of credit, investment capital, and financial services.

Opportunities in Energy
TN Advanced Energy Business Council
December 6, 2016– Join the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council at its annual, year-end “Opportunities in Energy” event. At this year’s event we’ll unveil a three-part video series showing you the people who are making a difference in Tennessee’s advanced energy industry and what’s to come in the future. The event will feature special guests and speakers from the U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Silicon Ranch Corporation, Strata-G, and Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council Members.

Vanderbilt’s Wond’ry Spurs School-Wide Innovation
The Tennessean
In one corner of a gleaming laboratory on Vanderbilt University’s campus, a neuroscience major pours wax into molds made with a 3-D printer to make crayon paperweights. Nearby, a mechanical engineering major works on a separate mold for a robotic arm that can gently collect coral from deep sea levels. On the floor above them, a group of arts and science and computer science students discuss a mobile cloud computing project, sitting around a sleek conference table that overlooks the West side of campus.

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