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November 18th, 2014

November 18th, 2014

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

Audiohand Allows Bands to Create Live Recordings
The Tennessean
Bands will soon have an easy way to self-record and mix live performances, thanks to the latest music technology company with Nashville ties. Audiohand allows bands to capture live performances on their smartphones, meld multiple recordings into a single mix and tinker with bonus features such as reverb. The company is hoping to offer a private beta version of the app-based program beginning in December.

Charge Conference Highlights Creative Entrepreneurs, Looks to Expand Nationally
Nashville Business Journal
When I arrived Friday afternoon at Charge, a new conference produced by Jumpstart Foundry and Mountain, a Nashville-based creative agency, there were signs this event would be different than the entrepreneur/investor panels I usually attend. Crushed Red Bull cans littered the aisles at One Cannery Row, and although there were a few familiar faces, the dark blazers usually found at a Jumpstart demo day were replaced by denim-on-denim and a solid hat game (from both men and women).

Engineering Students’ Ideas Take Off After Marathon 3 Day Startup Session
Vanderbilt University
On Friday afternoon, the five teams of students had a lot of amorphous ideas. By Sunday night, they had potential companies. That’s the idea behind 3 Day Startup, an international nonprofit that sends representatives with a proven curriculum to campuses to run weekend entrepreneurial camps. It’s a brutal marathon that includes killing off bad ideas and spending hours vetting good ones on the street, checking them against both potential users and competitors.

Start Co. Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014
Start Co.
Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is Nov.17-23. Celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship by checking out these Memphis-area events.

Uber, Spotify Partner in Nashville, Other Cities
The Tennessean
At long last, Uber riders won’t have to bother drivers for song requests, or suffer through drivers’ playlist during a quick trip. Uber, known for drastically altering the vehicle-for-hire sector with its ridesharing app, and Spotify, a digital music company transforming music consumption, are joining forces and choosing Nashville and nine other cities worldwide for their rollout of a music, ridesharing product.

‘Yamaha 300’ Gets First Good Film Fund Feature Award (feat. Chattanooga Film Festival)
Variety Magazine
Miami-set thriller “Yamaha 300,” from Mexico’s Jorge Michel Grau, will be the inaugural feature film recipient of grant finance from the Good Film Fund, a joint initiative of Canada’s Media Darling and the Chattanooga Film Festival in Tennessee. Agreement was reached at Los Cabos Festival, where Andrew Huculiak’s breakout “Violent,” produced by Media Darling, played in the main Los Cabos Competition, while “Yamaha 300” was a standout at the fest’s first Mexico-U.S.-Canada Co-Production Forum.

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