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November 4th, 2014

November 4th, 2014

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

Ag Innovation Strategies to Be Explored Next Week in Murfreesboro
Teknovation
Months of listening to the needs of farmers, university agricultural leaders, and others involved in the state’s agricultural ecosystem will come to fruition next Tuesday (November 11) when the “Tennessee AgriTech Challenge” is held at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. The all afternoon event is focused on strategies and opportunities to accelerate the agricultural innovation component of the rural economic development plan crafted at the behest of Governor Bill Haslam.

Mayor Madeline Rogero Attends Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship
Knoxville Startup Day
Mayor Madeline Rogero joined mayors from around the nation at the second annual Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship in Louisville, Kentucky. With a focus on “Making an Entrepreneurial City,” mayors and entrepreneurship experts discussed ways to promote startup activity and encourage higher levels of entrepreneurship in their cities. Christi Branscom, Deputy to the Mayor and Chief Operating Officer for the City of Knoxville, joined Mayor Rogero.

Nashville-based Shareholder InSite Sold
Nashville Business Journal
Locally based Shareholder InSite has been sold to New York-based Ipreo, according to a news release. Shareholder Insite provides shareholder data management tools, and was formed in early 2012, when Nashville-based CapControls merged with Boulder, Colo.-based Qval. Ipreo, which provides data and market intelligence for capital markets, was itself bought by private equity funds of Blackstone and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division in August.

Nashville Startup Delivers Your Craft Beer Fix
Nashville Business Journal
A new Nashville startup will deliver your craft beer fix straight to your doorstep. There’s just one catch: You have to brew it. Nashville Brewpost, which sent its first shipment in October, is a twist on beer-of-the-month clubs. Rather than sending subscribers a different six-pack each month, the company sends a recipe and enough ingredients to home brew one gallon of craft beer (about 10 bottles).

Site Selection Magazine: Tennessee No. 7 in Business Climate
Nashville Business Journal
On the heels of several large corporate deals this year, Tennessee ranks No. 7 in Site Selection magazine’s annual list of states with the best business climate. The Volunteer State fell two slots on this year’s list from No. 5 in 2013. Georgia topped the magazine’s list for the second year in a row, followed by Louisiana, North Carolina and Texas.


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