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October 12th, 2016

October 12th, 2016

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

Entrepreneur Launches Home Inspection Business  
Nooga.com
After spending time in the logistics industry and working for Unum, Chattanooga resident Crawford Parrish decided he wanted more from his career. “Sitting in the same office, doing virtually the same thing day in and day out … just wasn’t for me,” he said. So he and his wife took time to think about what kind of profession might best fit him, and they eventually landed on home inspection.

‘Go-Mode’: Healthtech Hackathon Results Come Ahead of Distributed: Health
Venture Nashville Connections
The 24-hour event was held at Nashville Entrepreneur Center in association with the convening here today of Distributed: Health, hosted by Nashville-based BTC Media. One of the few non-developers in the hackathon, Guay is the regional head for the Blockchain Educational Network in the Ottawa area. He bears a physics degree and readiness to travel to learn more of the expanding adoption of blockchain technology in such verticals as healthcare, fintech and supply chain.

Hack For The Community Program
Hack For The Community
Partner with HCA, Nashville Technology Council, and other local businesses to hack problems worth solving. Hack for the Community kicks-off in March 2016 with tech-related educational opportunities for nonprofits in Middle Tennessee and culminates on October 13 – 14 with Nashville’s best IT professionals gathering together at a 36-hour hackathon to help nonprofits make a big difference in our community.

KidsExperienceCenter Launches Product to Teach Electronics, Programming
Nooga.com
Entrepreneur, author and software developer Peter van de Put spent countless hours as a child playing with Phillips electronic and mechanical engineer experiment boxes. The boxes were fun, but not very educational. It required copying/following steps more than critical thinking and learning, he said. Recently, he and his brother decided to reimagine the experiment boxes to allow for more in-depth hands-on learning.

Launch Picks Winners From Startup Showdown Pitches
Chattanooga Times Free Press
The Chattanooga business development group Launch has picked its winners from last week’s 3rd annual Startup Showdown where 10 entrepreneurs from the Launch Business Entrepreneurship Academy pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges.

Musculoskeletal Conference Back for 14th Year
Memphis Daily News
October 18-19, 2016– The annual Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference set to take place in Memphis next week for the 14th time is a confab that brings together surgeons, venture capitalists and other industry leaders from around the world to network and pursue a bit of deal-making. And while Memphis-based startups have been frequently included on the agenda of the conference – hosted by Memphis-based VC firm MB Venture Partners – this year the city’s startup community is getting even more of a boost. 

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