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October 2nd, 2014

October 2nd, 2014

Tennessee Innovation in the News

Launch Tennessee Announces 2014 Class of the TENN
Launch Tennessee
Launch Tennessee today announced the 10 companies chosen to participate in this year’s cohort of The TENN, its unique master accelerator program for graduates of Tennessee’s nine startup accelerators. The TENN is sponsored by UBS, a global financial services firm with a presence across Tennessee, including the recently opened UBS Business Solutions Center Nashville.
Learning on the Job: Startup Week Chattanooga Showcases the Value of Experiential Learning
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Build your own business, sure. But what about building your own education? And we’re not referring to home school. Victor Saad, a featured speaker during Startup Week Chattanooga next week, bucked convention two years ago to see if he could prove real-life experience is a credible form of higher education.
TennesSeed Camp Powered by SMTEC
Southern Middle Tennessee Entrepreneur Center
Join us for a 1-Day Camp entitled “Transform an Idea into a Successful Company” (A 1-Day Entrepreneurial Program) powered by SMTEC (Southern Middle Tennessee Entrepreneur Centers) and hosted by the Franklin County Industrial Development Board. Learn How to Transform an Idea into an “Investable Story” and to take your business to the next level!

National Innovation in the News

Don’t Judge the Economy by the Number of Startups

Harvard Business Review

More new businesses are better for society, right? That’s a common assumption. But wait a minute –is starting more new businesses always a good thing? Isn’t it a basic economic tenet that well-functioning markets will have many entrances and exits, that weak businesses will get recycled quickly and that over time, vigorous, well-regulated markets will support strong and growing companies, which in turn provide dignified jobs and prosperity?

5 Ways to Hire the Best Talent for Your Startup Team

Forbes

Today’s startups need the best possible talent on the planet. Great people are out there. Its up to the startup leadership to find them — or, to put it more clearly, to attract them. How do you do this? Here are 5 tips that will help you gain the best talent in the industry to grow your startup from zero to awesome.

Entrepreneur
Given the success of so many technology companies it is no surprise that many investors want to find the next Alibaba, Whatsapp or Uber at an early stage. We only hear about the success stories from angel investors at cocktail parties but most angel investors will tell you from experience that investing in start-ups is a lot like buying a lottery ticket.

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