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September 3rd, 2014

September 3rd, 2014

Tennessee Innovation in the News

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Warby Parker to Open New Office in Davidson County
Tennessee News Room & Media Center
NASHVILLE— Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Warby Parker co-founders Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa announced today the transformative lifestyle brand will open a Nashville office, its first outside of New York.

Medarchon raises $1.55 million
Nashville Business Journal
Medarchon, a health care communications startup that offers a secured messaging platform for health care providers, has raised $1.55 million in new funding, according to a news release.

INVEST Tennessee Equity Conference Announces Corporate Presentation Schedule
Yahoo Finance
INVEST Tennessee announced today its lineup of presenting Tennessee public companies and speakers taking part in the Sept. 18 conference at the Music City Center in Nashville.

Passport Job Opportunities
Press Release
Passport, who worked with The Southern Middle Tennessee Entrepreneur Center and are growing rapidly, has current career opportunities…..Here are a few key things Passport is looking for….

National Innovation in the News

Employee Onboarding at Startups Is Broken – Here’s How to Fix It
First Round Review 
Carly Guthrie’s helps companies build HR organizations as a consultant and says this bait-and-switch happens all the time to new employees, sometimes despite the company’s best intentions. And when it does, no one benefits. In this exclusive interview, she lays out a plan for onboarding that sets everyone up for success.

5 ways to protect your startup from copycats
USA Business Review
Whoever said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery clearly did not have a startup.  The fact is, when you have a good idea the copycats will come out of the woodwork to steal it….offers advice on several ways that you can protect your startup from pirates and avoid costly legal battles….

How Your Landing Page Can Connect With Every Area Of The Human Brain
Forbes
A landing page should connect directly with the user’s mind.
 But how does this really work? In order to create a mentally engaging experience for the user, how should a landing page look, work, feel, function?


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