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September 4th, 2015

September 4th, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS
CHARGE Returns to Nashville November 13
Mountain
CHARGE puts the story first. By creating a platform for creative, entrepreneurial, and successful business leaders, CHARGE immerses the audience in the depths of the story, the conflict, the twist, the final outcome. By reflecting on their own obstacles, our speakers help you tackle yours. Get your early bird ticket by September 16!

Cirruspath Launching New Products with Local Celebration
Teknovation
September is shaping-up as an important and exciting month for Cirruspath, and Knoxvillians are invited to participate in the celebration of the start-up’s newest product. The company, co-founded by former college classmates Brandon Bruce and Ryan Huff, was first profiled on teknovation.bizthree years ago after it launched Cirrus Insight, an application that connects Google Apps with Salesforce. Next week, the company will release Cirrus Insight for Outlook for customers who use Microsoft email. “We are inviting all of our local clients and supporters and the entire Salesforce community to join us next Thursday (September 10) for a special celebration,” Bruce told us earlier this week. It is billed as the “Pre-Dreamforce Pub Night 2015” and will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Casual Pint at Northshore Town Center.

CO.STARTERS Summit 2015
SouthernAlpha CO.STARTERS
The CO.STARTERS Summit convenes community leaders who are committed to strengthening the fabric of their local community and supporting starters of all kinds. During this three day event, you will have the opportunity to connect with other community leaders, build meaningful relationships, and discover tested resources and models to help you support your community better. By connecting with the most innovative leaders in the nation, you will expand your peer networks, be encouraged and equipped to face challenges at home, and gain a deeper understanding of how to move starters in your community from idea to action.

Google Fiber VP Set as Keynote for Nashville Chamber of Commerce and Partnership 2020 Annual Meeting
SouthernAlpha
Google Fiber is coming to Nashville sooner than expected, sort of.  Dennis Kish, vice president of Google Fiber, will be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Partnership 2020. At the morning meeting on Sept. 30, Kish will, according to the announcement, “paint a picture of a world in which digital information flows 100 times faster than before, where data is downloaded instantly and the possibilities are endless.” It has been about a year since Kish left an executive position with QualComm to head Google Fiber.

Governor Haslam Meets with Top Leaders on Israel Trade Mission
News Channel 5
Gov. Bill Haslam says conversations he’s having with some of Israel’s top leaders are helpful in understanding international economic development opportunities and challenges. The Republican governor is in Israel this week on a trade mission. On Tuesday, he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and with former Israeli President Shimon Peres on Wednesday. State officials have said the trip is aimed at fostering relationships between entrepreneurs and researchers in Tennessee and Israel. A major focus is on the biomedical and high tech fields.

Project Music Kicks Off its Second Season with YouTube as Platinum Sponsor
SouthernAlpha
The Nashville Entrepreneur Center was packed for the Project Music kickoff event on Wednesdaynight. The sheer number of the energized attendees almost made it hard to get to the cans of Jackalope beer and other beverages, mostly because many were eager to speak with the other excited guests at the EC. While familiar faces that were part of the mentoring and investing team of the Project Music’s first cohort were there, plenty of others came to see how they could get involved for this accelerator’s second time around.

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