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September 9th, 2016

September 9th, 2016

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

Basecamp @ Miller Plaza
Startup Week Chattanooga
At 10:00am there will be free coffee and breakfast from Milk & Honey. All day is dedicated to coworking! Come cowork with your Innovation District neighbors! Mix, mingle and discuss which events you’re most looking forward to at Startup Week 2016. From 12:00pm-1:00pm CO.LAB has invited VaynerMedia to speak about “Marketing In The Year We Live In.” In a world in which consumers’ focus is fragmented across media devices and channels, brands must become experts in day-trading the attention of their target audiences to achieve business goals. VaynerMedia’s account strategy director Jesse Hutchison, art director Jess Friedowitz, and senior account executive Amanda Lavergne will show how effective a social media-first digital strategy can be, enabling brands to market in the year that we live in. Register at here for free lunch! Movie time begins at 7:30pm. We’re hosting happy hour + a screening of the movie ‘Joy’ in the alleyway at 721 Broad Street! This event is in partnership with Launch TN, the Chattery, and Society of Work and will serve as one final hurrah before Startup Week is finally here. Make sure it’s on your calendar!


Bunker Labs Nashville
Bunker Labs

The Bunker targets existing veteran-owned startups and aspiring entrepreneurs to create and conquer the business world alongside fellow elite military entrepreneurs in the 10-week immersive Bunker Labs Cohort September 26 – December 7, 2016. We will meet a total of 12 times over a 10-week period:Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the first week from 4:30pm – 7:30pm and every Wednesday from4:30pm – 7:30pm thereafter. Applications are open until September 21.

Innova Portfolio
Innova
Founded in 2007 by the Memphis Bioworks Foundation, Innova is a pre-seed, seed and early-stage investor focused on starting and funding high-growth companies in the Biosciences, Technology and AgriTech fields. Innova links capital with great ideas to create groundbreaking products and services.At Innova we invest in start-up companies, help them grow, and then assist them in linking with established corporations for licensing, buy-outs or further investments. We provide the synergy of experienced management, market expertise and venture capital to accelerate the development of new products and services into viable business units that can stand on their own and then take their place with a mature market leader, if desired. Their portfolio is currently comprised of 62 companies.

Survival Programs for Small Business Series Continues at Cleveland / Bradley COC
The Chattanoogan
The Small Business Committee of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce will continue its series of “survival” programs for small businesses on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The “How to Survive . . . A Business Slowdown” program will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Chamber’s Conference Center. This dinner program will feature a meal followed by a presentation and question-and-answer session on this topic of interest to small business owners. The program will conclude by 6:30 p.m.

Tennessee Near Top in Terms of Jobs Growth
Knoxville News Sentinel 
Tennessee is beating the national average in terms of job growth and is one of the top 10 states in the nation as far as economic momentum, a pair of University of Tennessee economic experts told business leaders, educators and others at a luncheon Thursday.Bill Fox, director of the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research, and Matt Murray, director of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, presented an economic forecast for those gathered at the Knoxville Marriott for the inaugural luncheon, “Global and National Economic Outlook: Implications for Tennessee.”

The Works: Demo Day 2016
Knoxville Entrepreneur Center
September 21, 2016– Knoxville has long been a national leader in media and technology. “The Works” was designed to build on that success.The Works: Demo Day 2016 is a showcase highlighting the area’s newest media and software companies. Come meet all eight “The Works” graduates as they pitch production companies and investors and share their vision for the future. Join us for this exciting event presented by Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and Scripps Networks Interactive in beautiful “Studio A” with lunch provided by the Food Network Kitchen.

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