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Meet The Chattanooga & Memphis Startups On The RISE OF THE REST® Tour

Steve Case and JD Vance are bringing the RISE OF THE REST® bus to Chattanooga and Memphis next week, and 8 finalists in each city will pitch their startup live onstage for a chance to win a $100,000 investment. You don’t want to miss this pitch event!

Governor Bill Haslam is excited about RISE OF THE REST® too. Find out why he thinks Tennessee entrepreneurship has never been stronger. WATCH NOW.

Catch the Memphis pitch event at 4 pm on Tuesday, May 8 at Clayborn Temple. RSVP now!


  • MedHaul | Eliminating healthcare’s most intricate transportation barriers.
  • B-G Innovative Safety Systems | A new plug-and-play, connected vehicle technology that automatically senses low-beam headlight failure and converts high-beam to low-beam.
  • SweetBio | Specializes in honey incorporated degradable products that help wounds heal right the first time, and we are starting in dentistry.
  • HelloHome | Brings honesty and transparency back to real estate with a flat-fee pricing model and industry-leading technology.
  • Workbay LLC | Ignites workforce potential for cities, colleges, and corporations by connecting the power of the stakeholders with a connected platform.
  • TradeLanes | Makes the management of data and trade faster and cheaper.
  • DEV/CON DETECT | Helps publishers by stopping ad fraud, malicious pop-ups, redirects, and malvertising.
  • Soundways | Dedicated to delivering the next generation of audio solutions for music and audio recording, streaming, video gaming, consumer electronics and automotive markets.

Read more at bizjournals.com.

Catch the Chattanooga pitch event at 4 pm on Thursday, May 10 at Waterhouse Pavilion. RSVP now!


  • Curie Co. | Uses biotechnology to democratize sustainability
  • InfinityCo. | Provides commercial smart room services
  • Branch Technology | Prefabricates 3D-printed buildings
  • WorkHound | Aims to be the voice of the front-line worker
  • Aegle Gear | Creates and engineers “purposeful apparel” that strives to enhance business performance, promote safety and fuel brand advocacy for our healthcare customers
  • CPR Wrap | Is an aid that simplifies CPR down to four steps.
  • SkyNano | Aims to transform waste CO2 into carbon nanomaterials using sustainable and low-cost advanced manufacturing technology
  • FreightWaves | Leading provider of data and analytics for the freight market

Read more at nooga.com.

We’re thrilled that RISE OF THE REST is returning to the Volunteer State! Come join us at one of the tour stops next week. There’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur in Tennessee.

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