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  • Startup Snapshot: CPRWrap

    Get to know the startups and entrepreneurs changing the Tennessee landscape — designing innovative solutions, creating jobs, and building communities. This week, meet CPRWrap CEO Felicia Jackson: “We want to empower people to do the most basic, unselfish thing a human can do: Save a life.” Give us your elevator pitch. Did you know that…

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  • Angela Proffitt: How to work smarter as an entrepreneur

    How to work smarter as an entrepreneur Productivity and event consultant Angela Proffitt maps out tactics entrepreneurs can use to maximize time and energy. From blocking a weekly hour for biz-dev to tapping into ecosystem resources for education and support, her strategy helps her “sell perfection.” Nashville-based productivity and event consultant Angela Proffitt has built her business…

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  • Startup Snapshot: SOMAVAC

    Get to know the companies and entrepreneurs changing the Tennessee landscape — designing innovative solutions, creating jobs, and building communities. This week, we chatted with SOMAVAC CEO Esra Roan. Give us your elevator pitch. SOMAVAC creates solutions that improve the post-op recovery experience and reduce healthcare costs. SOMAVAC’s flagship system, SOMAVAC® 100, is a powered,…

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  • A parable of the King

    As Tennesseans #TitanUp with the team’s riveting playoff run, we take a look at the success of Derrick Henry as a business tale: how to devise a strategy that reacts to changes in cyclical markets — and utilizes an uncommon asset in a 250-pound bruiser to capture the attention of the nation. As we enter…

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  • LaunchTN welcomes entrepreneur, business and civic leader Van Tucker as COO

    Tucker brings a wealth of entrepreneurial, leadership, and financial experience to Tennessee’s innovation-based economic development organization. Nashville, TN – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership that empowers a high-functioning statewide network of resources focused on core priorities that support Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, today announced that Van Tucker has joined the organization as Chief Operating Officer. In her new…

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  • Cam Doody: How to overhaul an outdated industry

    This Chattanooga startup is overhauling an outdated industry Bellhops founder Cam Doody says Tennessee was the perfect launchpad for his disruptive startup to become the fastest-growing in the moving industry. Hear more in our latest episode of Disrupt the Continuum. Since its humble beginning on Auburn University’s campus in 2011, the Chattanooga-based startup Bellhops has moved nearly…

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  • Startup Snapshot: StoragePug

    Get to know the startups and entrepreneurs changing the Tennessee landscape — designing innovative solutions, creating jobs, and building communities. This week, we chatted with StoragePug’s Tommy Nguyen. Give us your elevator pitch: StoragePug helps self-storage owners and operators grow their business and simplify operations. We make it easy to find space, rent space, and…

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  • Learning to walk again

    For people living with paralysis, access to therapy is critical. Nashville-based medical device company Healing Innovations has developed the Rise&Walk, neurorehabilitation technology to help patients get back on their feet. Imagine losing the ability to move. You’re completely reliant on medical professionals and family for round-the-clock care, and your rehabilitation depends upon expensive machines and…

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  • Doug Speight: Why Southeastern startups are thriving

    Why Southeastern startups are thriving In our latest episode of Disrupt the Continuum, AnnexTech Partners founder Doug Speight says diverse talent, a creative culture, and a supportive community differentiate the Southeast’s startup ecosystem. AnnexTech Partners founder and Chief Innovation Officer Doug Speight has built his business on making connections: uniting the Southeast’s underrepresented talent with global tech companies…

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