CO.LAB: Startup Week Cha

Chattanooga 2 Carter Plaza, Chattanooga, TN

Startup Week is Chattanooga’s premier entrepreneurship and innovation-focused event. What: Weeklong community-sourced event When: Oct. 18-22, 2021 Who: CO.LAB hosts and produces signature events and leads general execution + collaborates with community How many: 50+ events (panel discussions, interactive workshops and celebratory community gatherings) New this year: Friday will be a daylong community Celebration.  

SBIR/STTR as a Commercialization Tactic

The Edney Innovation Center 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN

Join us live at Startup Week Chattanooga to learn how SBIR/STTR may fit into your company’s larger commercialization strategy. About this event The Launch Tennessee is headed to Startup Week Chattanooga. Join Us! Through a federal competitive awards-based program, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide non-dilutive funding to small businesses...

2021 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Forum & Expo

Nashville Public Library 615 Church Street, Nashville, TN

STF&E Conference: Wednesday, October 20 – Thursday, October 21, 2021 Location: Nashville Public Library (615 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219) The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), and Tennessee Clean Fuels (TNCleanFuels) will hold the seventh annual Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Forum & Expo (STF&E) on October 20-21, 2021 at the Nashville Public Library in downtown Nashville. The...


Office Hours: Design & Branding Advising


Receive free design & branding advice from Stephanie Riley, Brand Futurist & Founder at B3 Creative Agency. To help our local experts plan accordingly we're asking that you schedule your meeting by 5PM on the Monday before and since spaces are limited please sign-up for a max of two meetings per month. For more information,...


#BuildTN Conversations with Percy “Master P” Miller – Livestream

National Museum for African American Music

An intimate conversation bringing together visionaries, entrepreneurs and investors helping to grow Tennessee's entrepreneur ecosystem. About this event Our #BuildTN conversation with Percy Miller (AKA Master P) will dive into his entrepreneurial journey from starting one of the first independent music labels – No Limit Records to television production, retail and Rap Snacks. To his latest mission of...

CO.LAB: Amplify

There are many entrepreneurs with great stories to tell and unique products and services to offer, they just need to find the right message and platform to ultimately reach their customers. Amplify is a new pitch competition where entrepreneurs compete for the chance to work with three award-winning advertising agencies to help develop an ad to...

2021 NEXT Awards

Nashville Symphony 1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN

Join us at the 2021 NEXT Awards! About this event Entrepreneurs are the leaders who are transforming industries and improving lives in Nashville and beyond, and in the wake of a challenging 2020, the entrepreneurial spirit is more important than ever. After a year of unprecedented change and renewed dedication from Middle Tennessee founders, they...

2021 NEXT Awards + Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame – Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Schermerhorn Symphony Center 1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN

This event will recognize 10 founders and their companies in different stages, 5 industry awards in the emerging and market mover categories. Two founders will take home the ultimate prize for Entrepreneur of 2021 and Emerging Entrepreneur of the 2021. This is also a moment in time to honor lifetime achievements as we induct 3...


theCO 541 Wiley Parker Road, Jackson, TN

SOUL is elevating the arts, culture, knowledge, and wellness of Black businesses through unity in commerce, education, and social entertainment. SOUL at theCO is an event for and by Black business owners to provide the opportunity to network and learn from each other. Topic: Beauty and Soul...speaker announcement coming soon! This event is totally free...

SSTI 2021 Annual Conference

Little Rock, AR

Little Rock, Arkansas Join your peers in learning about the Natural State’s innovation economy and discussing your own regional successes in tech-based economic development. SSTI conferences are attended by hundreds of leading policymakers and practitioners, all looking to exchange ideas on how to create a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Not an...


Infrastructure Opportunities for Tennessee & the Southeast


On November 4, TennSMART members and transportation industry leaders will connect at virtual tables for TennSMART’s fall meeting. This event will focus on the opportunities for Tennessee and the region included in the bipartisan infrastructure bill and other funding bills working their way through Congress that reflect the Biden administration’s priorities on electrification, infrastructure, and more....

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