The INCubator, NovaCopy and ModernTech will educate manufacturers about 3D printing at 3D Printing: Beyond the Hype, a free interactive seminar on Aug. 21 at the Hamilton County BDC’s INCubator from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Chattanooga is on the cusp of innovation and this seminar will allow manufacturers in the city to plunge deeper into the latest technology,” said Kathryn Foster, director of Small Business and Entrepreneurship at the INCubator.
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The ubiquitous urine test, most often used by employers to protect against employee drug use, is not typically something to be envied. But for a diabetic who must prick fingers throughout the day to monitor their own sugar level, a urine test is a far more comfortable solution. Nearly all would embrace a less invasive alternative to monitor their own medical condition. Enter Carlos Bernal and GlucosAlarm, a patent pending glucose sensor designed for diabetic patients that measures sugar levels in their urine. The device is placed inside the toilet and is activated through a patient’s smart phone application, with the device sending the results to the smart phone. The device is also able to call the ER or notify a medical professional if needed.
Startup Week organizers are seeking nominations for awards to recognize people in the entrepreneurial community. “The Chattanooga Startup Awards are a celebration of the entrepreneurial community in our city and a fantastic way to showcase the work that Chattanooga’s startups do each and every day,” Startup Awards Chair Rachel Hanson said via email. Startup Week, in its second year, is a five-day showcase of the city’s entrepreneurial environment, and organizers are looking to recognize people in a range of categories—from 3-D printing and manufacturing excellence to best retail and food/beverage startup.
Bob Bradley, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Newsbreak, a company previously profiled onteknovation.biz, moderated a panel of seasoned executives discussing key trends in the industry. The panelists were Vikki Neil, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Scripps; Mark Hickman, North/South’s CEO; Joy O’Shell, Vice President of Business Affairs for SFX and KEC’s new Director of Marketing; and Kevin Grosch, CEO of Made In Network. “We do media and coding really well here,” Jonathan Sexton, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the sponsoring Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, said as he introduced Bradley, asking, “What is Knoxville’s role to play in the future of media?”
When I first connected with Alex from College Startup about covering East Tennessee for the magazine I had some convincing to do. It is the same conversation I have to have with just about everyone from the startup scene that isn’t from the Knoxville area. Yes, Knoxville has an active startup community. Yes, innovative ideas come from here. That is why this area has been labeled Innovation Valley. You are still doubting me, I know. Let me assuage your doubts.
On Wednesday, Inc. magazine released their Inc. 5000 list, a (self-submitted) ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. We gave a quick glance at this massive list and wanted to share what we found out about the state of private companies in the Southeast:
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