Knoxville News Sentinel
More than 900 technology professionals, developers and designers gathered July 15-16 in Knoxville to attend CodeStock’s ninth annual conference created for technology and information exchange. CodeStock is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization run by a group of volunteers who share one goal: to help those in the technology community improve their abilities and opportunities.
Venture Nashville Connections
mSIGNIA, the software company born in California to avert fraud and combat cybercrime, is nearing the end of its Series A capital raise and “absolutely” will add staff within the headquarters unit it has created in Nashville, Co-Founder and CEO Paul Miller told Venture Nashville. Six-year-old mSIGNIA has 10 FTEs in Nashville, where “the bulk of our development will occur,” said Miller, who added that only he and one engineer are currently based outside of Tennessee.
Want to get a preview of the “Endeavor Young Professionals Summit” ahead of the event set forAugust 19? The Knoxville Chamber, with support from Regal Entertainment Group, is holding a“Kick-off to Endeavor” pre-party event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. August 9 at Schulz Brau Brewing Company, 126 Bernard Avenue. Pre-registration is required.
What would your company be without sales? They’re pretty important, huh? So what’s all of your valuable sales information doing in a measly Google spreadsheet? Don’t worry, you’re not alone, as the founders of Durham, North Carolina-based RocketBolt discovered. “We were astonished to find that sales professionals at even some of the largest companies were still using low-tech solutions such as basic spreadsheets to monitor even their most important sales relationships,” says Andy Roth, RocketBolt’s head of customer success, whom we met at 36|86.
Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Sarah Tortorella, CEO of Sitting Made Simple Nashville, used her previous experience to establish a franchise based off her college job at Sitting Made Simple. Using the skills she gained working as a babysitter, she created a way for families to find excellent child care services, pet sitting, tutoring and many other needs. Sarah created her franchise shortly after graduating in 2015 and has been in business ever since. The EC is proud to feature Sarah in this week’s member spotlight, who has been a member since November 2015.
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