The 2016 Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning aims to increase service and volunteerism across Tennessee as a means of problem-solving throughout all stages of life. The conference will encourage service leaders and participants to collaborate to address needs in Tennessee while utilizing service and service-learning as a vehicle for education and change. Clickhere to see all of the different conference tracks!
A $50,000 prize from Alabama Launchpad will allow one Huntsville entrepreneur and motorcycle enthusiast to accelerate his small business in 2016. Jeff Hammock, CEO and founder of MechOptix, took home a check last week during the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama’s Launchpad Competition Finale at Lincoln Mill. The annual statewide event awarded $190,000 total to four early-stage startups in Huntsville and Florence.
Knoxville News Sentinel
Hackers, entrepreneurs, angel investors and those interested in sampling the local startup scene are invited to attend the first Black-Tie Hacker Holiday Party and CodeWorks Demo Day tonight at the Southern Railway Station. The event offers a chance to get dressed up, eat, drink and be merry, according to Jonathan Sexton, entrepreneur in residence. “It’s a graduation celebration, a holiday celebration and an informational event,” he said. The program includes five-minute presentations from six Knoxville startups representing the first graduating class from the CodeWorks program, which is a 12-week boot-camp targeted at software entrepreneurs who can write their own code.
Nashville Business Journal
Digital Reasoning, a Franklin-based cognitive computing company that got a huge boost last year thanks to a $24 million investment from two financial power players, will soon ramp up its health care business dramatically. That’s because Nashville-based hospital giant HCA Holdings Inc. is investing millions in the company and adding Dr. Jonathan Perlin, HCA’s chief medical officer and a leading voice in national health care conversations, to the tech company’s board. HCA is also licensing Synthesys, Digital Reasoning’s cognitive computing platform.
Knoxville Entrepreneur Center
WOW – you must’ve agreed with our Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Miss CodeWorks, because we sold out our tickets. Thank you for your AMAZING support! Bummed you didn’t get tickets? Bum no more – we released a few more here! For everyone attending, here’s a reminder of tonight’s plan…
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