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January 7th, 2015

January 7th, 2015


36/86 Brings TechCrunch, Eventbrite Execs to Nashville
The Tennessean
As Launch Tennessee hosts the new version of its annual startup summit, now called 36/86, this time without PandoDaily, it is still drawing big names in technology, media and music. Julia Hartz, Eventbrite co-founder and president, will be the keynote speaker, and AC Entertainment, co-founders and producers of Bonnaroo, will be the entertainment partner. Jonathan Shieber, senior editor of San Francisco-based Crunchbase/TechCrunch; John Biggs, TechCrunch East Coast editor; and Regan Carrizales, CEO of Omaha, Neb.-based publication Silicon Prairie News, have signed on to lead interviews.

5 Best Reasons to Start a Business This Year (by Shelley Prevost of Chattanooga based Lamp Post Group)
Inc Magazine
Most people in business are motivated by money. For some, it’s a necessary evil–part and parcel with owning a business. They don’t particularly enjoy the financial aspect of running a business, but they know it’s a very necessary part of what they do. For others, it’s more enjoyable. Finances are a system of checks and balance where keeping more than you spend is like playtime–a fun game. You wouldn’t be in business if money didn’t motivate you to some degree.

Aegis Sciences Corp Buys Life Science Startup (INCITE, TNInvestco Exit)
Nashville Business Journal
Aegis Sciences Corp., a Nashville-based toxicology laboratory specializing in forensic and health care services, has bought the assets of Diagnovus LLC, a Nashville life sciences company founded in 2011. “The asset acquisition of Diagnovus allows Aegis to expand our health care laboratory testing services,” Aegis founder, chairman and CEO Dr. David Black said in the release. “The delivery of patient-specific genetic information to physicians will improve management of disease and prescribing of necessary medication.”

Bellhops Nominated for TechCrunch Crunchies Awards
Chattanooga startup Bellhops, a tech-based moving company, has been nominated for the Crunchies Awards, presented by TechCrunch. The annual competition and award ceremony recognizes the best startups and technology innovations of the year, according to TechCrunch. Bellhops is nominated for Best New Startup. Voting continues through Jan. 27. Click here to vote.

Tesla Zooms into Brentwood
The Tennessean
It has more horsepower than a Ford Mustang or a Dodge Challenger, does 0-to-60 mph in just about three seconds — and doesn’t use a drop of gasoline. It’s the Tesla Model S — and owning (or at least test driving) one in Tennessee just got a lot easier. Tesla Nashville opened its first sales center in the state for the all-electric luxury car company two weeks ago and it’s already attracting curious customers and car enthusiasts from all over the country.

Veteran’s Top Five: Andy Bailey’s Favorite New Startups
12th & Broad
As the founder of Petra Coach, Andy Bailey helps organizations identify and clear the logjams thwarting their success. Bailey is a serial entrepreneur and current president of the EO Nashville Chapter, named one of the fastest growing EO chapters in the world. He has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by MTSU’s Jones College of Business and has been honored for his volunteer work. Bailey shared with us his short list of favorite new startups as part of our occasional series focusing on what the city’s established entrepreneurs think of its rising stars.

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