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July 19th, 2016

July 19th, 2016


Middle and high school students recently had the chance to learn how to write code at a weeklong summer camp sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and the Chattanooga Technology Council. “BlueCross BlueShield and Chattanooga Technology Council decided to come together as a community offering to expose kids to coding, because we know that IT is a growing field and something that is important for the kids’ future, as well as for Chattanooga’s future,” said David Hogan, an instructor for the camp and manager of e-business marketing at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

GIGTANK 365’s Mike Bradshaw Talks About the Summer Cohort
In a little over a week, most of the teams in the summer cohort for Chattanooga’s “GIGTANK 365” program will take center stage to pitch their companies to a group of investors and community leaders. The event is set for 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 27 on the fifth floor of the city’s Edney Innovation Center, 1100 Market Street. In advance of the celebration, we were in Chattanooga recently to meet with a half-dozen of the entrepreneurially-driven teams and the always upbeat Mike Bradshaw, Executive Director of CO.LAB and “GIGTANK 365’s” ringmaster.

LST|CON Registration Now Open!
Life Science Tennessee
Register now for Life Science Tennessee’s Inaugural one-day, power-networking and educational event, LST|CON, featuring industry and policy experts and innovators! You’ll network with other members, advocates and life science leaders to discuss the latest ideas, innovations and policies pertaining to our industry.

Tech Firm Aims to Unzip Health Care Data
The Tennessean
A Franklin-based tech firm is looking to unlock troves of health care data — an effort that’s won a key relationship with industry heavyweight HCA. Digital Reasoning specializes in software that helps its clients to more easily parse troves of emails or other unwieldy receptacles of information — and without relying on the use of key words. Computers can use context to yield results similar to a person reading text could, only much faster.

Workhound Joins Tennessee Logistics Accelerator
Business Record
Des Moines-based startup Workhound has joined a three-month accelerator program in Chattanooga, Tenn. The program, called Dynamo, specializes in logistics, transportation, and supply chain startups. Workhound, which has developed a software platform to help trucking companies improve driver satisfaction and retain drivers, is one of 10 logistics-focused companies from around the world invited to the program, Workhound co-founder Max Farrell said in a blog post. The managing directors of Dynamo built Access America Transport, which was acquired by Coyote Logistics, and since the sale of their company have made more than 20 investments in high-growth startups.

You’re Invited to Tomorrow’s Start Co. Lounge!
Start Co.
Start Co. Lounge is headed back to Local Midtown; if you are passionate about innovation, technology, creation, and moving Memphis forward, come on out.  A lot has been happening in our community so there is plenty to talk about. Register here!

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