Tennessee Innovation in the News
The speakers at this year’s Southland conference came to Nashville from throughout the country and represented a variety of industries and experiences: a former fashion model turned entrepreneur, a former U.S. vice president, the leader of an Arkansas-based company, various Silicon Valley CEOs and more. Though they covered a spectrum of topics as diverse as their backgrounds, a few themes emerged as the conference progressed.
The Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Capital TN are presenting the annual Angel Investor Crash Course onJuly 11 from 8:30am to 1:00pm. Attendees will learn the legal, investment, and entrepreneurial side of angel investing, meet leading venture firms, discover how to partner and leverage your network, and much more. Limited spots available! To register click here.
National Innovation in the News
Recently, my startup Speek closed our Series A funding round. It was a lot of hard work, and I am incredibly proud of our team for making it through with our sanity (mostly) intact. But now it’s time to add to that team. When we first started building our company, I was relatively new to the hiring process, and it was daunting. This time, however, I feel a little more seasoned. Here are some tips about hiring that we learned along the way.
Forbes: The Sweet Reward Of Scaling a Startup
When Natasha Case and Freya Estreller founded Coolhaus they were having fun combining dessert and design into cleverly themed architectural ice cream treats. Case grew into the role of CEO as Coolhaus expanded, but getting off the truck and into the office required a mental shift. She had to discover her strengths within a larger enterprise.