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March 4th, 2015

March 4th, 2015


Venture Investors Flock South This Summer
VC List
Talent is created and curated in Chattanooga, and people all over the nation have taken notice. Here are 8 local companies we’ll be watching in 2015. We think you should too. While many Chattanoogans are settling into the new year, local companies are making their own plans for 2015. What are local startups aiming to accomplish? Nothing less than transforming the future of our city with innovative new approaches to well-established fields like medical insurance, legal counsel, and education, while revolutionizing it all with Chattanooga’s lightning-fast fiber optic internet.

Brentwood Founders of an Uber for Recruiters Plot their Next Step
Nashville Business Journal
Relode cofounders Joe Christopher and Matthew Tant know the job placement world from two different sides. Now Christopher, a former Healthstream VP who worked with agencies and internal recruiters to hire almost constantly while he was with the software company, and Tant, a veteran of the recruiting agency side of things, have partnered to launch a new company that’s designed to make that process more efficient.

New Apartments Designed to House Budding Entrepreneurs and Innovators
Chattanooga Times Free Press
The Yesterday’s building in downtown Chattanooga soon will morph into the Tomorrow Building. The four-story historic landmark at Patten Parkway and Georgia Avenue will undergo a multimillion-dollar remake into new apartments designed to house budding entrepreneurs and innovators. “As we work to build a first-rate tech hub here in our city, the Tomorrow Building was a great way to bring workforce housing and density to city center,” said Tiffanie Robinson, director of operations at Chattanooga’s Lamp Post Group.

Restore Medical Solutions Selects Former Eli Lilly and Pyxsis Executive as CEO
Memphis Business Journal
Memphis-based Restore Medical Solutions has a new president and CEO. The company, one of the first graduates of the Memphis Bioworks Foundation’s Zero to 510 accelerator program, has named Steven King to the position. Restore manufactures and sells the Restore Modular Sterilization Tray System, which is designed to improve the sterilization process of surgical tools.

More on Startup Bus’ Decision to Come to Nashville
Venture Nashville Connections
STARTUPBUS, the business cooker on wheels, expects to off-load nearly 200 entrepreneurs from its six buses in Nashville, just ahead of LaunchTN’s 36|86 conference, June 8-10.

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