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November 7th, 2016

November 7th, 2016


Face of Founders
The Case Foundation
#FacesofFounders is searching for dynamic entrepreneurs from all backgrounds—and particularly entrepreneurs of color and women founders—who are key to driving innovation and job growth in the U.S. Five entrepreneurs will be selected based on their story submissions for the opportunity to be profiled in a sponsored digital story in Fast Company. Will it be your story?

How to Be an Entrepreneur-Friendly Health System
MedCity News
From self-driving cars to AI-aided investment tools, innovation is seemingly everywhere. Venture capital continues to flood new startups looking to change the way we experience the world. However, there is one industry has continually lagged behind: healthcare. And yet among the laggards, there are institutions who have embraced change.

Innovation Crossroads Accelerator Seeks Future Clean Energy Entrepreneurs
Startup Southerner
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a report in August that boldly challenged the country to invest in clean energy innovation. In the 340 pages of The Power of Change: Innovation for Development and Deployment of Increasingly Clean Electric Power Technologies, the study focused on five paths to accelerate the market adoption of increasing clean energy and efficiency technologies.

Nashville Entrepreneurs Aim to Build National Cocktail Brand by Following Amazon’s Model
Nashville Business Journal
The mini refrigerators at the Gulch’s newest luxury hotel are stocked with pre-mixed cocktails thanks to a local birthday party that took place last year. The party was for Joshua Ellis, a local entrepreneur and management consultant. His bartending friend Bradley Ryan wasn’t able to attend, but wanted to make sure Ellis would have a good time. To do so, Ryan mixed large portions of three different types of cocktail, each without the alcohol. He then put the non-alcoholic cocktail mixes in pitchers and set the pitchers with the type of liquor that should be added.

Scripps Networks Reports Earnings Up
Knoxville News Sentinel
Scripps Networks Interactive today reported that its consolidated revenues were up 3.5 percent for the third quarter of 2016 compared to the previous year. In a statement released this morning, Knoxville-based Scripps Networks also reported that its consolidated operating income declined 4.8 percent and consolidated adjusted segment profit fell 2.1 percent, as the company had anticipated. The decline in both figures was because of the timing of expected programming premieres which led to growth in programming expenses for its U.S. Networks, according to the company.

Surgiorithm Wins LaunchTN, LifeSciTN “Venture Forum”
Surgiorithm, a Nashville-based start-up that helps surgeons increase revenue by capturing patient opportunities, won the $5,000 prize available from the Waller law firm during Friday’s “Venture Match” hosted by Launch Tennessee and Life Science Tennessee. The event was held the morning after “LST|CON,” Life Science Tennessee’s annual conference, at the Innovation Park in Franklin.

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