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September 11th, 2014

September 11th, 2014

Tennessee Innovation In The News

Three local companies make Inc.’s top 5,000 list
Three businesses with local connections have made Inc.’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the country. Two local companies—Ooltewah’s Tru Medical Solutions and Mashburn Outdoor LLC, which started in Chattanooga made the list’s top 500.

Small entrepreneurs changing face of Nashville
​The Tennessean
After nearly a quarter-century living in cities such as Washington, D.C., and London, economic and strategic planning consultant Randall Gross is once again officially calling Nashville his home.

​The Memphis Daily News​
The entrepreneurship organization has now set up a post-acceleration program….The​ new program is specifically designed for founders to build the skills they need to succeed after “Demo Day,” which marks the end of Start Co.’s accelerator programs and sees entrepreneurs make their pitch for funding to carry their ventures to the next level.

 National Innovation In The News

​The Huffington Post​
After being named an EY Entrepreneurial Winning Woman and being given exposure to this powerful network, which includes the world’s top entrepreneurs, I learned some important insights. In order to drive growth and future success in a business, you need to innovate with new products, expand into new markets, and develop your people so you’re ready to grasp new opportunities.

If the thought of handing out business cards at a tradeshow or the mention of attending social hour at a convention turns your stomach, you’re not alone. A new study in a forthcoming edition of Administrative Science Quarterly found that the notion of networking leaves some people feeling physically dirty and morally impure.


Kauffman Foundation study examines connections and relationships that help communities maximize job-creating potential of entrepreneurial hubs ­– vital to the U.S. economy and individual communities ­– spring up and thrive when they are buoyed by support networks.

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