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September 12th, 2014

September 12th, 2014

Tennessee Innovation in the News

​Venture Nashville​

THE NEW MUSIC BUSINESS accelerator at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center will take the stage in January with potential Seed investors lined-up in the wings, VNC has learned.

UnConference connects startups, investors

​The Tennessean​

At the Capital UnConference, startups won’t need to worry about winning over an audience. Instead, they will need to tailor their company pitch for particular investment groups, a format that the organizers consider more useful for both types of parties involved. The fourth Capital UnConference takes place Sept. 30 at the Entrepreneur Center in Nashville​.

Connected Tennessee’s Business Survey Reveals State Businesses Earned More Than $37 Billion from Online Sales
PR Web​
Connected Tennessee today is releasing findings from a survey of Tennessee businesses showing that 81% of businesses in the state use broadband, up 5% from last year; and that Tennessee businessreported $37.1 billion earned in online sales in 2013.


National Innovation in the News

Google Offers Early Stage Startups $100,000 In Cloud Platform Credits For 1 Year
​Tech Crunch​
If you are an early stage startup, Google wants to give you $100,000 in Cloud Platform credits for one year so you can host your applications on its servers (and not on AWS or Azure).

Three Types of Entrepreneurs
Startups Anonymous​
There are three types of entrepreneurs – Misfits, Celebrities and Naivetes……Regardless of what type of entrepreneur you are, I salute you — for risking your life to do something, for being stupid and not feeling stupid about it.


4 Questions to Ask Before Taking the Entrepreneurial Plunge
Being an entrepreneur isn’t just hard, it’s really hard. Your days and nights, or more so your entire life, are dedicated to developing a business that you know in advance is highly likely to fail. Can You Really Handle the Entrepreneurial Life? Check These 5 Signs​.

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