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September 16th, 2014

September 16th, 2014

Tennessee Innovation in the News

Survature to present Tennessee Theatre patron satisfaction findings
The Tennessee Theatre is hosting an informational workshop for their board and greater Knoxville business community in order to present the findings derived from their Survature based patron satisfaction survey efforts…..​The presentation is open to the local business community. Those interested in attending can RSVP here.​

Nashville startup bringing ‘Uber for lawn mowing’ to Tampa
​Nashville Business Journal​
GreenPal, a mobile-friendly website and soon-to-be app, is getting ready to launch in Tampa, the first market out of its base in Nashville.People have described the company as “Uber for lawn mowing,” according toBryan Clayton, CEO of GreenPal.

BEDROCK blasting is set to begin Wednesday morning for construction of the new Engineering and Science Building of the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering (VUSE), which will house an Innovation Center. Meanwhile, with less fanfare, the two-year-old VUSE Technology Entrepreneurship Task Force (TETF) is also accelerating.


National Innovation in the News

You Are Not Your Customer
​Southern Alpha​
​If we stay incubated with this mindset, we can lose sight of the real issues we seek to solve. We believe we are the customer, but that’s incorrect. You are not your customer, you are the creator, the guide. How does this shift in mindset occur, and how can we stay on task?

How to Grab the Attention of Top-Notch Mentors
Finding a great mentor is a tough task. Many of these advisors are often busy, hard to reach and honestly not very interested in you. Building a relationship with people you want to associate with takes time and most importantly you have to prove yourself. You can’t just talk the talk; you have to execute.

Student Debt And The Millennial Entrepreneurship Paradox
The millennial generation are the most educated cohort in the history of the United States, they have broad exposure to entrepreneurship in higher education. On the other hand, millennials could be the new lost generation. They are heavily saddled with student debt, weak career prospects, and for all this expanded entrepreneurship exposure, most measures of entrepreneurship among younger workers are stagnant to falling.


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