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September 21st, 2016

September 21st, 2016


CO.LAB Executive Director Mike Bradshaw To Head International Engineering Company
The Chattanoogan
Following three successful years of leadership at The Company Lab (CO.LAB), Executive Director Mike Bradshaw will depart from the organization to lead a new Chattanooga office for Jensen Hughes, an international safety engineering and consulting firm. Jack Studer, co-founder of venture incubator Lamp Post Group, will step in as executive director. Over the next few months, CO.LAB’s board of directors will work with the community and CO.LAB’s leadership team to refine CO.LAB’s strategic plan and develop the job description that the board will use to conduct a national search for the person who will provide the long-term executive leadership of CO.LAB.

FedEx’s Carter to Address IT Conference
The Commercial Appeal
FedEx Corp. chief information officer Rob Carter will open an information technology conferenceThursday hosted by the Greater Memphis IT Council. Carter will discuss the impact of disruptive technology on business models during a session that features technology executives from some of the city’s largest institutions. He’s scheduled to deliver the luncheon speech at 12:15 p.m. Dottie Berry, strategy planning and analysis vice president at FedEx Services, will moderate a 12:45 a.m. panel on innovation. Panel members are Bruce Livesay, chief information officer, First Horizon Corp; Robert Machen, chief information officer, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; and Jamie Smith, chief information officer, ServiceMaster Global Holdings.

Innovative Thinking in Healthcare & Education: Beyond the SmartGlass
The Biz Foundry
September 29, 2016– Speaker Dr. Rafael Grossmann is a strong believer in the power of technology to better connect providers and patients. He is convinced that innovation in healthcare technology, along with the current developments in Mobile and Wearable platforms, Virtual &  Augmented Reality, Nanotechnology, 3D printing and Robotics will exponentially improve healthcare connectivity, communication and data management, and result in more efficient, intuitive, less expensive and ultimately better and more empathic patient care and better Medical Education, as well as improved Global Access to Healthcare.

Launch Tennessee, TAEBC Partner to Run “The Energy Mentor Network”
Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council
The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council will be partnering with Launch Tennessee to run The Energy Mentor Network. The goal of the Energy Mentor Network is to foster the growth of Tennessee advanced energy technologies and startups by connecting entrepreneurs with mentors and industry experts. The Energy Network will pair mentors with new companies and entrepreneurs through a structured program involving panel presentations and mentoring sessions. The purpose of the program is to develop quality startups. After completing the program, startups will have an investable pitch, a solid business model, and a plan to establish traction.

Murfreesboro Aviation Offers Drone Pilot Test Class
The Daily News Journal
A local flight school will hold a class for aspiring commercial drone pilots. Murfreesboro Aviation will hold a test preparation class for those who will be taking the FAA written exam required to become a FAA licensed commercial unmanned aircraft system, commonly called drones, operator. The class will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport.

New Virtual Assistant Business Aims to Help Startups, Nonprofits
Area businesspeople who want to outsource daily business chores such as responding to emails, data entry, invoicing, event planning or calendar management can now get help from a new business. Chattanooga residents Charlie Rash and Dave Connis have launched a new virtual assistant business called Charlie Rash Virtual Assistant Services.

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