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September 27th, 2016

September 27th, 2016


A Day in the Life with Nashville’s Head of Engineering
Since starting to build our Nashville engineering team in 2014, we’ve added more than 20 people and continue to hire at a steady clip. To flesh out the opportunity for curious engineers (maybe that’s you?), we spent two days tailing Bryan Mayes, our Head of Engineering in Nashville. Although each team member’s experience is different (folks work on a wide range of projects, many based in other cities) Bryan’s day-to-day is to be aware of all the opportunities — and match them with the right people.

Application Deadline for “The TENN” is Friday
Just a reminder that Friday is the deadline for applying to be considered for the fourth cohort in Launch Tennessee’s “The TENN” master accelerator. Companies are eligible if they have participated in a program provided by the statewide entrepreneur center network or other Tennessee-based accelerator programs or have participated in LaunchTN programming such as the University Venture Challenge or 36|86’s Village 36. To apply, click here.

Homegrown Skin Care Company Wins Award, Seeks inspiration from Tennessee’s Outdoors
Knoxville News Sentinel
Tomboy Organic Skincare started out 16 years ago as a science project in a class of inspired students. This past August, the founder, Melissa Kreis-Stevens, received a phone call she never expected. Tomboy Organic Skincare Co. was awarded the American Choice Awards’ National Best Brand Award for Organic Salves and Skin Care.

Incredible Tiny Homes: Creating Something Bigger Than You
Tennessee ECD
Tiny homes are all the rage recently. More and more people seem to be turning to the “off-the-grid” lifestyle that allows them the flexibility to travel, explore and live wherever the wind takes them. Incredible Tiny Homes, a company located out of Morristown, is a company that makes these incredible tiny homes accessible and affordable.

Join us for Upcoming Speaker Event Makers in the City
High Ground News
Join High Ground and EPIcenter for Makers in the City on October 7, National Manufacturing Day. This speaker event will offer a discussion on the growing “maker” community, how these artisan entrepreneurs are scaling their businesses, and how they impact the Memphis economy. Register for free today to be a part of the conversation.

“The Innovation Office Hop” To Kick Off Startup Week Chattanooga
The Chattanoogan
To kick off this year’s Startup Week events, the Innovation District will host The Innovation Office Hop on Sunday, from 2-5 p.m. “All members of the community, particularly those less familiar with the district, are invited to join on this Sunday afternoon stroll between several of the cutting-edge offices in downtown Chattanooga’s Innovation District,” organizers said.

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