In this installment of Community Partnership Chats, Verizon’s Justin Tanner speaks with Dr. Russell Wigginton, President of the National Civil Rights Museum. The two discuss the extraordinary role the museum plays in furthering the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, and how they have leveraged technology to pivot to online programs in recent years. Watch to learn more!
Get ready to see those big brown UPS trucks rumbling down the virtual streets of the metaverse. Atlanta-based shipping behemoth United Parcel Service Inc. submitted several trademark filings to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that indicate it plans to join the metaverse.
Two employees of Tennessee’s centralized technology division have been named among Government Technology magazine’s 2022 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers. Lawrence Sanders and Todd Bartine were honored for their work to launch the Diversity and Inclusion Council in Strategic Technology Solutions (STS), a division of the Department of Finance and Administration.
The two largest venture capital investments in Nashville to start 2022 highlight the growing variety among the area’s tech startup scene.
Sid Chambless wants every quickly growing startup in Nashville to know this: He’s corralled a record-setting amount of money and his group is ready to invest.
Securing the necessary funding to start or grow a business has been a consistent barrier for Black entrepreneurs in Nashville and around the country.
Lindsey Cox is having a homecoming. The incoming CEO of Launch Tennessee is returning to an organization where she worked from 2013 to 2019, before taking an economic development position with the federal government. She initially didn’t interview for the job, because she had just landed at Chattanooga’s startup accelerator months before. Then she decided to seize what she calls her “dream job,” leading a Nashville-based organization that aims to foster entrepreneurship and spark startups around the state.
FedEx Express announced that its partnership with Elroy Air, a company that supports the airspace delivery of goods and services, will begin launching test flights of the Chaparral aircraft technology in 2023, as the two companies continue to work towards reinventing the way consumers receive online e-commerce orders.
Verizon’s Justin Tanner chats with Rhonda L. Treadwell, Executive Director for Dress for Success Memphis, Inc., to discuss the crucial role her organization plays in not only giving women the clothing they need to ace an interview, but the confidence and career-development skills necessary to thrive in the workplace. Watch the video above to learn more!
In her new job, Elise Cambournac can’t wait to talk tech — “technologie,” in her native French — all day long.