As I spoke to Paul Yacoubian about tools his company, Copy.ai, might provide in the future, he made a claim that at first seemed ludicrous. “It would be great to have feedback from Ernest Hemingway,” the cofounder and CEO said. “And you could just, like, queue it up.”
Nashville, Tennessee-based Silicon Ranch bought Clearloop for an undisclosed amount to build utility-scale solar projects in distressed communities that’ll be financed by selling emissions credits to companies seeking to cut their carbon footprints, Silicon Ranch Chief Executive Officer Reagan Farr said.
For years, Greg Sossaman was employed by financial institutions. And though he enjoyed the work, there was something that frustrated him. Because most banks don’t like to take on risks, businesses that seriously needed money weren’t always considered credit worthy — while more affluent businesses that didn’t actually need loans were often the ones banks wanted to fund.
Belmont University plans to add a six-story building to its campus that will house its new data science initiative and its entrepreneurship hub.
Belmont is dubbing it “The 3-D Building,” standing for data, design and discovery. In an email to faculty and staff, President Greg Jones said the six-story building “will serve multiple functions and has one main goal — to be the new ‘front door’ of the university.”
Jeff Engle has moved the headquarters of his cybersecurity software company to Nashville, which he will use as his springboard to double headcount in a year as revenue surges into nine-digit territory. In an interview, Engle said he’s looking to grow the workforce at Conquest Cyber from 120 people to about 250 people within the next year.
A team in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Tickle College of Engineering is using data analytics to make informed decisions about the nuclear power industry and help usher in a dependable carbon-neutral energy future.
Jamie Coble, Southern Company Faculty Fellow and associate professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, leads the team whose research falls under the broad category of instrumentation and controls. Coble specifically focuses on empirical modeling methods for process and equipment monitoring and on anomaly detection, diagnostics, and prognostics in nuclear power plants.
Two years ago, Stacey Patterson and some other University of Tennessee leaders had dinner on Market Square with Brad Feld, one of the founders of worldwide startup network Techstars. Until that visit, said Patterson, the vice president for research, outreach and economic development at the University of Tennessee, Feld had no idea that Knoxville and Oak Ridge, two homes of innovation in East Tennessee, were neighbors.
A $10,000 cash prize is on the line for six startups at the Oct. 5 Startup Day at The Mill & Mine. The Knoxville entrepreneurs behind these startups will present their businesses to a panel of judges and in front of a crowd of potential investors. It’s part of Innov865 Week, an opportunity for startups across the region to come together for panels, discussions, pitches and socializing.
Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s 2021 Entrepreneurs’ Hall of Fame class features a businessman turned politician, a musician turned chef and an executive who turned her family business into one of the nation’s most successful Black-owned design and construction firms.