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.
A longtime Nashville parking business has joined with a parking-tech startup based in Los Angeles that banked a $41 million round of fundraising last year.
Nashville’s tech community has a new ambassador. The board of the Greater Nashville Technology Council has hired Elise Cambournac as its new president and CEO.
In August, Forbes contributor Seth Joseph wrote a piece about electronic health care records that was tellingly titled “The EHR Is Dead. Long Live The EHR Platform.”
Bridgestone Americas’ investment will allow May Mobility to integrate Bridgestone’s digital tire technologies into its fleet of vehicles, while providing Bridgestone insights into autonomous vehicle operations.
Tennessee State University is expanding a technology program for underserved students in Africa to four additional countries. The school says Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria and Zambia will join Liberia and South Africa with online courses taught by Tennessee State professors.