1 04, 2021

Amazon donates funds to Nashville Entrepreneur Center 

By |2021-04-01T10:44:21+00:00April 1st, 2021|Corporate, Tennessee|0 Comments

Nashville's record-setting economic development recruit is helping fund a series of programs at the city's Entrepreneur Center. Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is now a formal "supporting partner" of the 11-year-old nonprofit organization, which announced the contribution on March 31. Amazon's funding will support five existing programs at the EC: PreFlight, which is for first-time entrepreneurs [...]

15 07, 2020

U Tennessee Boyd Venture Challenge Awards Funding to Four UT Student Startups 

By |2020-07-15T12:01:03+00:00July 15th, 2020|Student Funds, Tennessee|0 Comments

Four businesses owned by students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, were awarded a total of $30,000 in seed funds in the spring 2020 Boyd Venture Challenge. The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Haslam College of Business hosts the annual grant competition. Start-up companies Brakefields LLC, Rolling Storage LLC, AltFair Solutions LLC, [...]

7 05, 2020

New COVID-19 Research and Innovation Fund engages community in Vanderbilt’s fight against coronavirus

By |2020-05-07T09:28:50+00:00May 7th, 2020|Tennessee|0 Comments

Vanderbilt University has established a new COVID-19 Research and Innovation Fund. The fund enables donations to support research and innovation projects to fight COVID-19. “Since the beginning of this global crisis, Vanderbilt University has been called upon to use our research capabilities to address urgent needs due to the impacts of COVID-19,” said Interim Chancellor and Provost [...]

2 01, 2020

New investment fund validates momentum of Memphis startup ecosystem 

By |2020-01-02T10:23:49+00:00January 2nd, 2020|State or Government, Tennessee|0 Comments

The creation of a $1.3 million pre-seed investment fund aims to be another catalyst in developing Memphis startups. On Dec. 18, Epicenter and Emerge Memphis announced the fund — the result of the sale of the Emerge Memphis building at 516 Tennessee St. back in February. The buyer, Anchor Investments, plans to continue Emerge’s mission [...]

9 05, 2019

Boyd Venture Challenge Awards $25,000 to UT Student Startups

By |2019-05-09T08:53:27+00:00May 9th, 2019|Student Funds, Tennessee|0 Comments

Three businesses owned by students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, were awarded funding in the spring 2019 Boyd Venture Challenge. The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in UT’s Haslam College of Business hosts the seed-fund grant competition. Start-up companies Winter Innovations, Quantum Lock, and Flo+Co. were selected from a group of nine finalists. A panel of five [...]

17 10, 2018

Anderson Center Accepting Applications for Boyd Venture Challenge 

By |2018-10-17T08:09:08+00:00October 17th, 2018|Student Funds, Tennessee|0 Comments

Student-owned start-up businesses seeking funding can now apply to the Boyd Venture Challenge. The seed-fund grant awards up to $20,000 to legally established student start-up companies each fall and spring semester. The competition is hosted by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in UT’s Haslam College of Business. The challenge is open to any legally established early-stage [...]

26 02, 2018

Case, Vance Bringing ‘Rise of the Rest’ Startup Fund to Memphis

By |2018-02-26T15:02:13+00:00February 26th, 2018|Tennessee|0 Comments

The co-founder of America Online is coming to Memphis this May with his investment fund to hear pitches from local startup companies and award $100,000 in seed funding to one of them. Steve Case, the chairman and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based venture capital firm Revolution, and venture capitalist and author J.D. Vance are leading [...]

5 09, 2017

Vanderbilt Wond’ry lands $500K I-Corps site grant, ramps up efforts to launch start-ups 

By |2017-09-05T14:30:21+00:00September 5th, 2017|Accelerator/incubator, New Fund Announcement, Tennessee|0 Comments

The Wond’ry, in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering, recently won a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to become an Innovation Corps site. The designation marks Vanderbilt as one of the premier academic institutions nationwide that nurture entrepreneurship. The I-Corps site grant will support programs to match students and faculty with teams of [...]

27 08, 2015

University of Memphis Crews Center for Entrepreneurship Launches Seed Fund

By |2015-08-27T09:34:15+00:00August 27th, 2015|*Fund Types, New Fund Announcement, Startup Fund, Student Funds, Tennessee|0 Comments

The University of Memphis Crews Center for Entrepreneurship has taken what stakeholders said is a natural next step as part of acting as the university’s hub for commercializing ideas into successful startups. The now four-year-old center has launched the Crews Center Catalyst (C3) Seed Fund, a source of funding meant to incentivize students and faculty [...]