The Nashville Technology Council is partnering with the Tennessee Board of Regents to prepare a grant that will provide technology education, internships and job placement services to unemployed Tennessee citizens. The goal is to have 100 people start internships either later this year or in 2015. But the two organizations need letters of intent from businesses prepared to take on interns — by Monday. Click here for more info.
Nashville gaming company GameWisp has landed a spot in Chicago-based accelerator Techstars' summer mentorship class.
In the tech accelerator's fifth year, the 10-company class will spend three months honing their businesses in Chicago before presenting to investors at Demo Day in August. GameWisp's platform allows users to discover, distribute and monetize video gaming content.
"GameWisp is committed to serving gaming video creators and their audiences by providing them with a platform that can truly showcase gaming video content. Techstars helps us fulfill that commitment in two key ways: focus and resources," said the company's leaders via their blog.
For the full class list, click here.
The organizers of the upcoming Southland Conference have filled out the roster of judges for the confab’s pitch competition. They are Tige Savage of Revolution Ventures, Michael Goldstein of SwitchPitch, Zach Ware of Project100, Erik Moore of Base Ventures and Peter Barth of the Iron Yard. The quintet joins the previously announced group of Josh Kopelman of First Round Capital, Shervin Pishevar of Sherpa Ventures, Kirsten Green of Forerunner Ventures, Kevin Colleran of General Catalyst and Vic Gatto from Nashville’s Jumpstart Foundry.
For more info — including on some of the mentors who will guide the 10 startups pitching at Southland next month — head to southlandse.com.
Franklin-based health care IT company Cumberland Consulting Group announced today it has expanded its business development team with the addition of three sales directors.
Steve Morgan, previously a client sales manager at Allscripts, will lead business development efforts for the Midwest and Northeast. Jamie Lynn Ray, previously the vice president of sales at First Choice Professionals, will oversee efforts for the West Coast. And Todd Ryan, former regional director of enterprise solutions for GetWell Network, will lead business development efforts in Middle Tennessee.
"The addition of Steve, Jamie Lynn and Todd will allow us to effectively connect with potential clients nationwide and will help us meet our strategic growth goals," Dave Vreeland, Cumberland partner and leader of business development, said in a release." "I am excited to have these experienced and highly knowledgeable sales professionals join our team."
Launch Tennessee and PandoDaily have invited four early-stage Nashville companies to exhibit at the Southland conference they will host June 9-11 at Marathon Music Works in Nashville. The start-ups are part of a group of about 40 chosen by a panel of investors, entrepreneurs and technology writers from across the country.
The locals are:
• Artiphon, which is marketing a multifaceted electronic instrument that hooks up with an iPhone
• Everly, a social enterprise that is marketing three all-natural drink mixes
• InvisionHeart, a mobile hardware and software system that lets cardiologists access electrocardiogram information from their smartphones or tablets
• Project10K, the entity behind populr.me, the system that lets people produce published one-pagers, or POPs
Another 10 Tennessee companies also will pitch the judges. They are:
Iron Gaming, Chattanooga
Vendor Registry, Knoxville
And here are the companies from outside the Volunteer State also invited to present:
ArchiveSocial, Durham, N.C.
ARGIL, San Jose, Calif.
Bioscape Digital, Atlanta
Broadly, San Francisco
CareLuLu, Washington, D.C.
Clean Hands Safe Hands, Atlanta
Emanate Wireless, Hudson, Ohio
Feetz, San Diego
Fluencia, Arlington, Va.
Kinvolved, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Life Patch, West Palm Beach, Fla.
MetaCart, San Francisco
Predikto Analytics, Atlanta
Sanitation Creations, Raleigh, N.C.
Shade, New York City
Sr. Pago, Delegación Álavaro Obregón, Mexico
Travefy, Lincoln, Neb.
Vault Stem Cell, Atlanta
Waygo, Mountain View, Calif.
WebTeam Corp., Somerset, N.J.
The clinical documentation software developed by Nashville-based Shareable Ink has been chosen by anesthesiologists who are part of University of Louisville Physicians. About 45 doctors across 20 operating rooms will use Shareable Ink's products as they transition to a pay-for-performance world.
University of Louisville Physicians anesthesiologists and their care teams will now use Shareable Ink’s pen to document data digitally by entering information directly onto electronic versions of forms they already are using. The data will then be immediately available to any of their providers who need access to treat a patient. University of Louisville Physicians will also participate in ShareMU, Shareable Ink’s Meaningful Use program for anesthesiologists.