The second day of the Pandoland conference at Marathon Music Works was chock full of interesting panels, startup pitches and other conversations focused on technology, entrepreneurship and more. Check it all out here and visit Southern/alpha for more coverage of startups, entrepreneurship and innovation across the South.
The Post team is present and on top of things at the 36|86 entrepreneurship conference being hosted at Marathon Music Works by Launch Tennessee today and tomorrow. Click here to go to the our landing page on Southern/alpha, where you'll find snippets from the presenters as well as links to broader stories on various topics. Some tasters: One venture capitalist said Silicon Valley is "the last place on the planet" where his team is looking to build a promising company now and an HCA exec told the crowd his technology investment strategy is focused on need and not return.
"We don't have FOMO, because we know what we're looking for" - Will Morrow on HCA's narrow investment strategy— Southern/alpha (@SouthernAlpha) June 9, 2015
Nashville is leading the way for new business creation among the state's largest cities, according to The TN Quarterly. (Read more here.)
Among the five largest Tennessee counties there were 4,098 new
entity filings, up 6.9 percent compared to the first quarter of last year
(Table 1). New entity filings in the five largest counties accounted for
47.2 percent of all new filings in Tennessee. With 1,509 new entity
filings, Davidson County led the way. Shelby County was close behind
with 1,195 new filings. Rutherford County, with 314 new filings had
the fewest among the top five, but had a very robust increase from
After a first year in which 28 Vanderbilt football players landed internships at Entrepreneurs Organization Nashville companies, the group is aiming to nearly double the program and bring in student-athletes from other sports. Kelley Boothe has more info at Southern/alpha.
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