A Florida-based company that a year from now aims to have a network of 175 electronic device repair stores around the country has set up its first shop in Nashville. The franchised location in the 21st Avenue South building anchored by Chipotle and Subway is being run by Susan Wright, who previously spent 14 years in various roles at tech giant Oracle. Check out more info here.
Over at Venture Nashville Connections, Milt Capps has a snapshot of MyPro, the startup digital video platform that aims to give athletes and celebrities an outlet for their stories. Founder Andrew McGarry has raised $1.5 million so far and is aiming for a good bit more in the coming months. Potentially down the road: an IPO that would involve McGarry retaining a majority stake. Check out the story here.
In an effort to convey quickly to consumers and content producers the nature of MyPro, the company often uses such phrases as: "If Instagram, Netflix, YouTube and Amazon had a baby, it would be MyPro."
McGarry also notes that, unlike Facebook at that company's inception, MyPro can execute its launch with heavy upfront reliance on today's wide range of social media, aiming from the outset at a mass consumer market.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials have contracted with Aramark to have the Philadelphia-based company manage the life cycles of various biomedical, laboratory and diagnostic imaging equipment at its multi-facility Midtown campus as well as its network of more than 200 clinics around the region. Aramark is best known for its retail dining services but its health care business works with more than 1,100 organizations around North America.
The chief data scientist of HCA and the CEOs of Teradata, reFocus Analytics and Juice Analytics are among the speakers scheduled to be part of the third Nashville Analytics Summit early next month. The two-day event organized by the Nashville Technology Council and BI Data Analytics will take place Nov. 5 and 6 at the Brentwood headquarters of Tractor Supply and aim to give business leaders of all stripes ideas and tools to help them take advantage of the data they're generating.
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