Entrepreneurship

Community Colleges Play an Important Role in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) is an organization dedicated to creating a community college culture that fosters economic vitality through entrepreneurship. Founded in 2002 at Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield, Massachusetts, NACCE held their first annual conference in 2003 and has held a national conference each year since, as well as… Continue reading Community Colleges Play an Important Role in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Entrepreneurship

Perserbid: Connecting Homeowners to Contractors

It’s been a busy year for Perserbid, the local tech startup that has been in the making since February 2014. Perserbid is a software as a service (SAAS) platform that connects homeowners with local contractors, founded by Edwin Williams, CEO/Director. Founder, Edwin Williams, CEO/Director The platform allows homeowners to log onto the company’s website and post… Continue reading Perserbid: Connecting Homeowners to Contractors

Entrepreneur Resources

An Education in Agriculture in Northeast Tennessee

A Northeast TN Resource Feature Alexis Close, better known to many as “Lexy,” is the Local Food Production Coordinator for the Appalachian Resource Conservation & Development Council (ARC&D). AccelNow recently had the opportunity to sit down with Lexy to chat about how the ARC&D is supporting agricultural education and small businesses in our region. The… Continue reading An Education in Agriculture in Northeast Tennessee

Client Feature

Flow MedTech™ Inc. Continues to Expand Internationally

An AccelNow Client Update Flow MedTech™ continues to expand internationally with their innovative medical device that is designed to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation by preventing clot formations in the left atrial appendage. Co-founders Christine Hang, Interim CEO, and Arnab Chakraborty, Chairman of the Board and Chief Development Officer, have… Continue reading Flow MedTech™ Inc. Continues to Expand Internationally

Events

Sync.Space Celebrates Grand Opening

On Thursday, June 8, 2017, Sync.Space celebrated their official grand opening with live music, food, tours, and a ribbon cutting ceremony provided by the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. (Ribbon Cutting: Pictured L-R Steve Lahair, Chair of Kingsport Chamber Foundation; Kingsport City Mayor John Clark; Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable; Mike McIntire, Kingsport City Vice Mayor;… Continue reading Sync.Space Celebrates Grand Opening

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs are Important for Economic Growth and Development

Local Attorney, Shelburne Ferguson, writes an intriguing weekly article series in the Kingsport Times News, centered around business and entrepreneurship. Recently, he wrote an article titled “How City Should View Economic Development,” in response to the Q&A series the Times News facilitated during the election for Board of Mayor and Alderman seats. Mr. Ferguson cited some interesting points from… Continue reading Entrepreneurs are Important for Economic Growth and Development