MDN: New Rock Climbing Studio Planned For East Memphis

MDN: New Rock Climbing Studio Planned For East Memphis Chattanooga-based High Point Climbing and Fitness has submitted plans with development officials to open a Memphis location adjacent to Christian Brothers High School in East Memphis. According to the plans, High Point Memphis LLC plans to erect a 31,600-square-foot rock climbing facility on a 2.7-acre tract of land that backs up to CBHS’ baseball field near Humphreys Boulevard and Walnut Grove Road. ….   MDN: New Rock Climbing Studio Planned For East Memphis Continue reading MDN: New Rock Climbing Studio Planned For East Memphis

MBJ ($): Two Memphis startups join Bay Area artificial intelligence accelerator

MBJ ($): Two Memphis startups join Bay Area artificial intelligence accelerator The accelerator aims to help startups integrate AI technology into their products and gain access to global distribution channels.  …. MBJ ($): Two Memphis startups join Bay Area artificial intelligence accelerator Continue reading MBJ ($): Two Memphis startups join Bay Area artificial intelligence accelerator

MBJ: Local medical device co. brought to feet with FDA approval

MBJ: Local medical device co. brought to feet with FDA approval A Memphis company is getting off on the right foot with two new medical devices. In2Bones Global Inc. announced Tuesday, Aug. 8, that the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration has approved a foot fracture and correction system that will be marketed under the 5MS Fracture Repair System and the CoLag Locking Compression Screw System brand names. … Last August, In2Bones USA LLC and France’s In2Bones SAS merged to form In2Bones Global, a corporation headquartered in Memphis. Since the merger, and in addition to these two new systems, the company … Continue reading MBJ: Local medical device co. brought to feet with FDA approval

MBJ: New Crosstown brewery announces IBO — initial beer offerings

MBJ: New Crosstown brewery announces IBO — initial beer offerings The brewery set to open next door to Crosstown Concourse in November has unveiled its initial beer lineup. Crosstown Brewing Company, founded by Will Goodwin and Clark Ortkiese, will start by offering a West Coast-style IPA called “Traffic” and a blonde ale called “Siren,” according to a news release. “Having spent so much time in the Crosstown neighborhood, we’ve become very familiar with the sights and sounds of our home,” Ortkiese said in the release. “Cleveland Street is very busy, and the 42 is one of the busiest bus routes … Continue reading MBJ: New Crosstown brewery announces IBO — initial beer offerings

MDN: Red-Hot Growth for Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza

MDN: Red-Hot Growth for Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza has blazed quite a trail over the past five years by growing to five Memphis-area locations, and now co-owners Chad Foreman and Kirk Cotham are turning their sights toward expansion through the southeastern U.S. Before forming Pyro’s in 2013, Foreman and Cotham both worked at Accredo Health Group, a Memphis-based specialty pharmacy company that was acquired by Medco Health Solutions and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Express Scripts, which merged with Medco in 2012. “That merger either meant we would be moving to St. Louis, or they … Continue reading MDN: Red-Hot Growth for Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza

MDN: Jernigan Capital Reports Strong Second Quarter

MDN: Jernigan Capital Reports Strong Second Quarter Memphis-based self-storage financing company Jernigan Capital Inc. has “had an outstanding first half of 2017.” That’s according to its namesake chairman and CEO Dean Jernigan. He was speaking about the company’s results for the quarter ended June 30 during which the company posted net income of $5 million, maintained an investment pipeline of about $700 million, raised about $108 million of additional equity capital and closed $130.1 million of new on-balance sheet development investments, among other things. Jernigan Capital, he went on, also closed $236 million of new development investments. … Two of … Continue reading MDN: Jernigan Capital Reports Strong Second Quarter

MBJ: Memphis device company launches new system nationwide

MBJ: Memphis device company launches new system nationwide A Memphis-based medical device company announced the launching of a new system. CrossRoads Extremity Systems LLC, which offers foot and ankle fixation implant systems, recently launched a hybrid fixation system, DynaFORCE, which has a wide variety of plate and clip options that incorporate continuous adaptive compression. The company, which has offices on Primacy Parkway in East Memphis, is wrapping up an alpha launch of the product and expects full U.S. market availability in August. … CrossRoads was founded in 2014 by a group of implant industry veterans. The company employs 22 and … Continue reading MBJ: Memphis device company launches new system nationwide

HGN: Startup GraphStory raises $1M, continues to grow in Memphis

HGN: Startup GraphStory raises $1M, continues to grow in Memphis Memphian Greg Jordan is the founder of local graph database company GraphStory. Jordan said he and his team of five are on a mission to make everyone a “data consolidating badass”. “That was the big thing for me. If I can build an application for my boss in a couple of weeks or a couple of hours, I’m going to look like a hero if I get it done faster,” he said. The technology Greg and his team have created helps organizations better understand the relationships between all of their … Continue reading HGN: Startup GraphStory raises $1M, continues to grow in Memphis

MBJ($): Boston agtech company takes root in Memphis, grows employee count tenfold

MBJ($): Boston agtech company takes root in Memphis, grows employee count tenfold The company makes “probiotics for plants.”  …. MBJ($): Boston agtech company takes root in Memphis, grows employee count tenfold Continue reading MBJ($): Boston agtech company takes root in Memphis, grows employee count tenfold

MDN: The Case for Ground Floor Innovation

MDN: The Case for Ground Floor Innovation ServiceMaster wanted to open an innovation center partly for “self-serving” reasons, the company’s chief information officer said during a panel discussion Thursday, June 15, that marked the inaugural event in ServiceMaster’s new innovation space the “Ground Floor.” The company, CIO Jamie Smith said, had actually looked at launching such a space even before the company knew it would be bringing its corporate headquarters Downtown. Ground Floor will serve as a startup accelerator, co-working space and small events center. “We know we need to innovate, as ServiceMaster, to really stay relevant – we don’t … Continue reading MDN: The Case for Ground Floor Innovation