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 Advertisements 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

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

LocalMemphis: Teenager With Down Syndrome Starts Her Own Business

LocalMemphis: Teenager With Down Syndrome Starts Her Own Business A DeSoto County teenager’s bath bomb business is booming with success. Lewisburg High School student Morgan Tibbens has Down syndrome, but she’s determined to be successful. She started making bath bombs last year and selling them to friends and family. Today, “Da Bombs by Morgan Tibbens” are being sold in stores all across the country. Morgan Tibbens is a teen entrepreneur. “Make bath bombs. It’s fabulous.” 18-year-old Morgan Tibbens shows us how it’s done. “Baking soda. Epson salt. Lemon grass,” she said. Her business “Da Bombs by Morgan Tibbens” has exploded … Continue reading LocalMemphis: Teenager With Down Syndrome Starts Her Own Business

Techco: 30 Best Startup Accelerators in the US [Infographic]

Techco: 30 Best Startup Accelerators in the US [Infographic] … If you need to evaluate your startup accelerator needs, the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project (SARP) has released their fifth annual rankings of startup accelerators around the country. In hopes of encouraging discourse about accelerators as a whole, the project ranks the top 30 startup accelerators into five categories: Platinum Plus, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. While the exact metrics used for the study remained relatively under wraps for privacy sake, the authors did specify that things like fundraising and valuations played a big role in ranking the accelerators. The aim of … Continue reading Techco: 30 Best Startup Accelerators in the US [Infographic]

MDN: Soulful Sounds Made in Memphis Again

MDN: Soulful Sounds Made in Memphis Again An original Stax Records sign hangs in the stairwell of the new Made in Memphis Entertainment facility as inspiration for artists and guests entering as they head up to the new company’s main offices. For founding partners David Porter, Rev. Tony Alexander and Hamilton Hardin, the transfer of knowledge gained from years of working inside the “Memphis Sound” in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s is central to the company’s philosophy. “When we walk down those steps and see that sign that says ‘Stax’ on the wall, the reason it’s important to me is … Continue reading MDN: Soulful Sounds Made in Memphis Again

MDN: Eighteen Startup Teams Set to Begin ‘Summer of Acceleration’ in Memphis

MDN: Eighteen Startup Teams Set to Begin ‘Summer of Acceleration’ in Memphis Eighteen startup teams this week have kicked off the “Summer of Acceleration,” the season of joint accelerator programming across six startup accelerators overseen by the EPIcenter, Memphis Bioworks and Start Co. The startups – whose founders come from Memphis, Los Angeles and many other markets – are participating in a boot-camp style of programming that culminates on Aug. 10 with Demo Day, at which the teams will make pitches to potential investors. The startups over the course of the summer will get hands-on training and mentorship, as well … Continue reading MDN: Eighteen Startup Teams Set to Begin ‘Summer of Acceleration’ in Memphis

MBJ: Local group breaks ground on world’s largest gas fermentation plant

MBJ: Local group breaks ground on world’s largest gas fermentation plant What does the future of livestock feed look like? A new, 37-acre production facility planned for Presidents Island. Cargill and Calysta Inc. unveiled renderings of the project Wednesday, in conjunction with a groundbreaking event for the new plant. Along with the renderings, the companies also revealed a new name for their joint venture — NouriTech. … Twenty fermenters, each similar in size to a football field end zone. Two fermenters are expected to be installed in the first phase of construction and up to an additional 18 will be … Continue reading MBJ: Local group breaks ground on world’s largest gas fermentation plant