MBJ: Bartlett company ‘alights’ to South Korea to help MERS epidemic

MBJ: Bartlett company ‘alights’ to South Korea to help MERS epidemic In 2015, Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, was hit with a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) epidemic. Meanwhile, Dylan Daniels, senior international trade specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration’s Memphis office, was in Memphis meeting with service disabled veteran business owner Clayton Poff in an attempt to get more veteran-owned business owners exporting. Poff owns Energy Cost Reducers LLC, which handles federal contracting for Lumalier, an airborne mold, bacteria and virus killing system patented and made by Bartlett-based EvergreenUV. … UVC is a … Continue reading MBJ: Bartlett company ‘alights’ to South Korea to help MERS epidemic

MDN: Winds of Change

MDN: Winds of Change Humans have been harnessing the power of the wind since the first Egyptians began to use sails to move their boats along the Nile. More than 7,000 years later, wind power capacity in the U.S. alone has surpassed 82 gigawatts, or enough energy to power 20 million homes, making it the largest renewable generation capacity in the country. … Closer to home, a planned project currently in the land rights acquisition phase known as the Plains & Eastern Clean Line is looking to further expedite this process. If everything goes as planned, the $2.5 billion project … Continue reading MDN: Winds of Change

MBJ: Memphians start crowdfunding site for African-Americans

MBJ: Memphians start crowdfunding site for African-Americans Almost three years ago, two Memphians founded a crowd-funding platform geared towards African-Americans and the underserved in urban communities. Since then, Urban Fundr has raised about $34,000 for indie films, softball equipment and middle school trips to Washington, D.C., according to its founders. Todd Harris and John Hamilton initially met in 1998 when they were both students at the University of Memphis. Harris, who graduated with a degree in economics, works in the banking industry. Hamilton graduated with a degree in graphic design and went on to get his MBA from Strayer University. … Continue reading MBJ: Memphians start crowdfunding site for African-Americans

MDN: International Medical Corps’ Portable Hospital Finds Home At FedEx

MDN: International Medical Corps’ Portable Hospital Finds Home At FedEx Valued at more than $2 million, International Medical Corps’ massive field hospital has yet to save even a single life since it was constructed five years ago. That could soon change, however, with the addition of FedEx. On Thursday, June 1, officials with IMC and FedEx completed moving the hospital from Boise, Idaho, to a large warehouse in southeast Memphis, where it will sit in 130 crates until needed. “It’s a trauma hospital that is designed to be on the ground and operating (in a disaster zone) in 72 hours,” … Continue reading MDN: International Medical Corps’ Portable Hospital Finds Home At FedEx

HGN: MIT works with young entrepreneurs to change the face of tech in Memphis

HGN: MIT works with young entrepreneurs to change the face of tech in Memphis Divya Pinnaka, a Germantown High School rising senior, wants Memphians to know that young people can bring a special edge to the startup community. … Pinnaka is the president of the Memphis chapter of the MIT Launch Club program as well as the U.S. central director for MIT Launch North America. The international entrepreneurial program for high school students is based out of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and the Sloan School of Management. The program gives high school students the tools and mentorship … Continue reading HGN: MIT works with young entrepreneurs to change the face of tech in Memphis

CA: Ted Evanoff: Making movies in Memphis

CA: Ted Evanoff: Making movies in Memphis Marie Pizano never has made a blockbuster movie, though in America’s new golden age of film, which we live in now, even divorced single moms in Memphis can dream of motion picture fame. “I’m sitting on a gold mine of Memphis stories,” Pizano said. “I want to make movies out of them.” Actually seated in a Downtown cafe the other day, talking about her life, Pizano offered her own storyline: She has opened MVP3 Entertainment Group at 5100 Poplar, bought the movie rights to six local books, and this month brought aboard Hollywood insider Steven … Continue reading CA: Ted Evanoff: Making movies in Memphis

MBJ: California robot repair facility gets DeSoto County incentives

MBJ: California robot repair facility gets DeSoto County incentives … The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors approved 10-year partial property tax incentives for Intuitive Surgical Inc (NYSE: ISRG) on May 15. The company leases warehouse space in Hillwood’s DeSoto Trade Center at 710 Venture Drive in Southaven. The location opened in 2016 and currently employees 40. In December, the board approved the company for a Free Port Warehouse tax exemption. Governing authorities in the state can grant warehouse or storage facilities full exemption from property taxes on finished goods that will be transported outside of the state for any period … Continue reading MBJ: California robot repair facility gets DeSoto County incentives

MBJ: Australian operation acquires part of local cancer research company

MBJ: Australian operation acquires part of local cancer research company An Australian full-service contract research organization (CRO) acquired part of a Memphis oncology research and data analytics company. Australia’s George Clinical announced its acquisition of Vector Oncology’s CRO division. Under the arrangement, Sean Hart, executive vice president and managing director of Vector Oncology, will lead George Clinical’s U.S. operations and global study offerings. “It is difficult to find two companies more suited to each other,” Hart said in a release. “The marriage of scientific and operational excellence has been a core value of Vector Oncology since the organization’s inception. [Vector … Continue reading MBJ: Australian operation acquires part of local cancer research company

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

MDN: ServiceMaster’s New HQ Taking Shape

MDN: ServiceMaster’s New HQ Taking Shape About this time last year, there was a lot of uncertainty surrounding ServiceMaster’s relocation. So when the company announced it would convert the long-vacant Peabody Place Mall into its new corporate headquarters, it sent a clear signal that, in terms of development, anything is possible these days in the Bluff City. The Daily News recently took a look inside the ambitious project. The first part of ServiceMaster’s new headquarters to open will be its IT Innovation Center, a 20,000-square-foot collaborative workspace that will occupy the former Tower Records location near the Third Street entrance … Continue reading MDN: ServiceMaster’s New HQ Taking Shape