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: Memphis joins $42M Bloomberg data initiative

MBJ: Memphis joins $42M Bloomberg data initiative The City of Memphis plans to take a data-driven approach to tackle issues such as homelessness, public safety and economic development. Wednesday, July 12, the City of Memphis officially joined What Works Cities, a $42 million initiative from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charitable arm of former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. The initiative is being touted as the nation’s most comprehensive philanthropic effort to help mayors and local leaders use data and evidence to engage the public, to make government more effective and, ultimately, to improve lives. “The mandate from the Mayor … Continue reading MBJ: Memphis joins $42M Bloomberg data initiative

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

MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis

MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis Getting around in Memphis is about to get a whole lot easier, as Explore Bike Share has announced an agreement with B-Cycle to bring a 600-bike system to the Bluff City. The system, known as the B-Cycle Dash, is expected to launch in the spring of 2018 and include a fleet of bikes equipped with a forward-facing touch-screen GPS that will offer route recommendations and directions. Once implemented, it will the largest bike-share system of its kind in the U.S. … Explore Bike Share, a nonprofit that was established in early … Continue reading MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis

MBJ: Bike share program coming to Memphis in 2018, with fleet of 600 bikes

MBJ: Bike share program coming to Memphis in 2018, with fleet of 600 bikes Memphis’ first bike share program is set to launch with 600 bikes by Spring 2018. Local nonprofit Explore Bike Share announced its contract agreement with B-Cycle, which operates 1,250 bike share stations and more than 10,000 bikes in 43 communities nationwide. In Memphis, Explore Bike Share proposed a service area of Downtown, Midtown, South Memphis, Orange Mound and Binghampton. The organization has a mission “to enter equitably and resourcefully for all Memphians and tourists — whether for transportation, health or cultural leisure.” Explore Bike Share was … Continue reading MBJ: Bike share program coming to Memphis in 2018, with fleet of 600 bikes

HGN: Gestalt Community Schools plans citys first community rugby field

HGN: Gestalt Community Schools plans citys first community rugby field The city of Memphis’ first community rugby field and its first turf rugby field will open up this fall at Gestalt Community Schools’ Power Center Academy in the Hickory Hill area thanks to a $250,000 grant from Republic Services through its National Neighborhood Promise community engagement initiative. Republic will work in collaboration with the school and Memphis Habitat to complete the field along with additional volunteer and neighborhood revitalization projects. “We started rugby about five years ago through the Memphis Urban Rugby League,” said Yetta Lewis, co-founder and CEO of … Continue reading HGN: Gestalt Community Schools plans citys first community rugby field

WMC: 5 Great Things: After the Storm

WMC: 5 Great Things: After the Storm It’s been a week since severe weather moved through the Memphis area, but many people are still suffering through without electricity. And true to form for generous Mid-Southerners, many of you stepped up to help your neighbors in need. Here are 5 Great Things that happened this week after the storm. Memphis Police Officer Hardaway took an extra step to ensure residents in the Orange Mound community were staying as cool as possible during the power outage. A resident posted photos of the officer handing out ice pops to children at the Orange Mound … Continue reading WMC: 5 Great Things: After the Storm

CA: Overton conservancy nears $1 million goal to end greensward parking

CA: Overton conservancy nears $1 million goal to end greensward parking Banking on a fundraising campaign that’s gone national, the Overton Park Conservancy will meet next week’s deadline to secure $1 million toward planned parking improvements at the Memphis Zoo, the director of the non-profit group says. The OPC, which manages much of the 342-acre Midtown park under a contract with the city, had raised more than $841,000 by late last week, figures provided by the group show. The donations came not only from across the Memphis area, but from 28 states plus the District of Columbia. … The money will … Continue reading CA: Overton conservancy nears $1 million goal to end greensward parking

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

LocalMemphis: Nearly 250 School Children Received Free Bikes

LocalMemphis: Nearly 250 School Children Received Free Bikes Nearly 250 kids got free bikes at the Liberty Bowl today, but they had to earn them. 249 children in Shelby County Schools who had perfect attendance with no tardys for the entire school year received the bicycles. Thirteen elementary and middle schools were represented at today’s event. Some of the super students we talked to say the bike will help make their summer a great one. The Memphis High-Tailer Bicycle Club chipped in to get each kid a free helmet and t-shirt. This was the fourth year for the event. Shelby … Continue reading LocalMemphis: Nearly 250 School Children Received Free Bikes