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Trevor McQueen’s grandfather provided the then six-year old his tech-focused inspiration

“When I was little, my grandfather would take me to his garage where we tried to build a device to speed up the radioactive decay of…

Don DeRosa

Don DeRosa provides mid-point update on progress of Eonix Energy

When we first interviewed Don DeRosa, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Eonix Energy…

Active Energy Systems

Active Energy Systems selected as 1-of-3 initial investments from the TennesSeed Fund

The TennesSeed Fund, an evergreen, seed-stage, proof of concept venture capital fund has launched to invest in companies throughout…

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Justin Nussbaum provides update on Ascend Manufacturing’s progress

Justin Nussbaum, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ascend Manufacturing, told us in …

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Seated are Michelle Buchanan, ORNL deputy for science and technology; Alex Lewis, CEO of Electro-Active Technologies; and Stacey Patterson, University of Tennessee Research Foundation president, who signed the licensing agreement for two ORNL microbial electrolysis technologies. Standing, from left, are Mike Paulus and Jennifer Caldwell of ORNL; Abhijeet Borole of Electro-Active Technologies; Maha Krishnamurthy of UTRF; and Edna Gergel and Brian Davison of ORNL. Credit: Carlos Jones/Oak Ridge National Labor
Bioenergy startup licenses ORNL food-waste-to-fuel system

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 16, 2019—Electro-Active Technologies, Inc., of Knoxville, Tenn., has exclusively licensed two biorefinery…

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Megan O'Connor
Megan O’Connor provides midpoint update on Nth Cycle Technologies

Megan O’Connor, one of three Co-Founders of Nth Cycle Technologies, is “all-in” on…

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Shane McMahon
Shane McMahon provides midpoint update on Lux Semiconductors

Lux Semiconductors, led by Co-Founders Shane McMahon and Graeme Housser, is focused on…

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Anna Douglas and Megan O'Connor
Female founders drive latest batch of Knoxville startups

We have an incredible cadre of successful female founders in Knoxville including Sharon Pryse (The Trust Company), Patricia Nash (…

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