Trevor McQueen portrait

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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Cohort 2
ORNL welcomes new entrepreneurial research fellows to Innovation Crossroads

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 3, 2018—Oak Ridge National Laboratory today welcomed a second group of technology innovators to join Innovation…

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Anna Douglas
Anna Douglas suspends doctoral work to pursue SkyNano opportunity

Anna Douglas was so interested in being part of the inaugural cohort of the “Innovation…

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Matt Ellis and Sam Shaner
Two Co-Founders of Yellowstone Energy both grew-up near nuclear plants

The two Co-Founders of Yellowstone Energy are from opposite ends of the country, so it was fortuitous that they met as doctoral…

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Mitchell Ishmael
Joining “Innovation Crossroads” was a “no brainer” for Mitch Ishmael

For Mitch Ishmael, Co-Founder of Active Energy Systems, becoming one of the start-ups…

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Cohort 1
First three “Innovation Crossroads” start-ups making great progress

Nearly 18 months after announcing the program and not quite nine months through the first cohort, Tom Rogers says the entrepreneurs in…

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