Global Action Platform launches regional showcase to connect university research, investors, and business leaders.
Tennessee University-Business Showcase is a program to connect university research, investors, and business leaders in order to accelerate the innovation economy of Middle Tennessee. With twenty-two regional colleges and universities and nearly $4ooM AUM, Middle Tennessee is poised to become a leading regional innovation economy.
Tennessee University-Business Showcase is a collective impact initiative facilitated by Global Action Platform to connect the leading regional universities, LaunchTN, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, and over fifty local investors and business leaders in Middle Tennessee in activities to build the innovation ecosystems critical for long term economic stability and prosperity.
Tennessee University-Business Showcase launched in 2017 with a series of forums. The first focused on the investment landscape of Middle Tennessee; the second, conducted in partnership with LanuchTN, was a business-pitch competition for Tennessee college students; the third focused on the research and workforce capacities of the universities of the region. The 2018 agenda will include a focus on innovation hubs around the country.
Our next University-Business Showcase is scheduled for Sunday, June 4 in our offices at oneC1TY. Student finalists from Tennessee universities will pitch ideas for investment for a panel of judges who will make investment decisions announced at the Showcase, which is also the opening event for the 36/86 Conference.
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