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1. Four Memphis Startups Win Spots in ‘The TENN’ -

Memphis’ startup community continues collecting recognition beyond the city limits to go along with the steady attraction of new platforms, investments, mentors and programs for startups here.

2. Start Co. Expands West With San Francisco Office -

Start Co., formerly LaunchYourCity Inc., has essentially expanded its footprint to the West Coast, the organization announced this week.

3. Start Co. Expands West With San Francisco Office -

Start Co., formerly LaunchYourCity Inc., has essentially expanded its footprint to the West Coast, the organization announced this week.

4. Start Co. Launches Fundraising Drive -

Start Co. is kicking off a $20,000 match challenge.

The organization formerly known as LaunchYourCity will see every dollar raised through the challenge matched by an anonymous donor. All proceeds will go toward Start Co.’s “Start Empowering” platform to help continue building “a diverse community of leaders.”

5. Start Co. Launches Fundraising Drive -

Start Co. is kicking off a $20,000 match challenge.

The organization formerly known as LaunchYourCity will see every dollar raised through the challenge matched by an anonymous donor. All proceeds will go toward Start Co.’s “Start Empowering” platform to help continue building “a diverse community of leaders.”

6. Lemmonds Forges Ahead With New Enterprise -

After years spent helping entrepreneurs bring their startups to life, Elizabeth Lemmonds has moved on from the organization now known as Start Co. and is working on a venture of her own.

7. New EmergeMemphis Head Brings Big Ambitions -

On his first day as the new president and CEO of EmergeMemphis, Carlton Crothers talked about a grand vision of “creating an innovation ecosystem” in Memphis.

Crothers is the new head of an organization formed in 2001 that serves as an incubator for high-growth companies. He comes to Emerge from Innovation Ecosystem Design in Dallas, with a long career of entrepreneurship-related endeavors behind him.

8. LaunchYourCity Rebrands as Start Co. -

The local economic development organization LaunchYourCity Inc. has rebranded itself as Start Co.

9. Seed Hatchery Teams Begin Next Steps -

Participants in this year’s cohort of the Seed Hatchery startup accelerator now face perhaps the most important piece of the 90-day program that puts them through an entrepreneurship boot camp.

10. LaunchYourCity Rebrands as Start Co. -

The local economic development organization LaunchYourCity Inc. has rebranded itself as Start Co.

11. New Venture Empowers Mentoring Programs -

Brittany Fitzpatrick recently left her job as communications coordinator for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis because she wants to devote herself full time to the venture she’s founded and to the problem she wants to help solve.

12. LaunchYourCity Draws Lessons From West Coast -

The group from LaunchYourCity that traveled to San Francisco in March has returned, refreshed and reinvigorated, ready to carry out what was the hoped-for goal of the trip:

Take the lessons learned and use them to help Memphis’ startup community scale new heights.

13. Entrepreneurial Spirit Thriving in Memphis -

In recent years, there has been a civic pushback against the relentless downing of Memphis that over a long period of time came to dominate any attempt to have a purposeful discussion about the city’s future.

14. Launching Pad -

Eric Mathews sounded a little emotional in early February as he described what was about to happen to the organization he leads that’s at the vanguard of spurring entrepreneurship and startup activity in Memphis.

15. ZeroTo510 Accelerator Accepting Applications -

The ZeroTo510 startup accelerator is now accepting applications from entrepreneurs who’d like to be part of the program’s sophomore season.

March 25 is the deadline to apply for the program, the goal of which is to help entrepreneurs bring medical device products and services to market.

16. LaunchYourCity Programs Soon Leaving Downtown -

The LaunchYourCity entrepreneurial platform, which includes elements like Upstart Memphis and the Seed Hatchery startup accelerator, is getting set to leave the EmergeMemphis building Downtown and move to Playhouse on the Square in Midtown.

17. Startup Ground Zero -

For three days over the past week, Memphis was effectively ground zero for technologists, startup founders, investors and entrepreneurs from near and far.

For that, the city can thank the organizers of the Everywhere Else startup conference who, with help from a collection of sponsors and supporters, took what was initially going to be called “Pitchmas,” happening last December, and refashioned it in a matter of months.

18. LaunchYourCity Programs Soon Leaving Downtown -

The LaunchYourCity entrepreneurial platform, which includes elements like Upstart Memphis and the Seed Hatchery startup accelerator, is getting set to leave the EmergeMemphis building Downtown and move to Playhouse on the Square in Midtown.

19. Lighting the Spark -

Somewhere, there’s an entrepreneur scribbling an idea on little more than the back of a napkin. Someone else has all the pieces of a new company in place, and now they’re ready to dial for dollars. Entrepreneurs are a talented bunch, but that talent doesn’t always include a knack for management or finance – skill sets that plenty of experts in Memphis stand ready to help explain.

20. LaunchYourCity Moving to Playhouse on the Square -

The LaunchYourCity entrepreneurial platform, which includes elements like Upstart Memphis and the Seed Hatchery startup accelerator, is getting set to relocate out of the EmergeMemphis building Downtown.

21. New Seed Hatchery Season Launches -

This weekend marks the start of the third season of Seed Hatchery, Memphis’ startup accelerator that aims to turn six teams of founders into well-prepared, more polished entrepreneurs.

And from several vantage points, it’s one of the most diverse collections of startup talent in the 90-day bootcamp’s three-year history.

22. Startup Conference Billed as ‘Must Attend’ -

Scott Case, the founding chief technology officer of Priceline.com and Startup America CEO, had some words of praise for Memphis and Tennessee while on a panel at November’s Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Springs, Calif.

23. Six New Seed Hatchery Teams Chosen -

Six new teams have been lined up for the 2013 Seed Hatchery cohort.

Seed Hatchery is Memphis’ high-growth tech startup accelerator and puts entrepreneurs through a 90-day boot camp, with a crash course in customer discovery, business development, go-to-market strategies and investor pitches. And this year’s cohort marks the third collection of founders to go through the program.

24. Business Leaders Needed for New Mentor Group -

Now that LaunchYourCity Inc. and its related programs like Seed Hatchery have gotten firmly off the ground and are wooing entrepreneurs and innovators who have ideas for high-growth startup companies to launch here, supporters now are turning to a new task.

25. Entrepreneurial Efforts Multiply Locally -

The building blocks keep snapping into place for what’s becoming a solid foundation for Memphis’ entrepreneurial and startup communities.

A trio of efforts either in the works or soon to come ideally will funnel more startup ideas into the pipeline and connect the entrepreneurs and innovators behind them with the mentors, cash, peer groups, training and lots more they might need to thrive.

26. Universal Commercial to Host Networking Breakfast -

Universal Commercial Real Estate LLC will host its monthly Regional Minority Business Entrepreneur Power Breakfast Friday, Nov. 2, with the topic, “Launching Memphis Entrepreneurs.”

27. Focused On Crosstown Arts -

Last week we spotlighted the Overton Park Conservancy and shared a fun way we can support their efforts by attending an upcoming Halloween Party at the Sears Crosstown Building on Saturday, Oct. 27. This week let us expand on the other nonprofit beneficiary of that Halloween Party and talk about an organization that is working to both revitalize the Sears Crosstown Building and cultivate the arts here in Memphis: Crosstown Arts.

28. Synk Coaches Businesses, Helps Them Grow -

Michael Synk is like a professor, salesman, evangelist and coach all rolled into one, prodding and supporting the community of executive leaders in Memphis via In-Synk, the business education and coaching firm he founded.

29. Indie Memphis Festival Gets a Tech Feel -

Based on a lineup the nonprofit organization released, this year’s Indie Memphis Film Festival will feel a lot like the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

It’s a reflection of the digital convergence of film, music and interactive media. Adding a kind of innovation and technology focus to the festival is something organizers have wanted to add for a while, according to Indie Memphis board president Iddo Patt.

30. Entrepreneurial Ecosystem -

Maybe you’re a startup founder who wants to rub shoulders with your peers, pitch investors in the hope of landing venture capital and talk to a lawyer about drawing up paperwork.

Maybe you’re a veteran researcher who’s got a side project that looks like it could turn into something big. Or maybe you’ve got little more than an idea on the back of a napkin.

31. Starting Up -

Shawn Flynn and Ryan Ramkhelawan have, both literally and figuratively, come a long way in a few months.

They moved to Memphis recently to bring their medical industry-focused startup here and take it through the inaugural round of a new startup accelerator program, ZeroTo510. Since the end of that program – a boot camp-style mix of mentorship, networking and related instruction that came with an infusion of cash – their startup Restore Medical Solutions got a term sheet and an invitation to negotiate for a Series A round of venture capital funding.

32. Packed Week for Entrepreneurs Draws to Close -

The week that’s now drawing to a close is Exhibit A for why a national tech media site co-founder said he and his partner are relocating their operation to Memphis.

Nibletz.com co-founder Kyle Sandler said other cities made strong offers – some of them even willing to pony up more incentives than could be matched by Memphis entities wooing Nibletz, which bills itself as “the voice of startups everywhere else.” But Sandler said he wants to be where the action is, and as he sees it, the entrepreneurial and startup action is in Memphis.

33. National Tech Media Site Relocating to Memphis -

Nibletz.com, which bills itself as “the voice of startups everywhere else”, is moving its base of operations to Memphis, after considering a few other cities – and even sweeter incentives elsewhere.

34. Lemmonds Keeps Startups On Track at LaunchYourCity -

Entrepreneurship is as much about storytelling as it is product creation and company-building. The latest widgets, the hottest startups, the most game-changing ideas – they don’t sell themselves.

35. Sanders Keeps Busy in Memphis Tech Scene -

Beth Sanders is one of those people almost anyone knows if they’ve spent a significant amount of time in Memphis’ technology community.

36. Additional Board Members Named at LaunchYourCity -

LaunchYourCity Inc. has announced new board members.

They are Kevin Adams, CEO, CB Richard Ellis Memphis; Darrell Cobbins, CEO, Universal Commercial; and social entrepreneur Chris Williams.

37. Cloud for Good Connects Nonprofits With Technology -

From an office on the second floor of the EmergeMemphis building at 516 Tennessee St., a small company called Cloud for Good is harnessing the power of cloud technology to help nonprofits develop customized, cost-effective solutions, advance their missions and raise the social return on their investments.

38. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden will hold its Spring’s Best Plant Sale Friday, April 13, through Sunday, April 15, at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

39. Leadership Change -

Eric Mathews, long at the center of a variety of tech ventures and entrepreneurship projects in the city, is taking the reins at EmergeMemphis.

40. EmergeMemphis Names Mathews As Executive Director -

Eric Mathews, long at the center of a variety of tech ventures and entrepreneurship projects in the city, is taking the reins at EmergeMemphis.