The Company Lab is scattered throuhout the East today…Enoch is in Cincinnati training a new organization on how to run their own SpringBoard business planning course and I am in Nashville at the TTDC’s TN NEXT Conference.

I am pretty pumped about this conference for a few reasons:
1) I love meeting others around the state who are entrepreneurs or helping entrepreneurs and learning from them.
2) Our new governor, Mr Haslam, will be sharing the state’s new innovation and entrepreneurship strategy…it will be very interesting to see how it plays out.
3) We have three start-ups from Chattanooga that are presenting at the Venture Capital Showcase today- SecureWaters,, and Cumberland Signal Labs.

Our team, as well as mentors from around the community, has spent quite a bit of time preparing these teams to pitch later on this afternoon. I’ll be tweeting throughout the day (@thecompanylab), so follow us for updates!

By the way, if you are an entrepreneur or innovator of any kind and you’ve never heard of the TTDC, I encourage you to check out They have multiple grants, investments, and events geared towards the entrepreneurial and tech commercialization communities.