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University of Tennessee Spark Innovation Center's

Spark Cleantech Accelerator Cohort 1

August 19, 2022

7:30-8:30 a.m. (EDT)

  • Tom Rogers, President and CEO, UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm, and Executive Director, Spark Innovation Center
  • Windfall, founded by Ryan Ginder
  • Groundstar, founded by Ed Chan, PhD
  • Frakktal, founded by Jhana Porter
  • Green Llama, co-founded by Kay Baker and Matt Keasey
  • RAEV, founded by David Castley

Hybrid Friday Meeting Details:

In-Person (Registration not Needed):

Meetings are held in the UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge. Attendees are no longer required to wear masks but may do so at their discretion.

Virtual Attendees (Please Register):

To participate in the meeting via Zoom, register for this and future upcoming Friday meetings with the link below:
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to iRis NETWORKS for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in August.
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Upcoming ETEC Friday Meetings

August 26 - Featured Fridays with the ETEC Board (All members and their guests are welcome to attend. Updates will include: ETDD's Economic Development Strategy, UT Haslam Business School Leadership Programs, ETEBA, and more.)
September 2 - No ETEC due to the Labor Day Holiday Weekend
September 9 - Andy Page, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
September 16 - Mark Watson, City of Oak Ridge


Regional/Partner Events

Aug. 19 - TSBDC: Startup Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
Aug. 25 - Office Furniture Works: Reception and Ribbon Cutting
Aug. 30 - Let Her Speak: Women’s Capital Series 3rd Session
Aug. 30 - UTK: Part-Time Job Fair
Aug. 31 - Spark Cleantech Accelerator Demo Day
Sept. 12 - TSBDC: Government Contracting 101 Part 1
Sept. 15 - TSBDC: Government Contracting 101 Part 2
Sept. 16 - TSBDC: Business Canvas Modeling
Sept. 16-18 - Maker City Summit 2022
Sept. 16-23 - Innov865 Week
Sept. 20 - Innov685: StartUp Day 2022
Sept. 20 - KTECH: WiT Virtual Workshop – Work/Life Balance
Sept. 21-23 - National Cleanup Workshop 2022
Sept. 21 - ETEBA, EFCOG, NEI: House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus Reception
Sept. 27 - KTech: Lunch & Learn – Communication for Tech Professionals
Sept. 27-29 - Launch TN: 3686 Event



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New Member

ETEC is pleased to welcome Chuck Carringer Executive Coaching as a new member.

Chuck Carringer Executive Coaching provides professional development services through individual coaching, group/team trainings, and facilitation. Dr. Chuck Carringer has conducted over 6,000 executive coaching meetings with leaders at every organizational level in dozens of different professional fields, partnering with them to advance in both performance outcomes and leadership development. In addition, he has delivered over 600 training/speaking presentations to diverse audiences.

Thinking about Joining?

• To learn more about ETEC and the Friday morning meetings, visit our website.
• To learn more about membership and to join, click here.

Already a Member?

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• To update your company profile, account, or visit the member directory, click here.

Weekly Wisdom

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
- Mahatma Gandhi
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