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ETEC’s goal is to meet virtually until we can all be together again on Friday mornings.


Friday, January 22, 2021

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

Peter Hastings

VP of Regulatory Affairs & Quality
Kairos Power LLC

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Peter Hastings

TIP: After you register for the meeting and see the confirmation screen, click 'Add to Calendar', and Zoom will place the meeting link as an appointment on your schedule.

We will use the Zoom Conferencing platform in its normal format. Attendees will be visible unless they choose to turn off their video.

Want to Bring A Guest?

Members are always welcome to bring a guest to the ETEC meeting on Friday mornings, even when we are meeting virtually. If you want to introduce a guest to the group gathered online, email Tracy and she will put you on the meeting agenda. Or, fill out the online form here.

Lets Network!

Make plans to network after the meeting on Friday from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. If you have the latest version of Zoom installed on your device, you can choose your own Breakout room. We will have the normal options open as well. Make plans for the meeting after the meeting!
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Last Friday's Techstars Report

TVA's Dr. Joe Hoagland presented the results from the Techstars survey last Friday at ETEC. Many of you asked for a copy of his slides. The link can be found on ETEC's Entrepreneurial Business Resources page, as well as here.
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Upcoming Friday Meetings

January 29 - ETEC Board of Directors
February 5 - NO ETEC - Chambers' Regional Legislative Agenda Virtual Event
February 12 - Dr. Suresh Babu, National Science Board Vision 2030


Jan 26 - 2021 TN Procurement Opportunities Conference
Jan 27 - DOE/NNSA Virtual Hiring Event
Feb 10 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
Feb 11 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
Feb 11 - KTech: Virtual Lunch & Learn – FBI InfraGard Enterprise
Mar 8-12 - Waste Management 2021 Virtual Symposia

New Member

ETEC welcomes Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) as a new member.
USNC is a U.S. company developing advanced technology to enhance the safety of nuclear power.
USNC is involved in the fabrication, construction, and deployment of small modular nuclear power plants. USNC employs 100+ people in the U.S. and around the world, including Canada, South Africa, and South Korea. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.



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