EO Nashville Members in the News: Brian Jones & Jason Moore

In this week’s Nashville Business Journal, Brian Jones (Coligos Consulting) was featured in a jobs package about individuals who’ve started businesses out for necessity (aka, the tough economy). Catalyst member Alicia Jones (West End Interiors) was also featured in the package. You can read the full article here.

Tod Fetherling, former head of the Nashville Technology Council and chairman of EO Nashville member company Stratasan (founded by Jason Moore) was also featured in an article entitled “A new direction,” which is inserted below.


App developed by EO Nashville member company gets attention in Times Square & Vegas

Hannah ParamoreEO member Hannah Paramore’s digital agency Paramore has developed an exciting new iPhone app that’s gained national attention on PR Newswire marquees in Times Square and the Vegas Strip.

AstroCantus is an iPhone app that creates an original piece of music as stars cross the meridian over your head.  When stars cross your meridian, this App will play a tone on a scale from one of the available sound sets based on the magnitude, or brightness, of the star.  The result? A musical piece unique to your location and the time of year.

Paramore developed AstroCantus for a client, Davidson Dean LLC, a company that promotes interesting and unique ways to educate people about science and art. Learn more about the app here, or download it from the app store.

Don’t Forget! Guy Kawasaki to speak tomorrow

Don’t forget to mark you calendars! Tomorrow, The Center for Executive Education at Belmont University, in partnership with Nashville Chamber of Commerce and EO Nashville, will host venture capitalist and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki as the keynote speaker during its Fall Leadership Breakfast at the Curb Event Center Arena.

Kawasaki’s visit to Belmont University coincides with Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative speared by The Kauffman Foundation to inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial actions while connecting them with mentors, collaborators and investors.  His visit also falls on “EO24,” Entrepreneur’s Organization 24-hour celebration of global entrepreneurial innovation and knowledge sharing.

Breakfast begins at 7 a.m. with the Keynote Address starting at 7:30 a.m. Attendees will receive a complementary copy of Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment. Hope to see you there!

EO24 — November 17, 2011

This Thursday, November 17, EO Nashville members will have the opportunity to join EO members around the world to participate in EO24.

EO24 represents 24 hours of knowledge sharing and innovation to support economic growth in 42 countries. Guided by this year’s theme, “Living the Values, Realizing the Vision,” members are encouraged to host events that bring together and inspire the entrepreneurial community.

EO’s website will also have a live stream of EO24 events happening around the world, which is located here.

EO Members Honored in Tech 25

In the November/December issue of Nashville Post magazine, which came out Friday, four EO Nashville members and their companies were honored as part of the Best Employes and Tech 25 lists.

Best Employers 2011

Jerry Bostelman, Vaco
Clint Smith, Emma
Tom Turner, Document Solutions Inc.

The Post used employee research company, The Work Institute, to help build its Best Employer list. Employees of nominated companies had to fill out a questionnaire that collected information on employee benefits, financial incentives, job satisfaction and a variety of information that was designed to gain perspective on the employees’ view of the company.

2011 Tech 25

Kevin Ross, Metova
Clint Smith, Emma
Tom Turner, Document Solutions Inc.

Companies were chosen for the Tech 25 list based on a variety of factors, including business size and scope, markets served, how the company’s technology affects the marketplace and future plans.

Congratulations to all highlighted companies.

EO Xpert Series Presents Guy Kawasaki

Join your fellow EO Nashville members to hear Xpert Speaker: Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki will be in Nashville next week, and EO members will have exclusive access to him along with members of Executive Learning Networks and Chamber of Commerce sponsor organizations.

As former chief evangelist for Apple and author of Enchantment, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries and Reality Check, Guy Kawasaki is internationally-known for his insightful talks and seminars.

Here’s the schedule for his visit. (Both events are free for EO members.)

Wednesday November 16th, 2011
Cabana, 1910 Belcourt Ave
Nashville, TN 37212

5 PM-6:30 PM:  Reception and Networking with Guy Kawasaki

Thursday, November 17th, 2011
Curb Event Arena,
Belmont University
2002 Belmont Boulevard,
Nashville, TN 37212

6:45 AM:  Networking and continental breakfast

7 AM – 9 AM:  Guy Kawasaki, Intrapreneurship: the Benefits of Treating Every Company as a Startup

9 AM: Book signing

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM:  “Keeping the Entrepreneurial Spirit Alive” talk back session

9:30 AM-10:45 AM:  Private talk back Xperience with Guy Kawasaki

These events will be excellent learning and networking opportunities for EO Nashville members. Hope you can make it!

EO Nashville Members in the News: Gabriel Smith, Scott Snoyer, Michael Burcham & Ben Goldberg

This week’s Nashville Business Journal included stories with three EO Nashville members.

  • Gabriel Smith (Legacy Learning Systems) was subject of this week’s “Executive Profile.”
  • Scott Snoyer (Fastsigns) was featured in the “Case Study” section on the “10 Minutes to Better Business” page.
  • Entrepreneur Center CEO Michael Burcham was included in an article about the EC’s move to the Trolley Barn. The article also included a quote from Jason Moore (Stratasan), owner of the first company to join the EC. This week, Stratasan was also included in an article in The City Paper about “Public entrepreneurship.” The EC will also act as the Northern Middle Regional Entrepreneurial Accelerator under Governor Haslam’s recent economic development strategy.

(Click on the images below to read the articles.)

Also, Ben Goldberg sat down with The City Paper Editor Steve Cavendish for a Q&A about the newly opened Catbird Seat restaurant. The article published in this week’s edition of the publication, and is inserted below.