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Innovation Lab

Welcome to the ETSU Innovation Lab

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Vision: 

Transforming the future through innovation.

Our vision serves as the overarching framework that determines the direction, partnerships, decisions, and choices that we make on a daily basis. Being a university-based high-tech business incubator, the Innovation Lab’s vision aligns with, evolves with and supports ETSU’s Vision, Values and Mission; as such, we appreciate our unique role at the University and strive to represent the values of ETSU in the community-at-large. 

 

Objectives:

  • To create an environment that facilitates collaboration, innovation and shared learning for businesses during their critical developmental years.
  • To provide opportunities to keep our best and brightest at home.
  • To focus on the creation of high-quality jobs and wealth creation with emerging technology driven companies.
  • To promote, stimulate and support economic development throughout the region by assisting emerging and/or expanding companies and in recruiting businesses from outside the community.
  • To deliver virtual incubator assistance for non-residential companies.
  • To enhance opportunities for “real world” experiences for faculty, staff and students.
  • To offer a “Soft Landing” for International Companies to facilitate their transition to the US Business World.
  • To assist and support our members in growing their business endeavors from concept to commercialization.

  

Accounting for Start-ups

Accounting for Startups: What you need to know!

Darla Kinser of Kinser CPA
March 30th @ 6pm – Location: announced after RSVP

Accounting is the make it or break it piece of your new venture. Learn the basics of tracking your companies finances and how to avoid the common pitfalls that new startups run into. This workshop will also cover some basic tax preparations you need to make and the important deadlines you don’t want to miss!

You will leave this workshop with a basic understanding of how to approach your new ventures finances. There will also be plenty of time for questions and feedback.

Click here to RSVP

 


 

TSBDC

TSBDC  Small Business Classes

TSBDC at ETSU to offer small business classes in February and March

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at East Tennessee State University will offer classes for potential entrepreneurs in February and March at the ETSU Innovation Laboratory.  

For class enrollment or further information, contact Teresa Shipley of the TSBDC at 423-439-8505 or shipleyth@etsu.edu.

 

Innovation Lab in the News

 

 

Tri-Cities Ecosystem

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Spotlight: Tri-Cities, TN/VA

3/2/2017 by Tony Lettich, FundingSage 

GlutenShield

Steve and Sheridan Nice develop new dietary supplement named GlutenShield

2/8/2017 Teknovation.Biz; by Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, Pershing Yoakley & Associates. P.C.

One Scientific

The latest news in One Scientific's Catalytic Hydrogen Fuel System

10/03/2016 Press Release; Copyright © 2016 One Scientific Incorporated.

TCAT Elizabethton

TCAT Elizabethton students to get advice on starting their own business

6/15/2016 by John Thompson, Johnson City Press

Sensational Seasonings

Innovation Lab helps launch Sensational Seasonings

4/29/2016 Press Release by East Tennessee State University

Keller Ferguson

Local entrepreneur benefits from stewardship of ETSU's Innovation Laboratory

3/2/2016 by David Floyd, Johnson City Press

Ginger Keller Ferguson

Keller-Ferguson graduates from ETSU's Innovation Lab

2/24/2016 Press Release by East Tennessee State University

Life Science TN

Congratulations to ETSU Innovation Lab's member, HemispheresNeuro (Dr. Eric Sellers, Dr. Mike Adler and Bob Adler), for being accepted into the Life Science Tennessee State Mentorship Program. We are so proud of you!

Three Rivers Co-Op

Knoxville co-op eyeing Johnson City for second location

11/13/2015 by Nathan Baker, Johnson City Press

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Living With Alzheimer's...And The Work To Find A Cure...

11/1/2015 by Leigh Ann Laube, Tri-Cities Healthy Living

FWG President. Manfred Albrecht

Soft Landings speeds German Spring maker’s Transition to States

11/1/2015 by Jeff Keeling, The Business Journal of Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia

Liz Lewis

Elizabeth Lewis named assistant director of Innovation Lab

10/15/2015 Press Release by East Tennessee State University

Mountain Harvest Kitchen Logo

Mountain Harvest Headway - Unicoi's community kitchen...

8/13/2015, by Sue Guinn Legg, Johnson City Press

Debbie Smith of U.S. Repiratory

Debbie Smith | U.S. Respiratory, LLC

3/21/2015 by Mary Stanford,Tennessee Small Business Development Center

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Baker Donelson partners with East Tennessee State University

2/13/2015 by Kelley Boothe, Southern Alpha

InBIA Soft Landings Logo

ETSU's Innovation Laboratory receives international honor

1/20/2015 Press Release by East Tennessee State University 

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Noland: Education, economy ‘intertwined’

10/30/2012, by Madison Mathews, Johnson City Press

Kitty Juul RDPC

Kitty Juul - Flirting with disaster

Article on former ETSU Innovation Lab Member, Kitty Juul of the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium, in HER Magazine by the Johnson City Press Vol.1, 2011

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Expanding Johnson City Firm Began In ETSU Innovation Lab

12/4/2008, The Greeneville Sun

   
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