Music Startups Make Launch Tennessee’s 2015-2016 Class

LaunchTN logo The TennThree music-related startups have been chosen to participate in The TENN, an accelerator program for graduates of Tennessee’s network of entrepreneur centers, presented by Launch Tennessee.

The program will begin Oct. 21 when the companies have the opportunity to attend Launch Tennessee’s board meeting and meet with the mentors they will be working with during the program. This is followed by training in The Rockefeller Habits, as well as networking trips and training days on topics including marketing, financial management, and operations.

Remix Hits – Nashville – Project Music: Remix Hits turns licensed hit songs into software to aid music creators in the sampling/remix process, along with an automated licensing system that instantly determines royalty splits upon upload.

KaraoQ – Nashville – Project Music: KaraoQ develops technologies that enhance how people interact and engage in venues by digitizing the antiquated karaoke experience for nightlife enthusiasts.

Sing and Spell – Knoxville – MediaWorks: Sing and Spell has created an animated, musical program that teaches pre-preschoolers alphabet letter basics through lessons and original songs.

Additional products selected as part of The Tenn include:

Branch Technology – Chattanooga – GIGTANK: Branch Technology combines freeform 3D printing technology, large scale industrial robots and conventional construction materials to create buildings without design limits.

DivorceSecure – Memphis – StartCo: DivorceSecure is a workflow and collaboration platform for divorce attorneys to automate and streamline the intake process, create a negotiation strategy based on the clients’ preferences.

Innovasan – Knoxville – CO.LAB: Innovasan has created the only technology solution for affordable, sustainable and safe on-site treatment of fluid medical waste in hospitals, surgery centers and other medical treatment facilities.

LendMed – Memphis – StartCo: LendMed’s platform provides hospitals a controlled environment for borrowing and lending medical supplies, allowing them to initiate requests, approve requests, and keep an itemized accounting system of debts.

Preteckt – Memphis – StartCo: Preteckt predicts vehicle breakdowns before they happen through hardware that is placed into the vehicle’s sensor data, which extracts over 16,000 signals in real-time.

“We look forward to working with this diverse group of early-stage companies who are all outstanding graduates and representatives of Tennessee’s network of entrepreneur centers,” said Charlie Brock, CEO of Launch Tennessee. “The TENN program will offer them another level of support with increased exposure as well as networking opportunities to investors, mentors and potential customers.”

The TENN is sponsored by UBS, a global financial services firm with a presence across Tennessee, including the UBS Business Solutions Center Nashville which opened in the spring of 2014.

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