NTEC Welcomes Elizabeth Pritchett
NTEC has named Elizabeth Pritchett of Martin to the position of Entrepreneur in Residence.
“I am very pleased to have someone with Elizabeth’s broad entrepreneurial experience in working with local and national companies join NTEC’s mission to create economic development,” said NTEC Executive Director Carol Reed.
The duties of the Entrepreneur in Residence at NTEC include facilitating the discovery, development, and growth of sustainable rural companies. As a result, her actions will help stimulate economic growth and create well-paying, long-term jobs in the local economy.
On accepting the new role, Elizabeth stated, “I am excited to help entrepreneurs who want to start or expand a business. I truly believe the CO.STARTERS program will be a great tool to help aspiring entrepreneurs, which, in turn, will bring jobs to Northwest Tennessee.”
Pritchett comes to NTEC after co-founding Twin Oaks Technology in Martin, TN.
"Innovating for Profit" Symposium Announcement
The NextFarm Ag Innovation Accelerator, the University of Tennessee at Martin College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, and the Mid-South School of Advanced Agricultural Lending are coming together to host an agricultural symposium. The title of this event is "Innovating for Profit: Building Rural Businesses from the Ground Up." Features of this symposium will include:
Speaker: Bryan Huddleston, President and CEO of the Nashville Technology Council
Pitch Presentation from NextFarm Ag Innovation Accelerator Company: Fertility Focus
Pitch from NextFarm Ag Innovation Accelerator Company: AgSmarts
Regional Ag-Based Business Leaders Panel Discussion--"Speaking with Experience: From the Ground Up to Forecasting the Future of Rural Businesses" Panel: Jimmy Tosh, Kelley Powers, Chuck Doss, M.J. Anderson, and Neil Mylet
Innovation Lunch--Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Millhorn, Executive Vice President of the University of Tennessee System and President of the UT Research Foundation
The "Innovating for Profit" symposium will be held on September 17, 2014 in the Watkins Auditorium of the Boling University Center at the University of Tennessee at Martin from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please join us for an informative discussion of the principles of rural entrepreneurship and the future of rural business growth.
Click here to register for this event.