A total of eight Birmingham companies will compete May 9 for $100,000 as the latest stop in a entrepreneurial seed money bus tour.
In just five short weeks, we hit the road again. The Rise of the Rest bus will roll into five cities to shine a spotlight on startups and the communities that support them.
From May 7–11, the tour will be making stops in Dallas (TX), Memphis (TN), Birmingham (AL), Chattanooga (TN), and Louisville (KY).
We’ve spent the past month reviewing an incredible set of applications — hundreds across all of the cities. And today, we’re thrilled to announce the finalists who will be pitching at each location. The winning startup in each city will receive a $100,000 investment from the Rise of the Rest Seed fund.
Throughout the month of March, we have been celebrating Women’s History Month by shining a spotlight on the women entrepreneurs and leaders in our community. What has been your greatest reward in being an entrepreneur? What advice would you give to young women who want to succeed in the workplace? We’ve shared their answers to a few of these questions on our social media pages, and below, you’ll find a compilation of our favorite answers. Scroll all the way to the bottom to see the list of the 9 featured women and their companies.
In honor of Women’s History Month, we checked in with the voices paving the way for equality in entrepreneurship in Tennessee, including some of our brightest female founders, for tips on how to pitch smarter, let go of career regrets, tap the resources you need to grow and more. Read on for their inspiring stories.
We want to hear from you! Share your own stories of how you win the boardroom and the balance sheet every single day, using #FemaleFoundersTN on Twitter.
My guest for Season 2 of Rising Stories Podcast episode #95 is Ashlee Ammons. Ashlee is the Cofounder/COO of Mixtroz. She was hired as the 1st intern to NBA Star LeBron James and quickly established herself as an Event Producer working with A-Listers including Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jay-Z. Together with her mom, Kerry Schrader, Ashlee cofounded Mixtoz, a technology app that connects real people in real time at any large event. Without formal tech background, this mother & daughter duo has been blazing trails in the male-dominated tech startup space.
Ashlee also serves on the Board of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and is passionate about encouraging other entrepreneurs. You will hear her passion in this interview.
In this interview we talk about all things entrepreneur and she shares her Rising Story!
Ashlee holds a BA in Mass Communications and Public Relations from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. Notably, Ashlee was hired as the 1st intern to NBA Star LeBron James. Recently relocated to Franklin from New York City, Ashlee established a career as an Events Producer working with an impressive list of A- Listers including Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jay-Z and large brands like Moët Hennessy and Coca-Cola. Much of Ashlee’s passion for Mixtroz comes from her vast knowledge of events and the integration of technology into the landscape in an effort to track analytical data while optimizing consumer experiences. Ashlee serves on the Board of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and is involved with community initiatives such as Black in Tech Nashville and Girls to the Moon.