LendMed Wants to Track Health Care Sharing

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Through conversations with health care industry professionals, Ryan Freiden saw a need he thought he could fill. Hospitals have an obligation to care for patients. But it’s not possible for facilities to stock every combination of medication, devices or equipment that is needed for care. So often those facilities borrow from each other.

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Memphis cosmetic startup diversifies to keep up with demand

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After starting out as a website where women could trade unused and unwanted beauty products, eDivv now allows its users to buy and sell their wares.

Casey Casterline, the company’s CEO and co-founder, said the company has more than 200,000 products available on its site, with around 1,500 more uploaded every week. That amount of traffic and inventory led her to create the online store. The company upcharges on shipping and takes 9 percent of each sale.

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Memphis Tech Startup on Hot Streak

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It may have taken a little longer than expected, but MentorMe is on a hot streak that includes stints in accelerator programs in San Francisco and Atlanta and the creation of partnerships with several schools and companies in between.

The company, which graduated from the Seed Hatchery accelerator in 2013, has a formal contract with the Memphis Grizzlies Foundation that will put 10 of the organization’s funded programs on its platform, and work with the Knoxville and Greater Memphis Chambers of Commerce. The company is also working with The Mentoring Project in Oklahoma City and Portland, Oregon.

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Three Memphis Companies Selected for Exclusive List of “The Tenn”

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The third incarnation of Launch Tennessee’s master accelerator program, The Tenn, has selected the eight participants in this year’s class. And, once again, Memphis leads the way, with three of its companies being selected to participate. The three Memphis companies are alumni of Start Co.’s accelerators.

The Memphis companies selected for The Tenn are:

  • DivorceSecure — a workflow and collaboration platform for divorce attorneys to automate and streamline the intake process and create a negotiation strategy based on the clients’ preferences.
  • LendMed — a platform that provides hospitals a controlled environment for borrowing and lending medical supplies, allowing them to initiate and approve requests and keep an itemized accounting system of debts.
  • Preteckt — a program that predicts vehicle breakdowns before they happen through hardware that is placed into the vehicle’s sensor data, which extracts more than 16,000 signals in real-time.

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Code Crew Offers a Tech Future for Area Kids

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CodeCrew is leading the youth coding movement in Memphis. As a nonprofit organization founded by Audrey Jones, Petya Grady and Meka Egwuekwe, CodeCrew empowers kids from underserved communities to be tech innovators and leaders through practical, hands-on computer science mentoring and training.
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With a goal of making a wide and positive impact on Memphis, the intent is to introduce large numbers of kids to coding and mentoring them as they grow with it — with the hope that more kids will chose careers in computer science and STEM.
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