City of Memphis, EPIcenter Get $50,000 for Startup Efforts


When Walter Perry, director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Tennessee district office, joins other SBA staff in presenting Memphis officials Wednesday, Sept. 2, with a $50,000 Start Small Model prize, the ceremony will be more than a perfunctory civic affair.

That’s because the event, happening at 12:30 p.m. at Rec Room, 3000 Broad Ave., is another in a string of recent indications that Memphis’ startup community is in the midst of a bumper crop of good news.

Examples of its momentum include the city welcoming entrepreneurs to a newly created startup accelerator and the existence of fresh startup-focused leaders like Leslie Smith, the new president of EPIcenter, who was tapped for the job earlier this year.


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